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High Priority Takeaways:

– NDF’s are time-consuming for their desks
– Interested in gaining feedback from other buy-side firms on their approach in streaming NDFs and how this is evolving
– Quality of streaming services
o Often low quality and NDF identified as a key value add opportunity
o Appetite to identify streaming options, with particular focus on smaller trade executions
– Considering the structural difficulties faced integrating NDFs
– The manual nature of NDFs
o Currently high risk, low visibility and highly manual
– Keen to explore benchmarking exercises to identify what other challenges members are facing trading NDFs rather than frontier
– Appetite to learn more about electronification benefits for NDF
o NDF fees can be high on the algorithms