FX Industry Week Review: Liquidity deals, Hard Brexit, Malta crypto regulation, and lots more


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Which leading FX brokers set key technology relationships to improve liquidity distribution? And with which providers?

What did the FCA have to say about an impending Hard Brexit for both inbound and outbound brokers?

What do Malta’s new cryptocurrency and blockchain laws mean?

Answers to these questions and more appeared first or only at LeapRate. Some of our most viewed and commented-on posts from the past week include:


cfd liquidityIG sets technology partnership with PrimeXM for CFD and FX liquidity. London based online brokerage leader IG Group and financial connectivity solutions provider PrimeXM have announced a new strategic collaboration and technology partnership. The partnership, revolving around PrimeXM’s XCore product, will allow IG to expand liquidity distribution opportunities in its CFDs and FX business. Get all the details, always first at LeapRate.

FX liquidity providersStater Global Markets adds Gold-i Matrix Net liquidity distribution for MT4 and MT5 brokers. FCA regulated Prime of Prime brokerage Stater Global Markets has announced that it has added Gold-i Matrix Net as an additional liquidity distribution channel to help drive further growth. This latest development extends Stater’s partnership with Gold-i, making Stater’s liquidity available to brokers worldwide who use Gold-i’s Matrix, MT4 Bridge and MT5 Gateway products.

MiFID hard BrexitFCA approach to (Hard) Brexit: temporary passports? A week after the EU’s financial regulatory body ESMA issued a fairly stern warning to both EEA and UK financial institutions that they should begin preparing for the possibility of a Hard Brexit in March 2019 – which could very well spell the end of EU-UK MiFID passorting – the UK’s FCA has issued a fairly detailed view of its own side of things. How does the FCA ses things proceeding through to (and beyond March 2019)? Is EU-UK MiFID passporting likely to survive? Or be replaced? Get all the details, always first at LeapRate.

Malta cryptocurrency exchange regulationWhat Malta’s new legislation means for crypto and blockchain businesses. Following the passing of recent regulation, and the relocation of a number of crypto and blockchain business, Malta is quickly being referred to as “Blockchain Island”. What do recent Malta crypto and blockchain related laws really mean? We’re pleased to present a special LeapRate Guest Post on the topic courtesy of two of the leading experts on Malta financial regulation, Dr. Omar Zerafa and Dr. Emerson Bonello of Valletta, Malta based law firm Zerafa Advocates. Get all the details, exclusively at LeapRate.

playtech officesExclusive: Fidelity sells down Playtech stake after earnings missLeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that Boston based investment management giant Fidelity Investments has recently sold down some of its stake in online gaming and financial trading provider Playtech PLC. Who are now Playtech’s largest shareholders? How has Playtech stock done, since announcing an ‘earnings miss’ Trading Update two weeks ago? Get all the details, exclusively at LeapRate.

Spreadex officeExclusive: Spreadex 2018 Revenue and Profits. ​​LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned via regulatory filings that FCA regulated financial and sports spread betting company Spreadex saw significant top line Revenue growth in its latest Fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. That, following a 2017 year where Revenues were flat. Get all the details, exclusively at LeapRate.

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