Ralph Achkar

Ralph Achkar is Colt’s Capital Markets Product Director. He is responsible for the global product portfolio and its expansion across services and geographies. A regular commentator on the Asia and FX markets, Ralph joined Colt when low latency market data specialist MarketPrizm was acquired in 2011. Previously Ralph worked at Turquoise as co-head of sales and Citigroup as a VP in Markets and Securities Services where he spent five years covering financial institutions and infrastructures, with assignments in Frankfurt and Moscow.

The evolving structure of the FX market

19 Dec 2014

The Colt Capital Markets team has attended a number of industry events in the last couple of months, the last being FX Week Europe. The recurring themes of low trading volumes, stuttering volatility and increased regulatory scrutiny could lead to…

The electronification of Asia’s FX markets is only just beginning

07 Nov 2014

The electronification of global FX markets is continuing apace. Like equities before it, cost pressures and increasing regulation have changed the commercial landscape, directing trading volumes away from human traders to computers.While electronic trading volumes in Asia still lag behind…