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Low Volumes Persist in Global FX Turnover

Average daily global FX turnover in key financial centres has seen modest growth or little change in April 2014 compared to October 2013, according to recently released central bank semi-annual surveys

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CME to Acquire Fenics and Trayport from GFI

The CME Group has agreed to acquire GFI Group so that it can sell off the brokerage business and keep Trayport and Fenics, two companies owned by the GFI Group

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UBS Aligns ETD Execution with FX and Rates

UBS has restructured its exchange-traded derivatives execution services to sit within the FX, rates and credit division, as part of an ongoing response to wider market structure changes

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Prasad and Mehregani Plan Hedge Fund Launch

Anil Prasad, Citi’s former head of global FX, is understood to be launching a macro hedge fund in early 2015

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Tullett Prebon Cuts Jobs to Counter Falling Revenues

Tullett Prebon says it will be cutting around 210 jobs, in a bid to further reduce its headcount and other fixed costs after reporting a 15% drop in H1 revenues

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Wittmann Departs Jameson

Rob Wittmann, president and CEO of Jameson International in Toronto, will be leaving the firm following the sale of the assets of Jameson Bank to Associated Foreign Exchange

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FCA Speeds Up FX Probe; SFO Predicts Criminal Charges in 2015

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is understood to be stepping up its investigation into the alleged manipulation of the FX markets, as it attempts to bring the first set of fines before the end of the year

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Thomson Reuters to Calculate Currency Benchmarks for Three African Economies

Thomson Reuters has won a competitive process to provide currency benchmarks for three of Africa’s growing economies – Kenya, Ghana and Zambia

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JP Morgan Forms Agency Execution Team…

JP Morgan has formed an organisation to drive its agency execution capabilities across products and asset classes, in a bid to pre-empt market structure changes

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…As Co-Head of Clearing Relocates to London from Asia

JP Morgan’s co-head of global clearing, Nick Forgan, has relocated to London from Singapore

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FX Provides Boost as Data Suggests CTA Recovery

Currencies have been the best performing sector this year, according to new data from the Newedge CTA indices

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Tenengauzer Joins RBC as Head of EM and FX Strategy

Daniel Tenengauzer has joined the Royal Bank of Canada in New York

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FIX Trading Community Extends Market Efficiency Support to FX

The FIX Trading Community is expanding its trading enablement standard initiative to include FX, in a bid to help reduce electronic trading errors

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ICE’s Barsoom Becomes Latest SEF CEO Departure

Peter Barsoom, president of the Intercontinental Exchange’s SEF, is understood to be leaving

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On the Move

Currenex, Nomura, Trading Technologies, TradAir, Allston Holdings…

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Around the World

A Swiss/Chinese currency swap deal and a new member will be joining the euro…

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Tech Corner

A round up of the latest FX technology news…

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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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