Day: 9 January 2020

SEB Veteran Set to Leave

Ewa Nieminen is set to leave SEB at the end of the month, after 25 years at the bank. Nieminen began her career in financial services at Nordbanken, which later became part of Nordea, in 1985. At the time of her departure from the bank in 1994 Nieminen was a currency options trader. She then […]

CTAs Close Out Best Year Since 2014

Despite a slight dip in performance in December, CTAs experienced their best year since 2014, according to data from Societe Generale (SG). Following positive gains in November the SG CTA Index ended December down 0.65%. All of the SG indices closed the year in positive territory, with the SG CTA Index and the Short-Term Traders […]

LCH Reports Record Volumes for 2019

LCH has announced that 2019 was a record year for volumes across multiple asset classes, including FX.  Over $18 trillion in notional value was cleared by ForexClear, LCH’s FX derivatives clearing service, in 2019. This represents a 5% increase from the previous year. Of this total, $60.5 billion was client cleared notional, a sixfold increase […]

And Another Thing…

The issue of the Bank of England’s news conferences being “hacked” raises several questions, but most prominently, what is different about someone paying for a faster feed from such an event, to someone paying for co-location – or even building microwave towers to get data quicker? In December it was reported by The Times that […]