Tag: editorial

July 14, 2015 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Op Ed: Should I pay or should I go?

According to my calculations, should Europe be successful in making Britain pay £1 billion in emergency funding to Greece from taxpayers' money, that would equate to £1,445 for each person employed in London's financial sector, which is the economic powerhouse of the entire continent. Should Britain bow to European pressure and pour hard-earned money down the black hole?

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September 11, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Op Ed: Is there an FX broker that is too big to fail?

Economies of scale, M&A, and high-profile takeovers have dominated the headlines recently as large firms continue to expand, whilst smaller firms feel the pinch due to low volatility, immense competition and costs whilst traders demand lean terms. LeapRate Managing Editor Andrew Saks-McLeod examines whether enormity equals immunity.

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August 22, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Op Ed: Wish you were here?

LeapRate Managing Editor Andrew Saks-McLeod investigates the paradox in which the global and seemingly borderless aspects of the FX industry has not encouraged firms to branch away from the few specific regions in which they are concentrated.

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April 16, 2014 BY Andrew Saks-McLeod

Guest editorial: Why brokers should consider RTB

MediaGroup London's Bart Burggraaf looks at real-time bidding as a method by which FX brokers could efficiently fine-tune their cost model when purchasing advertising space for banner placements Much has been said about the different marketing tactics used by brokers. An average media mix consists of PPC advertising, SEO, Display advertising, email advertising, some print…

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