FX

How to build low-touch, multi-asset trading desks

Leading asset managers are building low-touch, multi-asset trading desks to deliver automation wherever possible. Building automation into the trading process requires the asset manager to define best practices around volume, asset class and timeliness of liquidity, then building appropriate rules into the execution process. John Adam, global director, Portfolio Management…

FX liquidity is changing, be careful

The timing of foreign exchange trades, their market impact and explicit costs must all be considered by asset managers’ trading teams, as they try to optimise investor returns. While banks are reducing their risk appetite, they are showing clients greater transparency on executable prices on-screen, clearing the risk rather than…

Multi-asset trading analytics can drive better trading performance

Trading performance analysis across assets will create welcome feedback for the trading team says Cathy Gibson, head of trading at Royal London Asset Management, but there are significant complexities in providing a meaningful picture for an asset manager. Appropriate performance benchmarks are very different, data availability is inconsistent and the…