Colin Lambert

TradAir Hires Sears

TradAir has appointed Russell Sears as chief revenue officer. He joins the trading front end solution provider having most recently worked in the FX industry at State Street, where he had a 13 year career. Most recently, Sears was global head of Currenex sales – a role he left in March 2015, during his time […]

BIS Opens Innovation Hub in Singapore

As flagged in a release earlier this week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have officially launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, marking what the BIS says is its first expansion of its global footprint in 17 years. The hub will, BIS says, foster innovation and greater collaboration […]

BIS Shuffles the Leadership Pack on Committees

Central bank Governors meeting at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a hub for central banks and other financial regulatory and supervisory authorities, made a number of appointments to lead key central bank groups. Jerome Powell, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has been named chair of the Global Economy Meeting (GEM) and the Economic Consultative Committee, after consultations […]

Cœuré New Head of BIS Innovation Lab

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has appointed Benoît Cœuré as head of the new BIS Innovation Hub, set up to foster international collaboration among central banks on innovative financial technology, most significantly global stablecoins. Cœuré has been a member of the ECB Executive Board since January 2012, and is currently in charge of international and European relations, market […]

Spotex Adds INTL FCStone as Prime-of-Prime

Spotex has signed INTL FCStone to provide prime services enabling clients to access the firm’s ECN. The addition comes as Spotex is launching a slate of new products and services to the brokerage and fund manager market segments. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer Spotex as an additional ECN within our prime of […]

Symphony Partners with Tencent to Connect to WeChat

The Symphony network has announced a partnership with Tencent to connect Symphony’s community of 450,000 global markets professionals with the Weixin platform (known as WeChat outside mainland China). The firm says the integration is the first of its kind and enables two major global communities to connect and conduct business. The initiative has been backed […]

Wells Fargo Fined Over Controversial Burger King FX Trade

Already facing unfair dismissal actions and having paid one fine, Wells Fargo has been further sanctioned by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over its actions during the USD/CAD trade to hedge Tim Hortons’ purchase of Burger King. Having paid the US National Futures Association $2.5 million in August, Wells Fargo has now been […]

BIS: OTC Derivatives Volumes at Five Year High

The latest Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) latest semi-annual release of OTC derivatives statistics shows that notional volumes rose to $640 trillion at the end of June 2019, the highest level since 2014 and up from $544 trillion at the end of 2018. The BIS says part of the increase reflects a seasonal pattern evident […]

CME FX Link Hits New Peak

CME Group says that its FX Link service achieved a record average daily volume of 20K contracts for October, equivalent to $2 billion in notional value and says the growth reflects “the perspective of a growing number of participants that FX Link is a viable proxy for FX swaps and a proven vehicle for macro […]

DekaBank Moves Trades from LCH to Eurex Ahead of Brexit

With the UK still headed for a Brexit in 2020, subject to December’s General Election, German banking group DekaBank, the securities services provider of the German Savings Banks Finance Group, has successfully transferred a substantial portion of its swap book from UK-based LCH to Frankfurt-based Eurex Clearing in a single day. What the firm calls […]