Day: 11 March 2020

Credit Suisse Appoints Two in e-FX

Credit Suisse has made two appointments to its e-FX business. Rory Barnes recently joined the e-FX team in London from FXSpotstream where he spent five years, he reports to Tony Sands, head of e-FX sales EMEA with a focus on building out both the bank’s principal and AES FX algo products. Alex Orr has also been […]

Desjardins Signs with SmartTrade

Canadian financial services company Desjardins has selected LiquidityFX, SmartTrade’s fully hosted and managed FX platform, to provide enhanced FX services to its clients. SmartTrade’s solution includes connectivity, aggregation, pricing, distribution, risk management, post-trade and a customisable HTML5 user interface. In addition, Desjardins will be able to provide its traders and retail customers with pricing on […]

TransFICC, SoftSolutions to Provide Connectivity for IRS

TransFICC, a provider of low-latency connectivity and workflow services for fixed income and derivatives markets, and SoftSolutions, which develops platforms that integrate with electronic exchanges and venues, have announced a partnership for interest rate swaps. Using TransFICC’s ‘One API for eTrading’ platform, SoftSolutions will be able to offer its clients access to IRS e-trading, in […]

Cross-Border Trading, Clearing Feature in New Derivatives Study

FIA today released a study on trading and clearing trends in derivatives markets. The study assesses market sentiment towards several major market structure trends, including the impact of capital requirements, the adoption of central clearing, the transition away from Libor, and the implementation of margin requirements on uncleared derivatives. The study includes insights on the views […]

R3 Appoints Copeland to Drive Partnerships, Alliances

R3, the enterprise blockchain software firm, has appointed former IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive, Dorothy Copeland, as global head of partner ecosystem and alliances. Copeland joins R3 following a tenure at IBM where she was responsible for ecosystem partner sales, programs and business development. At IBM, she led the company’s partner business function […]

Creeping Realism vs Markets’ Embrace of Optimism

White House Watch looks at the stock market rebound against the backdrop of worsening coronavirus news in the US. Market optimism overruled medical pessimism for a Tuesday moment, with dreams of some kind of fiscal policy panacea pitted against nightmare scenarios prompted by worsening news about the coronavirus and its anticipatory side effects. Stocks roared […]