Looking to the futures: Transtrend’s trading head on the power of EFP

Dutch CTA firm says increased costs in OTC FX world will drive banks and buy-side to EFP

Marc Putter
Transtrend's Marc Putter

Marc Putter is one of the more vocal buy-side proponents of foreign exchange futures and exchange-for-physical (EFP) trading. As head of trading at Netherlands-based Transtrend, the use of futures is core to its approach to the market.

As a $5 billion commodity trading adviser (CTA) fund manager, the firm trades 70 currency pairs, of which only nine non-G10 pairs are traded off exchange, as over-the-counter forwards or non-deliverable forwards (NDFs).

“We are futures traders at heart, and it

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