Month: May 2019

In the FICC of It

Remember to download and subscribe to In the FICC of It at the Apple iTunes store and this week you can enjoy Colin Lambert and Galen Stops stepping into tricky territory by discussing actual economic things! As always seems to be the case Lambert is mystified by a US government decision, while Stops suddenly has […]

CFTC Appoints Chief Privacy Officer

Charles Cutshall has been named Chief Privacy Officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He will be responsible for providing policy and programmatic oversight of the CFTC’s privacy compliance activities and for managing privacy risks associated with the collection, maintenance, and use of personally identifiable information. Cutshall joins from the Office of Management and […]

Five on Friday: What Happened in Markets This Week

Lizzy Birmingham provides a brief roundup of the major FX moves this week, and the drivers behind each. 1) US Economy on “Recession Watch” says Morgan Stanley This Tuesday, chief US equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, Michael Wilson, warned investors of a possible upcoming US recession. In a note to clients, using recent data highlighting […]

State Street Reports Rise in Investor Confidence

The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) showed an increase in confidence of 6.6 points in May. State Street’s Global ICI increased to 79.5 in May, up from 72.9 the previous month. The results found that confidence among North American and European investors improved, with the North American ICI rising from 71.3 to 76.7, and […]

Report Highlights Major Slowdowns in US Growth

In a recent report from IHS Markit, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has revealed faltering US business activity and a slowdown in US private sector output growth in May. IHS Markit’s Flash US Composite PMI Output Index, which accounts for services and manufacturing data from IHS Markit’s PMI surveys, came in at 50.9 in May, […]

Changes at the Top for Former NEX Businesses

CME Group has appointed new heads to the EBS, BrokerTec and Optimisation business lines as part of its ongoing integration with NEX Group, which the exchange acquired last year. Jeff Ward has been named global head of EBS, having formerly served as global head of NDFs and forwards and head of EBS Asia, based in […]

And Another Thing…

I read this week that UBS’ compliance head Markus Ronner believes that while they will inevitably remain high, compliance costs for the banking industry have peaked. There are undoubtedly a host of financial markets’ participants out there who fervently hope he is right, actually if it comes down to it, I hope he’s right! The […]

How Will Technology Continue to Shape FX Trading in LatAm?

As technology continues to shape financial markets, what are the implications for how FX products are traded in Latin America? The electronification of markets in continuing apace, yet many FX products outside of the spot market have proven stubbornly resistance to this trend. What are the barriers to automating NDFs, swaps and options, and are […]

CLS Names New CEO

CLS has named Marc Bayle de Jessé as its new CEO, effective 2 December. He joins from the European Central Bank (ECB) where he is currently director general, market infrastructure and payments and chair of the Market Infrastructure Board. In his current role, de Jessé is responsible for defining and steering the implementation of policies […]

Madgavkar Joins Integral

Former head of FX prime brokerage at Citi Sanjay Madgavkar has joined Integral Development’s executive team as chief strategy officer and head of business development. Madgavkar has spent much of his career at Citi and brings more than 20 years of experience in every aspect of foreign exchange to Integral. He will be responsible for […]