Colin Lambert

Crane Joins Lucera

Industry sources tell Profit & Loss that Al Crane has left MarketFactory and is joining Lucera in London in a senior business analysis role. Crane has spent the last 18 months at MarketFactory as senior director of sales, prior to which he held senior e-FX sales roles at ADS Securities and, mainly, SE Banken. Before taking […]

ISDA Publishes Final Consultation on Benchmark Fallbacks

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a new consultation to finalise the methodologies for the adjustments that will be made to derivatives fallbacks in the event certain interbank offered rates (Ibors) are permanently discontinued. The latest publication follows two earlier consultations, which set out options for the adjustments that will apply to […]

And Another Thing…

I am struggling to find someone who was not surprised by the BIS data on Monday, I think most of us who study the FX committee semi-annual data closely expected somewhere around the $6 trillion mark, but obviously it blew through that by another 10%. This very much reflects the growth in emerging markets to […]

JPM, SocGen, Invest in Wematch

JP Morgan and Societe Generale have invested in fintech firm, Wematch, a company that provides technology to augment how traders at banks match, negotiate and manage trades that are currently predominantly voice-traded, thus bringing, according to the firm, the audit and control benefits of electronic tools to voice trading, delivered as web-based software-as-a-service technology. Wematch says there are now […]

US Charges Former JPM Traders with Spoofing

The US Department of Justice and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have charged five traders with spoofing and market manipulation offences in precious metals. Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak and Christopher Jordan were all charged for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with what the authorities claim was the […]

Citi Restructures FX Business

Citi has announced a new management structure to best align its foreign exchange trading and institutional sales business under the Rates and Currencies umbrella. Under the new structure, trading will now align within four global product verticals: Linear FX (Spot and NDF Trading), Electronic Trading and Client Execution, STIRT and FX Options. In an email […]

The FX Market’s New Benchmark – $6.6 Trillion

The number used globally to measure the size of the FX market will be set at $6.6 trillion per day after the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released the results of its Triennial Survey for Foreign Exchange Turnover. The BIS says that globally $6.59 trillion was executed daily across FX products in April 2019, a […]

The Inexorable Rise of the “Others”

A notable figure in this year’s Bank for International Settlements (BIS) survey of FX turnover highlights the increasingly important role of firms like retail aggregators in the FX market. While in the 2016 survey the “Other” category of the Other Financial Institutions segment of the report (this is largely the retail aggregator/prime-of-prime sector) was responsible […]

Tullett Fined $13 Million in US for Faking Trades

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued two orders filing and settling charges against inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon Americasrequiring the firm to pay a total of $13 million for failing to supervise employees and making false or misleading statements to CFTC staff. The first order requires Tullett to pay an $11 million civil monetary […]