currency market execution
currency market execution
Our intent is to offer a service that encourages fair play in the forex market by allowing market participants to assess the quality of the execution their broker is providing.
We understand OTC Markets, and our analysis methodology considers:
– Retail OTC price data (NOT Interbank price data from Reuters or Bloomberg)
– Spreads on different account types
– Impact of news events on volatility
Let us be the independent third party that provides this insight to your prospects and customers
Article 64 of the MiFID II Delegated Regulation requires firms to “check the fairness of the price proposed to the client when executing orders or taking decisions to deal in OTC products, including bespoke products, by gathering market data used in the estimation of the price of such products and, where possible, by comparing with similar or comparable products”.
ESMA expects that firms will need to make use of data analytics so that they can scrutinise the methodologies and inputs underpinning any valuation process and pricing models with respect to OTC products.
VerifyMyTrade collates market reference data against which brokers’ price execution can be benchmarked. A report on a statistically meaningful sample across a month could be compared to this reference data in order to provide a report to present to regulators as proof of the fairness of execution prices. While VerifyMyTrades cannot perform this in real time, we are able to provide a one day delayed audit of their OTC currency pricing.
Currently firms must comply with the overarching standard of taking “reasonable steps…to obtain the best possible results for its clients”.
The new obligation under MiFID II is for firms to take “all sufficient steps” – a higher standard to comply with. However, ESMA have said that this overarching requirement should not be interpreted to mean that a firm must obtain the best possible results for its clients on every single occasion. Rather, firms will need to verify on an on-going basis that their execution arrangements work well throughout the different stages of the order execution process.
VerifyMyTrade allows users to check their execution quality. Naturally, some execution may be outliers, but it will show that the majority of positions taken are well executed, complying with MiFID requirements and ESMA guidelines.
While VerifyMyTrade is not intended to fulfill the role of a dispute resolution committee such as the Financial Commission or other industry regulatory bodies, we do provide a technological mechanism to assist in the dispute resolution process.
VerifyMyTrade can compile an authenticated email that can be sent among disputing parties and financial authorities in order to provide an independent view of the state of the market at a specific point in time. In many cases such information is sufficient for a party to admit fault, and in cases where there are other mitigating factors, the information can be used as a data point in the case.
We consolidate price feeds from dozens of retail forex brokers and produce statistical box plots.
Box Plots are a representation of the minimum, maximum and percentiles of the ticks received for every second of the day. This is illustrated by the image below.
When we are provided with price execution details we can map the execution price received with the boxplot percentiles for that particular time of day.
We are an independent company, not affiliated to any broker. We are looking out for the best interests of the OTC currency market and its participants. We do not, and will not recommend brokers with better execution. Our company’s objective is purely to create transparency, not to show favor.
If you are a broker, you can click here to read more about how our product deals with specific regulatory requirements for European OTC Brokers.
The Financial Commission (FinaCom PLC) is the first, neutral, third party Dispute Resolution Organization that is dedicated specifically to Forex, and it operates in a Way where transparency, Swiftness, and education are the paramount Values. The Financial Commission ensures that traders and brokers are getting their disputes resolved in a quick, efficient, unbiased and authentic manner, while making sure they walk away with a Well-founded answer, thus contributing to their overall knowledge about Forex.
Autochartist was established in 2004 and is currently servicing over 100 of the largest and most successful on-line brokers and institutions with financial market analysis content. Autochartist boasts a community of more than 1 million traders in over 80 countries worldwide. With data going back to 2010, Autochartist provides clients with a fully transparent service and aims to be in the forefront of a maturing market by being the independent analytical platform of choice. Committed to service excellence, tailoring solutions, and never slowing down with developing innovative new products that deliver high-quality, actionable potential trade opportunities, Autochartist is the market leader in automated financial market analysis.
If you find your broker’s execution to be poor, please contact them directly. Feel free to mention our website so that they can compare their own execution quality against the industry.