Coordinated trading


engaging in coordinated trading to gain an unfair advantage


Dealers from the same or different firms may share information about large client flows or incoming and pending orders and coordinate their trading to gain unfair advantage due to anticipated market moves and by collectively exerting pressure on the market to, for example, ignite momentum, manipulate benchmarks and fixes or front run orders.


Effective implementation of surveillance alerts for coordinated trading requires capturing the following trade data:

Effective communication surveillance is key to identify attempts to coordinate trading. Trade and order data can be used to risk-focus communications search around large trade flows.

Risk taxonomy

Related risks

Regulatory source

FCA FX market wide remediation programme