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Episode 16: Alex Scarsini, Edgewater Markets

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Welcome to the latest episode of At the Forefront: Fintech Conversations! Launched in 2020, this ongoing audio and video series has been developed to help you stay informed as we highlight key industry developments and delve into the people, companies and thought processes that keep the capital markets and fintech sector humming.

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In our latest installment, Forefront’s Head of Media Relations Michael Kingsley sits down with Alessandro Scarsini, Co-Founder & President of Edgewater Markets, a leading provider of technology, trade execution and liquidity aggregation for foreign exchange (FX) and precious metals.

In this episode, Michael and Alex discuss Edgewater’s 10-year business evolution and expansion from an execution services vendor to a provider of trademarked technology solutions. They also examine Edgewater’s typical client profile and onboarding process, and delve into how Edgewater’s global footprint and local market expertise have enabled the firm to level the FX playing field in regions like Latin America and Asia-Pacific. To finish the discussion, Michael and Alex discuss how Edgewater is helping banks address volatility in the NDF market, as well as future growth plans for 2023, both regionally and in terms of product roadmap.

See below for a breakdown of the discussion. Happy listening!


0:53 – Edgewater has been around for 10 years now. What are you focused on in FX right now, and how does that differ from when you started?

2:55 – Buy vs. build is a top-of-mind dilemma for your clients and prospects. Can you talk about that decision and how Edgewater helps them through the process?

4:45 – Who are your clients and how do they use Edgewater?

6:12 – Why is local market know-how so important to your business?

7:43 – What regions do you see as the next big frontiers for FX in 2023?

10:44 – What are NDFs and what is going on with volatility and volumes right now?

13:34 – You’ve experienced tremendous growth recently. What’s next for Edgewater?