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

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.

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Wald and Cronin Depart from Gain Capital

Joe Wald, executive vice president and head of GTX, and Peter Cronin, managing director and head of EMEA GTX sales at Gain Capital, have left the company.

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Barclays Live Launches iPad App with FX Pricing from BARX

Barclays has launched an iPad app in a bid to provide its institutional clients with access to the firm’s research, data and analytics in addition to “live” content such as real-time FX prices from BARX.

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Coen Named as New Secretary General of the Basel Committee

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has confirmed William Coen will be taking over as its next secretary general for an initial term of three years, starting in mid-June.

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Former Icap Brokers in UK Court on Yen Libor Charges

Three former Icap brokers appeared in a London court on 15 April charged with running a four-year scheme to manipulate yen Libor benchmark interest rates

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Credit Suisse Says No ‘Material Issues’ Found During FX Investigations

Credit Suisse hasn’t seen “any material issues” during investigations into its FX trading business, according to CFO David Mathers

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New York Attorney General Subpoenas HFT Firms

New York’s attorney general has sent subpoenas to six high frequency trading firms, in order to gain information about any special arrangements the firms have with dark pools and stock exchanges

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EU Approves MiFID II; Countdown to Implementation Begins

The European Parliament has adopted the updated rules for reforming the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), marking the end of a drawn out political debate while heralding the start of a long technical implementation process prior to its expected introduction in 2016

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ACI UK Calls For FCA to Investigate ‘Irregular’ Trading Activity

ACI UK, the UK arm of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, has asked the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to investigate the possibility that key economic data is being leaked ahead of the official market-wide release times

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Traders Sue Chicago Exchanges Over HFT “Fraud”

Three traders have filed a lawsuit accusing the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) of fraud in relation to the information that they sold to high frequency traders

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Citic Continues to Invest in US Firms

Citic Securities, China’s largest brokerage by market value, has acquired a stake in US brokerage firm BTIG

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Canadian Authorities Delay Trade Reporting Rules

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has announced that it intends to extend the date for the commencement of OTC derivatives trade reporting until 31 October, 2014 for clearing agencies and dealers, and until 30 June, 2015 for all other OTC derivatives market participants

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SIFMA Urges US Treasury to Help Promote LEIs

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has submitted a letter to the Treasury advocating the broader of adoption of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in the US

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On the Move

RBS, ISDA, CIBC

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Lewis and Yoshida Depart State Street Amid Reshuffle

Cliff Lewis, head of eExchange and executive vice president of State Street Global Markets and Rodney Yoshida, CFO at State Street Global Markets, have left their roles at the company as Jeff Conway is named to lead data and analytics services for clients amid a reorganisation at the firm.

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