Colin Lambert

US June Payrolls Rise: Unemployment Rate 11.1%

The US June employment report showed further, though measured, improvement, reflecting continued state re-openings. The sharp payrolls decline the Labor Department reported Thursday leaves a big hole to climb out of, and that recovery is likely to be hindered by the rebound in Covid-19 cases across several states. In many of those areas, businesses were […]

ITRS, Refinitiv, Renew Partnership

ITRS Group, the provider of estate monitoring, capacity planning, IT analytics and load testing to cross-industry enterprise clients, has announced a renewed partnership with Refinitiv. The collaboration will maintain market data feeds for the financial services industry. Although the firm says the deal is a renewal, a release states that Refinitiv clients will now also […]

And Another Thing…

Compared to the mayhem of April, the June month-end WM/R 4pm Fix went off reasonably OK – there were no huge moves, just a steady grind lower by the dollar except for against the yen, where it was in demand for the second time that day (the first being the Tokyo rate set at 9.55am […]

Volume Data Indicates Decent June for Platforms

The first group of FX average daily volume data indicates that platforms has a decent end to the first half of 2020, registering their third highest numbers of 2020. FXSpotStream reports ADV of $43.3 billion in June, the platform’s third highest this year, indeed in its history. This represents volume is all FX products and […]

FSB Reiterates Libor Reform Path

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has reiterated its desire to see markets transit from Ibors to risk-free rates as a critical benchmark, in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. FSB says it has discussed the impact of the disease on benchmark transition and while its Official Sector Steering Group says it recognises that some aspects of […]

SBI Buys Minority Stake in B2C2

SBI Financial Services has bought a minority stake in digital assets trading firm B2C2 for $30 million. The firms say the investment marks the start of a strategic partnership between one of the largest institutions to have ventured into the crypto market and a veteran digital asset trading firm. SBI, owner of Japan’s first digital […]

Velocimetrics Unveils Monitoring Solution for 100 Gbps Feeds

Velocimetrics has announced what it claims is a unique, modular, software-only approach to monitoring and analytics of 100Gbps network feeds. With the service, the firm says exchanges and trading companies can now fast-track their move to 100Gbps (gigabits per second) using their existing hardware, rather than having to invest in new, dedicated and expensive servers. […]

MFP Trading Signs with TraderTools

MFP Trading has selected TraderTools technology for providing its customers a single point of access to aggregated liquidity with tailored relationship pricing. “MFP understands the relationship nature of our market,” says Yaacov Heidingsfeld president of TraderTools. “Tailored relationship pricing is the best way to ensure participants’ best execution, with liquidity priced for business they want […]

Auradkar Joins Capitolis

Capitolis has announced the appointment of Rahul Auradkar as its chief product officer. In this role, Auradkar will lead Capitolis’ product development efforts globally and is the latest addition to the company’s growing executive management team. His move is the latest in a career in the software industry that includes a track record of building […]