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Summit Buys Majority Stake in 360T

19 February 2012

Private equity firm Summit Partners has signed a deal to invest in and acquire a majority stake in 360T Group

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Commerzbank Adds SmartTrade Liquidity Management System to FX Platform

19 February 2012

Commerzbank Corporates and Markets has integrated SmartTrade Technologies’ FX Liquidity Management System into its proprietary FX platforms

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Investigation into Manipulated Interbank Rates Widens

19 February 2012

Canada’s Competition Bureau is investigating several banks over allegations that their traders attempted to manipulate interbank lending rates that are used globally for setting rates on about $350 trillion of financial products such as house and auto loans and corporate debt

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Singapore Proposes Clearing but Not Trading Mandate

19 February 2012

The Monetary Authority of Singapore last week released a consultation paper proposing to exempt foreign exchange forwards and swaps from mandatory clearing, in line with US regulation. Crucially the paper does not propose a trading mandate, preferring to focus on the clearing aspect of the industry’s infrastructure

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Tradeweb Launches Multi-Dealer FX Options Trading Platform

19 February 2012

Tradeweb Markets last week said it has entered the burgeoning FX options marketplace with the launch of a multi-dealer-to-customer trading platform. The move was first reported in Squawkbox last year (6 July 2011).

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Barclays Wealth Appoints UBS Veteran to Head FX

23 February 2012

Julian Wantling has joined Barclays Wealth as managing director and head of global foreign exchange, a newly created role, from UBS where he worked for 25 years

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And Another Thing...

23 February 2012

Many of you will have read about the chap who executed a foreign exchange trade while base jumping. After all, who doesn’t think as they hit terminal velocity “hmmm, I fancy dollar-yen a bit higher”?

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And Finally...

26 February 2012

As someone who has long proclaimed the need for better visualisation around the trading and risk management process, I find myself heartened by developments in the e-FX space. Increasingly, providers, especially banks, are turning to graphics as part of the risk management process

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Around the World

26 February 2012

Base Jumping Meets FX Trading in South Africa

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Tech Corner

26 February 2012

A round up of the latest technology news…

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