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And Another Thing...

02 April 2015
I realise that the majority of my loyal (!) readers are taking a long weekend and as such have little time for the usual in depth (!!) analysis, therefore I will leave you for the long weekend with this brief, some would say bizarre, view

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Widespread Market Support for Global FX Committees’ Market Guidelines

01 April 2015
Market participants have gotten behind the recently published high-level “global preamble” on best practice and market conduct for the FX industry.

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ISDA Criticises US Approach to Swaps Trading Rules

01 April 2015
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) says that US regulators need to re-think their approach towards swaps trading rules.

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LCH Clearnet Proposes CCP Stress-Testing Framework

01 April 2015
LCH Clearnet has released a whitepaper proposing a stress-testing framework for central clearing counterparties (CCPs).

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ECB and BoE Reach CCP Liquidity Agreement After UK Court Victory

31 March 2015
The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have agreed a joint arrangement to end the UK’s legal action against the ECB regarding euro-denominated business handled by UK-based CCPs

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EU Benchmark Law Moves Forward With Econ Backing

31 March 2015
The European Union’s economic and monetary affairs committee (Econ) has backed a draft EU law which aims to “clean-up” the benchmark-setting process, including FX rates, by curbing conflicts of interest

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Global FX Committees Release New Market Guidelines

30 March 2015
Eight foreign exchange committees (FXCs) have published updated guidelines for best practice and market conduct for the global FX industry.

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Lack of Clearing Members Could Increase Counterparty Risk, Says NY Fed

30 March 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) has released a paper warning that too few participants in a central clearing system could increase counterparty risk.

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Technology Accelerating FX Market Development in Mexico

30 March 2015
Speakers at Profit & Loss’ “FX Growth Markets Mexico” conference emphasised the importance of technology as an enabler that will help accelerate the development of the local foreign exchange market

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Chile Well Positioned for US Rates Hike

30 March 2015
Economists in Chile claim that the country is in a stronger position than some of the other emerging market nations to protect itself against the rising value of the dollar, ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate increase later this year

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