Day: 26 March 2020

XTX Commits £20mn to Charities Battling Covid-19 Effects

XTX Markets is committing £20 million to three funds battling the effects of COVID-19. The funds are to help bring immediate relief for frontline workers in hospitals caring for those with the disease, as well as those in New York City who are unable to get access to food during these difficult times. XTX has […]

GFXC Issues Statement on Market Conditions

With increased focus on the impending quarter end WM Fix, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee has issued a statement reminding market participants of their responsibilities in what is likely to be a challenging market environment. In the statement the GFXC says given the intense volatility seen in global financial markets this month, it is possible […]

Virus Apex Weeks Away as Defences Mount

A thousand distractions filled the news Wednesday, particularly promises contained in the pending congressional effort to replace trillions of dollars of income, pay for medical gear and rescue firms big and little. Not distracted are the sub-microscopic capsules of single strands of ribonucleic acid that are using unwitting asymptomatic carriers to reach more states. Their […]

Trade Associations Urge UMR Implementation Delay

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 21 financial industry associations have submitted a letter on behalf of their members requesting BCBS (Basel Committee on Bank Supervision), IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions), and other global regulators to suspend the current timeline for the initial margin phase-in. The letter says this will to allow market participants […]

Firms Claim Industry First for Surveillance

Regtech firm Rimes and communication compliance solution provider Soteria say they have completed the first stage of their product integration project, thus providing integrated trade and communication monitoring to provide financial firms with comprehensive surveillance capabilities. The firms say that adhering to growing regulations and evolving regulatory surveillance capabilities is technically complex and both data- […]