Month: August 2019

ASIC Warns on Retail FX; Provides Observations on FX Global Code

In a speech delivered at an ACI Australia event in Sydney this week, Commissioner Cathie Armour of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) observed that the regulator “continues to respond to a high incidence of misconduct in the retail OTC derivatives sector and to see large sums of client losses”. In 2018 ASIC published […]

ASIC Warns on Retail FX; Provides Observations on FX Global Code

In a speech delivered at an ACI Australia event in Sydney this week, Commissioner Cathie Armour of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) observed that the regulator “continues to respond to a high incidence of misconduct in the retail OTC derivatives sector and to see large sums of client losses”. In 2018 ASIC published […]

FlexTrade Partners with ACA

FlexTrade says it has partnered with ACA Technology Solutions to help mutual clients manage their trade surveillance and compliance needs using ACA’s Decryptex surveillance technology and FlexNow. “FlexNow and Decryptex are stand-out products supported by highly-responsive and knowledgeable teams, says  Shoshana Wainer, head of compliance at Albar Capital. “Integrating Decryptex with FlexNow allows us to […]

MarketAxess Acquires LiquidityEdge

The fixed income trading platform space has started to consolidate with news that MarketAxess is buying US Treasury trading platform LiquidityEdge for $150 million. Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume US Treasury market. The firm claims that […]

Bloomberg Acquires RegTek Solutions

Bloomberg today announced that it has acquired RegTek.Solutions, a provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. The acquisition will expand the range of regulatory reporting services offered by Bloomberg, the firm says, and deliver a fully integrated and comprehensive service that supports compliance with current and upcoming regulatory reporting requirements across multiple jurisdictions around the […]

Klug Promoted to President at Capitolis

Justin Klug has been appointed president of Capitolis, having most recently served as chief operating officer of the company. Klug has served on the Capitolis leadership team for the past two years, having joined from his role as managing director at Credit Suisse where he led the US rates structuring team and was responsible for […]

TraditionDATA Partners with Numerix for FX Data

TraditionDATA, the market data and information services division of Tradition, has partnered with Numerix to expand its FX market data coverage. By teaming up with Numerix, a provider of technology solutions and real-time intelligence capabilities for trading and risk management, TraditionDATA is seeking to leverage its analytics expertise and create derived data for more than […]

Wells Fargo Pays Fine to Close FX Investigation

The US National Futures Association (NFA) has announced that Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle charges against it relating to an FX transaction that is still the subject of legal actions elsewhere. The bank neither admitted nor denied the charges in the Complaint, although as part of the settlement it acknowledges […]

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast sees Colin Lambert and Galen Stops respond to listener feedback from recent episodes before turning their attention to events in the FX market last week – and the return of volatility. With the trade war and central bank surprises suddenly kicking FX markets into life Lambert is intrigued to see if the […]