Month: June 2019

Cryptocurrencies: Finding the Right Audience

Since the price of crypto assets spiked dramatically in 2017, many have been predicting that a wave of institutional money is going to come into the cryptocurrency market, bringing with it a flood of change.  However, speakers at Profit & Loss’ Forex Network London event argued that the “institutionalisation” of the crypto markets will play […]

In the FICC of It

Colin Lambert is on the defensive from the start of this week’s podcast thanks to another disastrous prediction in the previous edition of In the FICC of It, so listen in to enjoy his discomfort as he and Galen Stops discuss the return of volatility to bitcoin and while doing so decide for yourself – […]

360T Launches Direct Trading Via GTX

360TGTX has launched a new product, GTX Link, which leverages the established connectivity of GTX to enable clients to access each other bilaterally. “GTX has traditionally been known as an anonymous ECN where we utilised our proprietary technology to have multiple credit hubs that act as  intermediaries for GTX, so that firms who would otherwise […]

Chiu Joins Bloomberg

Stephen Chiu has joined Bloomberg as an Asia FX rates strategist. Based in Hong Kong, Chiu joins from China Construction Bank, where he had been a vice president and FX and rates strategist since 2016. Prior to that, Chiu spent over six years at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, initially working as a trader before becoming […]

CFTC Issues No Action Relief Regarding Swap Dealer Rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted no-action relief to registered floor traders from compliance with rules relating to the “swap dealer” definition. According to the CFTC’s swap dealer definition, a registered floor trader does not need to consider cleared swaps executed on or subject to the rules of a designated contract market (DCM) […]

FIA Advocates for Changes to Derivatives Reporting Rules

The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has published a new position paper that recommends a number of changes to how exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) are reported under European regulation. The FIA says in the paper that it fully supports the efforts by regulatory authorities to make the derivatives markets more transparent and safe, adding that the […]

Analysing oneZero’s New Investment

A decade after launching, oneZero secured new outside investment this week. Galen Stops takes a look at the logic behind this deal for all the parties involved. Earlier this week, Lovell Minnick Partners (LMP), a private equity firm focused on investments in the global financial services industry, completed a minority investment in oneZero Financial Systems. […]

Wright Exits Morgan Stanley

David Wright has left Morgan Stanley, according to market sources. Based in London, Wright had been with the bank for 16 years and at the time of his departure, was managing director and global head of Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading (MSET) macro. A spokesperson for the bank declines to comment or confirm his departure. Prior […]

Lumint Adds Six to Advisory Board

Lumint, which builds, implements and operates integrated currency overlay management systems, has added Martin Bednall, Mike Even, William Fideli, Robyn Grew, John Rohal and Damon Yuzon to its advisory board. Bednall has worked in financial services for nearly 25 years in various roles across investment management, trading and custody operations with BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors […]

And Another Thing…

I see this week’s announcement that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to recognise the FX Global Code as a positive for the industry, not only because it may drag a few asset managers wary of their relationship with the UK regulator to the adherence table, but also because it highlights how a set […]

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