How Shell integrated FX algos into its corporate treasury mix

Interview: oil giant puts up to 50% of spot flows through algos, explains FX head Michael Dawson

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Back in 2010, the use of algorithms to execute foreign exchange spot transactions was in its infancy, and those dipping their toes into the new world were limited primarily to hedge funds and large asset managers. But a handful of corporates were interested at the time, one being oil giant Shell.

As well as being one of the world’s largest oil companies, with operations spanning more than 70 countries, it has long been one of the more forward thinking in the FX space. So, when a new way to

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