Northern Trust Launches ‘FX Algo Suite’

Northern Trust has  launched a suite of  foreign exchange client execution algorithms that will allow clients to manage their FX exposure with an enhanced level of control and transparency.

The FX Algo Suite gives clients greater flexibility in how their orders are placed and allows them to access highly competitive pricing through Northern Trust’s innovative liquidity panel. The liquidity panel aggregates pricing from a list of leading liquidity providers across the globe, while the custom execution algorithms allow clients to minimize market impact on large orders and utilize a systematic, rules-based process to offset their FX risk.

“The real power of FX Algo Suite lies in Northern Trust’s liquidity panel,” said Timothy Linehan, Senior Partner, Silchester International Investors. “We have seen competitive quotes and narrower spreads without a corresponding increase in counterparty exposure, balance sheet risk or operating complexity for Silchester and its clients.”

“Clients want to be able to minimize uncertainty in their foreign exchange transactions, and Northern Trust is committed to helping them do that,” said Pete Cherecwich, president of Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust. “By giving them the tools to manage their exposure, we have made foreign exchange dealing more efficient and transparent for our clients.”