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Equity Trading Houses Return to Profitability but Must Evolve Businesses

A new report from GreySpark Partners shows how investment bank equities trading businesses are returning to profitability in 2015 after a sustained period of declining revenues following the onset of the financial crisis. However, in order for those businesses to remain profitable in the future, the report argues that banks must choose between the operational costs and demands associated with running a global equities trading franchise versus running a business that is focused on meeting the needs of specific types of clients on region-by-region basis.

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Buyside Firms Increasingly Trade FX with other Buyside Firms in Bank-to-Bank Venues

A new report from GreySpark Partners, a London-based capital markets consultancy, has found that buyside firms are increasingly accessing spot FX liquidity by trading with other buyside firms within trading venues that were previously considered bank-only platforms. The report, Trends in FX Trading 2014, shows how recent growth in the level of e-trading in the flow FX space is leading to the creation of new, all-to-all (A2A) market structures that could one day spread into other instrument classes like FX options and non-deliverable forwards

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