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SEFCON V is approaching fast! Guarantee your seat to the premier SEF conference of the year, hosted by WMBAA, and take part in a full day of critical SEF discussions with key industry experts and speakers.

For full programme details and registration, click here. Registration fee is $495 in advance of the conference, or $595 at the door. To pay online, Click here.

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Regulatory Disharmony Continues to Fragment Swaps Market

The lack of international harmonisation regarding swaps regulation is continuing to fragment this market, a trend that could have negative implications in more volatile trading conditions...

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Profit & Loss Shanghai 2014

Profit & Loss returns to Shanghai for its last FX conference of the year. Join us to learn the impact of changing global market trends on Chinese markets, as well as to hear about the continued development of local markets. Attendees can also sample the latest technology offering as part of the accompanying trade exhibition. Profit & Loss conferences provide our audiences with unique views into the issues, developments and trends taking place in the FX industry. Our distinctive panel discussions provide insights into local market machinations, as well as opportunities for growth through technology, knowledge and partnerships. This conference is made possible by our annual and event sponsors, which together help us provide the premier FX industry conferences to market participants around the world. ...

SEFCON V

Join the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas (WMBAA) for SEFCON V, a full-day conference of critical SEF discussions including analysis of the first full year of SEF trading, cross border issues, how conflicting rules have impacted trading, as well as technological solutions. The conference takes place on November 12 to the Grand Hyatt in New York City, produced by Profit & Loss. ...

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Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago 2012 - Panel 1: Market Making in an Electronic World

Bank and non-bank marketing makers came together to discuss regulation, fragmentation and risk management at Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago, which drew a crowd of nearly 600 to the Windy City in September. Chris Concannon, partner at Virtu Financial; Peter Nabicht, executive vice president at Allston Trading; Chris Purves, MD and global head of FX e-trading at UBS Investment Bank; and Greg Wood, director, algorithmic execution, FX and listed derivatives at Deutsche Bank, started the session looking at the benefits of more regulation to the sector. Fragmentation within the FX market led to discussions on IT risk management, with Purves suggesting that the industry would benefit by defining a common mechanism for connectivity and therefore avoiding the need to recode every time a platform adds a new feature.   ...

Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago 2012 - Panel 5: Best Execution: Staying Ahead of the Pack

Profit & Loss editor Colin Lambert opened a session at Forex Network Chicago on best execution by asking whether there are best practices for best execution. Ray Kamrath, chairman and CEO of Faros Trading, noted that TCA is definitely a growing segment in FX, so measurement is an important factor in defining best execution. When that develops in FX, perhaps to the level it is in equities, then price will matter more in FX, he said. Greg Ingrassia, senior FX trader at Buttonwood Group Trading, added that FX historically has not been a fee-based business, but that now, bid/offer spreads are being looked at as a real cost. Lambert asked Mike Harris, director of trading at Campbell & Company, whether he thought the market has moved away from the agency versus principal argument. Harris noted there is an active debate in the algo space around three choices – the pure agency model with no internalisation; or one in which you can turn on internalisation (the FX equivalent of a dark pool, in which you have limited market impact and you’re not paying a fee); and the third being the bank only principal model, “but even if I wanted to use it, that’s the one I can’t get it past my best execution committee”.   ...

Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago 2012 - Panel 2: Patents vs Trade Secrets

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