Fast and Fragmented Trading. The end of prime market venues

It used to be that FX price discovery happened over the phone at what must seem, to a self-aware computer, an excruciatingly slow pace. These days it happens much faster, as the latest report from the BIS on market microstructure shows.  The report doesn’t talk about...

Paying too much for FX?

New Change FX conduct a good number of research pieces for asset owners and asset consultants every year. We conduct Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) on data submitted by asset managers in order to assess the cost of the manager’s FX execution. This activity might take...

The Cost of Poor Foreign Exchange Execution

Considerable steps are being made in cost transparency. It is however apparent that where foreign exchange (FX) is concerned, there is still a need to explain the drag on returns that comes from poor FX execution and to underline how simple it is to reduce costs. Many...

Your Guide to FX Costs

Whose (FX) Money Is It Anyway? FX costs are the last great unmanaged cost incurred by investors. Despite their significance to investors, they remain largely ignored.  This is because costs are hidden in spread and vary widely.  So we have read with great interest the...