Month: July 2019

Hedge Fund Manager Fined for Mis-Valuing Swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order filing and settling charges against Swapnil Rege, a former portfolio manager for Connecticut-based hedge fund Marinus Capital registered with the CFTC as a commodity pool operator (CPO), for fraudulently mismarking swap valuations to artificially inflate the profits of his employer’s trading book in order to obtain […]

SocGen Begins Supporting Eurex FX Futures

Societe Generale (SG) is now supporting Eurex FX futures, from clearing to trading. SG’s clients will now be able to trade FX on Eurex, while any of the exchange’s clients will be able to execute bilaterally off-exchange against the bank or to move between OTC FX and listed FX using exchange for physical (EFP). Chris […]

Avelcom Adds Connectivity to Gemini

Avelacom, a provider of connectivity and IT infrastructure, has added Gemini Trust Company, a digital asset exchange and custodian, to its list of cryptocurrency exchange technology vendors in Equinix’s NY5 data centre. With this new partnership, Avelacom’s clients, including those that are already Gemini clients, can connect directly to the exchange’s infrastructure to access market […]

New Change FX Links with Lucera Connect

New Change FX’s regulated benchmarks and other data products are now available on the Lucera Connect network, allowing for rapid provisioning to existing Lucera Connect clients and workflow integration to LumeFX deployments. “We are seeing increasing demand for our regulated FX data to enable live performance checking of price formation for both makers and takers,” […]

And Another Thing…

I have often thought that the FX trader dismissals, indeed the entire chatroom related scandal in FX, would make a great case study for business management schools. Over the years I have argued there have been weak, misguided, vindictive, panicky and ill-informed decisions made at management level across a range of organisations that has resulted […]

Atlas Bank Granted Credit Rating by Moody’s Subsidiary

Atlas Bank has been granted a BBB- rating and a stable outlook by Equilibrium, an affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service that provides credit rating services in Latin America. The bank claims that this makes it the first bank in Latin America providing clearing and settlement services to have obtained such a credit rating, which it […]

The Libra Hearings, Part Deux

So today it was the turn of the US House Committee on Financial Services putting Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, libra, under the microscope, and it was a vast improvement on yesterday’s hearing in the Senate. If you haven’t read the key takeaways from that hearing, you can find them here. Full disclosure: I had to run […]

New CFTC Chairman Names Senior Staffers

New Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Heath Tarbert has announced a swathe of senior appointments in his first week in charge of the US regulator. Jaime Klima has been named as chief of staff and chief operating officer, she was formerly chief counsel to the office of the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange […]

Kurk New FX COO at Northern Trust

Northern Trust has named Marisa Kurk as chief operating officer of its global FX business. Based in Chicago, the bank says Kurk will drive the day-to-day enablement of GFX business strategy and operations, capitalising on strategic technology and product capabilities gained through acquisitions and partnerships. She brings more than 15 years of industry experience, in […]