The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

ACI Webinar to Debate Regulatory Impact on Algo FX Trading

Subscribe to our newsletter

Recent regulatory initiatives have focused on the growing use by foreign exchange market participants of strategies and models long considered mainstream in listed securities markets, particularly equities. To help practitioners get to grips with these developments, the ACI – global association for FX market professionals, will host a webinar on March 4 to discuss the impact of regulation on algorithmic trading, transaction cost analysis (TCA) and other market practices.

The webinar – more details can be found here – in particular will debate the key questions raised in a recent European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) consultation paper and by the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC).

In December, ESMA launched a consultation paper seeking input on the impact of MiFID II/MiFIR requirements around algorithmic trading. And more recently, the GFXC Working Group on Algorithmic Trading and Transaction Cost Analysis set out its own areas of focus in the context of the ongoing FX Global Code review.

The session will be moderated by Stephane Malrait, Chair of ACI’s global FX Committee, and features panellists Tjerk Methorst of PGGM, Asif Razaq of BNP Paribas, Richard Turner of Insight Investment ,and UBS’s Christian Gressel. The discussion will centre around topics such as TCA, data availability, risk and control mechanisms, transparency, best execution, and venue selection.

Algo trading is becoming increasingly prevalent in FX, so this promises to be a thought-provoking discussion, and will be of interest to FX traders, salespeople, brokers, and operations, regulatory and compliance staff.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related content


Recorded Webinar: Opportunities of new approaches to electronic trading

Challenged by legacy systems, less than ideal workflows and high costs, front-office trading teams lack the ability to adapt to clients’ evolving needs around integration, speed and multi-asset capabilities. They are also challenged by a capital markets environment characterised by legacy systems, shrinking margins and increased regulatory scrutiny. While these problems cause considerable friction in...


Tradovate Adopts Eventus Validus Platform for Regulatory Monitoring

Tradovate, a US online brokerage firm catering to self-directed futures traders, has deployed Eventus Systems’ Validus trade surveillance platform to identify patterns of dangerous activity within its order flow, as well as to meet regulatory requirements, including monitoring and ensuring the proper use of regulatory tags. The firm is using Validus to monitor more than 2.5...


Data Management Summit New York

Now in its 12th year, the Data Management Summit (DMS) in NYC brings together the North American, capital markets enterprise data management community, to explore the evolution of data strategy and how to leverage data to drive compliance and business insight.


Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading...