11:50 May 5th 2016 in
This is the inaugural edition of Profit & Loss’ In the FICC Of It, a new podcast series that seeks to cast an eye on the news of the week and highlight some issues for further analysis.
This week, P&L’s managing editor, Colin Lambert, suggests that some recent analysis of FX volumes is misguided, and that while volume are undoubtedly lower, this does not necessarily mean we will see more “flash crashes”.
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15:02 February 22nd 2016 in
FX Post-Trade: Ripping Off the Band-Aid
A Profit & Loss Audio Webinar in association with Markit Tuesday, March 8 2016 3.00pm GMT/ 10.00am EST
For years market participants have been implementing a patchwork of solutions to help them cope with the increasing complexity and fragmentation of the FX market. Their attempts to improve post-trade procedures and platforms that were originally designed to handle voice-driven, manual trading, flows has created a system of inefficient market silos that is unsustainable in the long-term. This webinar explains why it’s time for these firms to rip the...
11:18 June 18th 2015 in
The Fair and Effective Markets Review may be a landmark event in FX markets as for the first time a regulatory body has joined the debate over practices such as internalisation and last look.So what does FEMR say on these practices and where do we go from here? Are there feasible solutions to help manage the myriad of issues surrounding just these two practices?On a wider note, what will be the ultimate impact of FEMR? Will its recommendations be used globally and can they be harmonised across jurisdictions? How effective will it be in dealing with recent conduct issues? And what will an FICC...
11:12 January 27th 2015 in
In association with Digital Reasoning Systems.As the financial services industry looks to recover from the recent FX crisis and restore trust within the FX markets, banking executives are under pressure to fully understand the risks inherent within their organization.Beyond market, credit and trading risk - human risk is quickly becoming the single largest exposure that financial institutions are facing today.This has never been more evident than in the FX market right now - where banks have been fined billions of dollars, lost the confidence of their customers and now face greater regulatory...
11:26 January 20th 2015 in
What are the long term implications of the chaos caused by the Swiss Central Bank’s decision to pull its three-year old EUR/CHF floor?If central banks are supposed to support orderly markets, the SNB’s decision caused the opposite.What were the mechanics of how the market was informed of its decision?How did FXPBs survive and will this affect their willingness to provide credit going forward?Did regulation lead to a “hot potato” reaction because banks can no longer take sizeable amounts of risk?Will banks continue to provide pricing into the retail sector?How did liquidity providers perform af...