BIS: How Did We Get to $6.6 Trillion?

The Bank for International Settlements’ Triennial Survey of FX Turnover sent the market’s activity benchmark to a new high, but what drove the growth and what does it mean for the industry? Colin Lambert finds out. The first thing to note about the Bank for International Settlements’ $6.6 billion figure for average daily turnover in […]
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The CTA Conundrum

Amidst a period of poor performance by CTAs, speakers at Forex Network Chicago discussed how these firms should be adapting to a period of sustained low volatility. The panellists all agreed that a large part of the reason why CTA returns have been so low since the financial crisis — with the exception of 2014 […]
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The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part One

It’s been a busy 20 years since Profit & Loss launched. Colin Lambert and Galen Stops have picked out 20 key events or trends during that time and asked senior industry figures for their perspective on them – here’s numbers 20-16. 20. A New Currency for a New Era While the big event of 1999 […]
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Has FX Become Divorced From Geopolitics?

Despite the geopolitical situation worldwide becoming more volatile, FX markets have stayed relatively idle, leaving speakers at the Profit & Loss Forex Network London event to wonder what has caused this disparity. In recent months, news of geopolitical volatility – from Brexit woes to an intensifying trade war between China and the United States – […]
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Not So Fast: A Look at Eurex’s New Latency Mechanism

Galen Stops takes a closer look at the new latency mechanism being introduced to FX and certain equity options products by Eurex, in a bid to improve the order book. Speed bumps seem to be the topic de jour in the listed derivatives markets just now, with the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) winning approval to implement […]
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P&L Talk Series with BNY Mellon’s John Arabadjis

John Arabadjis, head of markets macro strategy product and analytics at BNY Mellon, talks to Profit & Loss about the challenges associated with mining different data sources to produce new insights for investors. Profit & Loss: You were recently hired by BNY Mellon in the newly created role of head of markets macro strategy product […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Morgan Stanley

QSI React Every year the QSI team at Morgan Stanley comes up with something innovative and thought provoking, it’s become an unwritten rule of these awards, and 2019 is no different. Given how the firm has led the way in terms of its analytics for so long it is sometimes hard to see where it […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – JP Morgan

Mobile Trading It is quite remarkable to note that JP Morgan is the only bank to win this award since we first unveiled it in 2012, but that is testimony to both the early vision of the developers, the courage of the bank to maintain the service while people fretted about the control framework (which […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Goldman Sachs

Portfolio Algo Execution Goldman Sachs has rolled out its new algo product suite including its NDF hybrid algo – it had long offered an NDF TWAP strategy – but of more interest was its portfolio rebalancing and gamma algos. We go into the portfolio strategy in more detail in our Closer Look feature, but it […]
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Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Deutsche Bank

Thought Leadership This is a totally new angle for these awards and, we feel, a real benefit of the more flexible approach we have taken this year. It is hard to know where to put Deutsche’s work in market structure research within our previous framework, but luckily this year the problem is solved. Execution quality […]
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