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HFT - speed or strategy?

The constant need to invest in faster trading infrastructure adds significantly to the cost of trading, creating a distinct difference between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.

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30 January 2019, E-Forex

The FX Global Code - An overview of progress to date – E-Forex*

We asked Roger Rutherford, COO of ParFX and a member of the ACI FX Committee who has been involved in the establishment of the Code from the outset, to tell us more about this initiative and to provide an update on the working groups the GFXC has created to focus on four priority areas: “cover and deal” trading activity, disclosures, buy-side outreach, and integration of the Code in the FX market.

29 January 2019, Financial Times

London’s renminbi trading eclipses pound-euro*†

“The report is an accurate reflection of the bouts of higher volatility in both major and emerging market currencies, with the 17 per cent rise in Chinese yuan turnover testament to this,” said Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer at trading platform, ParFX.

29 January 2019, Markets Media

Turnover Of Chinese Yuan Grows in London*

Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer of ParFX, said in an email: “It’s no surprise to see an overall fall in FX turnover reported by the FXJSC, but the variations across different instruments make for interesting reading.”

29 January 2019, Profit and Loss

FX Volumes Dip from April 2018 Highs*†

Commenting on the survey, Roger Rutherford, COO of ParFX, says, “It’s no surprise to see an overall fall in FX turnover reported by the FXJSC, but the variations across different instruments make for interesting reading. For example, the rise in FX spot activity is at its highest since April 2015, with the survey revealing a significant year-on-year increase of 11%. This trend is also reflected in data released by the New York Federal Reserve.”

23 January 2019, Central Banking

Financial market infrastructure services: ParFX*†

A well-functioning foreign exchange (forex) market is important to central banks in ensuring the effective transmission of monetary policy to the real economy and to support price stability. Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, referred to it as “one of the most vital parts of the financial plumbing” in his opening remarks at the FX Global Code of Conduct launch. 

23 January 2019, Euromoney

FX credit management: Keeping up with the bots*

Despite room for improvement, ParFX COO Roger Rutherford reckons FX credit and risk management processes have been transformed over the last decade and that adoption of electronic trading, growth of algorithms, proliferation of trading venues and greater number of counterparties have all had an impact on the way credit is allocated and managed. 

18 January 2019, FOW

Spot FX trend won’t impact derivs – ParFX*†

“But whether or not there is a move towards spot FX, this will have no impact on options or non-deliverable forwards (NDFs),” Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer of Tradition-owned FX trading venue ParFX, told FOW.

4 January 2019, FOW

FX market vulnerabilities persist despite good progress – ParFX*†

“It’s clear that market participants still have some key concerns relating to disclosures, behaviour in anonymous trading environments, and a lack of trading transparency," Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer of Tradition-owned FX trading platform ParFX, said.

3 January 2019, FStech

Shortlist 2019*

Best Trading System: Flextrade, Horizon Software, ParFX, TradingScreen, Trad-X.

1 January 2019, FX Week

ParFX: transparency to drive trading practices as Code adoption grows*†

As the number of market participants adopting the FX Global Code of Conduct gathers momentum in 2019, there will be a greater focus on the transparency of trading practices, says Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer at trading venue ParFX.

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