Day: 19 June 2020

White House Watch: The Hazards/Opportunities of Rising Expectations

This Juneteenth, things have really changed, with pollsters saying never before has US public opinion changed so dramatically and so fast as in the 26 days since the gruesome killing of George Floyd. If only history showed that such turning points were typically the beginning of more easily achieved improved circumstances, like for those carrying […]

Data Preview: After Partial Recovery in May; Focus Turns to June

After solid improvement in the May US data released over the last two weeks, the focus in the coming week turns to the early-June regional conditions data. June readings from the New York Fed and Philadelphia Fed released this previous week indicated continued improvement, with the Philadelphia Fed’s reading indicating positive growth in the region […]

Fed Think Tank: Bitcoin is Not a New Type of Money

A new blog post by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Liberty Street Economics unit argues that bitcoin should not be viewed as a new type of money, rather it is more accurate to think of it as a new type of exchange. The post by Michael Lee and Antoine Martin of the New […]

Afore Citibanamex First Mexican Fund on CLS

CLS has announced that Afore Citibanamex, Mexico’s second largest pension fund and a founding organisation in the country’s Administration System for Retirement Fund,  has become the first Mexican pension fund to access CLS’s payment-versus-payment (PvP) FX settlement service, CLS Settlement, as a third-party participant. Mexico, along with Canada and the US, leads the way among […]

ISDA Create Adds New Documents

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Linklaters have announced they will make three new documentation modules available on ISDA Create during 2020. The expansion will allow users to agree additional documents online, bringing further automation and efficiency to the negotiation of derivatives agreements. ISDA Create is an online solution built by Linklaters’ internal […]