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FCA to Hold Individuals Accountable in FX Markets

26 February 2015
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that the regulator plans to focus on increasing individual accountability for FX trading at institutional firms.

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HSBC Sets Aside $550 Million to Cover Additional FX Fines…

26 February 2015
HSBC put aside $550 million at the end of last year in preparation for future foreign exchange fines, just after paying out $611 million to UK and US regulators a month earlier, according to the bank’s 2014 annual report

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Celsing and Bauer Promoted in SEB FX Reshuffle

26 February 2015
SEB has promoted Robert Celsing, formerly global head of FX and commodities, to global head of markets with the group, Profit & Loss has learnt

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Lord Grabiner Defends BoE Evidence in FX Enquiry

26 February 2015
The UK’s Treasury Committee has released further evidence provided by Lord Grabiner following his defence last month of the former Bank of England chief dealer Martin Mallett, provided as part of the enquiry into whether the central bank had ignored early warnings of FX market malpractice

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Profit & Loss Digital FX Awards to Take Place on 23 April

26 February 2015
Following an extensive tour of the world’s busiest trading floors, Profit & Loss will be honouring the best foreign exchange bank platforms and e-FX initiatives at its 14th annual London Digital FX Awards Dinner on 23 April

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UK Authorities Weighing Up Changes to Market Making in FX

26 February 2015
A senior official at the Bank of England (BoE) has said that regulators are looking at making changes to how market making practices are controlled in the FICC markets.

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SGX CEO Böcker Plans to Step Down

24 February 2015
Singapore Exchange’s CEO, Magnus Böcker, says he is not seeking an extension of his current contract and is planning to step down at the end of June this year

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CFTC Announces Members of its New Market Risk Committee

23 February 2015
Commissioner Sharon Bowen of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced the members of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee

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FICC Revenues Fell in 2014 to Half 2009 Level

23 February 2015
Revenue from the 10 largest investment banks’ fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) businesses fell by 7% year-on-year to $69.4 billion in 2014

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ESMA Consults on MiFID II Rules Covering FX Derivatives

23 February 2015
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a consultation paper (CP) which includes a number of non-equity asset classes not covered in the 19 December 2014 paper on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR)

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