About Us

What We Do

As a boutique advisory firm, Forex Datasource provides market-neutral insights that inform institutional clients' strategic decisions dealing with OTC FX / on-exchange FX markets. We conduct our work via consulting calls, primary research, and targeted reports.

Javier Paz, a seasoned market practitioner, leads the firm's advisory practice. Mr. Paz is a frequent contributor to tier-one financial media (WSJ, FT, Bloomberg, Reuters) stories, is a guest speaker at industry events, and lends his expertise as judge for the FX Week eFX Awards and the Dow Jones Financial News Trading Technology Awards.

Our Expertise

Our areas of expertise were acquired over the past two decades working for banks, brokerages, and larger consulting firms. As part of our efforts to map out the universe of FX service providers, we know intimately or have received hundreds of briefings on the research areas below:  

  • Activity level by FX product, counterparty segment, and geography
  • Market sizing, market share analysis, and addressable opportunity measurement
  • Competitive landscape and new product positioning
  • Strategic alliance inquiries, vendor/counterparty due diligence, merger and acquisition advisory
  • Regulatory considerations
  • IPO market overview section
  • Technology and client experience trends
  • Best execution, transactional cost analysis (TCA)
  • Algo / HFT trading
  • Blockchain technology in capital markets, crypto currency adoption
  • Risk analysis: Systemic and counterparty 

Consultation Scheduling

Client profiles

We synthesize and help converge FX industry views

FX venues/marketplaces. 

CLOB ECNs, fully disclosed/anonymous/hybrid, exchange-listed FX, peer-to-peer, blockchain/DLT FX 

Buy-side firms. 

Hedge funds, real money, CTA/CPO/prop trading firms, sovereign funds

FX technology vendors. 

Liquidity aggregation, distribution, connectivity, infrastructure, market data, trading front end, transaction cost analysis, settlement, and risk management.

Regulatory entities. 

Central banks, securities and commodities regulators, banking regulators, industry associations.


Tier 1 (sell-side FX) banks, Tier 2 and 3 (private-label, national, regional) banks, and liquidity consuming banks.

Other participants. 

Retail aggregators, Nonbank market makers, bank prime brokers, prime of prime firms, FX market utilities (e.g., CLS Bank, SWIFT), market data vendors, private equity firms.