Gartner Research

Foreign Exchange Technology Platform Overview

Published: 25 September 2008

ID: G00160642

Analyst(s): Douglas McKibben, David Furlonger


The quest for speed in the FX market and the complexity caused by layering of FX trading platforms and suites have financial services CIOs eyeing upgrades or replacements for their FX systems. We discuss the key components of today's FX platforms and provide an overview of what vendors offer.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • FX Market Snapshot
  • The FX Technology Platform
    • Pretrade Components
    • Trading and Deal Execution Components
    • Post-Trade Components
  • Vendors and Platform Service Providers
    • What to Consider
    • E-FX
  • Market Evolution and Technology Impact Issues
    • Volume
    • Liquidity Flows
    • Process and Workflow
    • Application Management Challenges
  • Recommendations

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