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UBS has lost about a half-dozen traders from its London spot desk in recent months. Among those that have left the bank are: Steven Walker, Stuart McPhee, Paul Carlier, Giovanni Pozzi and Bjarne Olesen, a spokesperson confirms. Walker has joined ...
By Chris Dunne, Reuters Limited According to most estimates available in the market today, only about 10% of the total volume of FX trading is transacted specifically for the delivery of a currency. This leaves the vast majority of FX trading ...
By Martin Gymer, FX Derivative Consultants The quickest way to interrupt the flow of an articulate, intelligent, Exotic Option Trader is to ask them about the higher order Greeks. Most are programmed to politely or otherwise immediately change the conversation ...
By Gene Frieda, 4Cast The speed with which Brazil has staved off a devaluation-driven inflation spiral and domestic debt default has confounded the sceptics. Before Argentina stepped in the way, debt spreads had approached pre-Russian crisis levels barely two months ...
By Michael Wallace, Standard & Poor’s MMS The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is quickly moving down the path of turning monetary policy from an art into a science. Since the beginning of the year, the SNB has been quietly reforming ...