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UBS and Barclays Scoop Top Prizes at Profit & Loss Digital FX Awards

23 April 2014
Profit & Loss unveiled the 2014 Digital FX Awards winners at a dinner and ceremony last night, with UBS scooping the Best Platform award for Neo and Barclays returning to the winners’ circle by carrying off Best FX Platform.


LMAX CEO Joins World Record Arctic Trek for Charity

03 March 2014
LMAX’s CEO David Mercer will join a polar expedition in support of the children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon, which seeks to improve the quality of life and long-term prospects for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK


Banks Not Adequately Gathering Counterparty Risk Data: SSG

20 January 2014
While banks have made improvements in assessing counterparty risk after the global financial crisis, some are falling short in collecting and reporting the data says the Senior Supervisors Group.


A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for 2014 as CBs Enter Unchartered Territory

30 December 2013
“Why do we suddenly all start making predictions for next year?” questions former FX Concepts chief strategist, Bob Savage. “In a market like foreign exchange we spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow or next week as opposed to what happens over the next year, but in December things slow down enough for people to sit back and identify some of the longer term trends that are really important.”


Icap Charity Day Raises GBP 9.5 Million

09 December 2013
Icap held its 21st Charity Day last week and raised £9.5 million worldwide, which the firm says is equivalent to approximately three percent of its full year pre-tax profits


And Another Thing…

28 November 2013
It’s Thanksgiving Day, so with a “happy thanksgiving” to our American readers I will keep this brief


Of Cigars and Numbers

12 November 2013
The search for hidden meaning in common objects is usually criticized by those who invoke Sigmund Freud and his statement that a cigar is only what it is. Though the fact is that he never said it, this is one more case of an apocryphal story that is just too good to be true. Its widespread acceptance is probably due to a comforting message: do not bother to go beyond appearances and judge only from what you see in front of you.


SEFCON IV Set for New York

07 November 2013
The 2013 SEFCON conference will take place in New York on November 18 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel


Rocktoberfest Chicago Raises $100,000

14 October 2013
A Leg To Stand On’s (ALTSO’s) second annual Rocktoberfest-Chicago raised close to $100,000 with the strong support of major sponsors and attendees from the local Midwestern financial, business and hedge fund communities


BGC, Cantor Charity Day Raises $12 Million

16 September 2013
BGC Partners and its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald held their annual Charity Day on September 11 to continue its fund raising activities for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund which was established in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees who lost their lives on September 11, 2001