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 eFX Awards (FX Week magazine) the FN Trading Technology Awards (Dow Jones).
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:
FX market places.
CLOB ECNs, fully disclosed/anonymous/hybrid, exchange-listed FX, peer-to-peer, blockchain/DLT FX
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.
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.
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.