Buy-side firms eye perks of being a liquidity provider

Larger players increasingly see themselves as LPs and are asking for more in return


Some larger buy-side firms are now demanding to be treated by market-makers as spot foreign exchange liquidity providers in their own right and have started asking for tighter spreads and more discretion in how algorithms direct their order flow.

Asif Razaq, global head of FX algo execution at BNP Paribas, said there has been a recent trend for some large real money firms to ask for discounted spreads when carrying out risk transfer trades. For their algo trades, the firms are seeking more

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