Day: 16 January 2020

StanChart Adds to London Trading Team

Alishah Gowani is joining Standard Chartered’s London trading team, trading Asian NDFs, and will be reporting to Wesley White, macro trading head for Europe, according to sources. Gowani, who reportedly starts next week, joins from Mizuho Bank, where he spent the last two years, serving as head of FX trading, specialising in NDFs and EM […]

IS Prime Gets Hong Kong Licence

IS Prime Hong Kong, part of ISAM Capital Markets, has been granted a Type 3 Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading licence by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. The licence enables the firm to offer leveraged FX trading services to institutional professional investors. The named Responsible Officers are Will Robbins, head of Asia […]

Trad-X Launches Dealer to Client e-Platform

Tradition Brokers’ interest rate derivatives platform Trad-X has launched what it claims is the industry’s first dealer-to-client (D2C) pure electronic central limit order book (CLOB) and completed a number of live transactions between dealers and non-dealers. The firm says that Aegon Asset Management became the first buy-side institution to execute a euro IRS trade on […]

And Another Thing…

Today’s column is dedicated to the Swiss National Bank for its ineptness five years ago yesterday, which changed the foreign exchange industry forever and gave this column literally months worth of ammunition. The SNB is a signatory to the FX Global Code, so given the guidance on disruptive actions, I wonder how it would handle […]