Colin Lambert

And Finally…

Those of you who stayed with me to the end on Thursday’s column would have seen the teaser over why I think this is not the time to be buying an FX platform – so here is my thinking, and it’s pretty bleak. I have been asked in the past why I have such a […]

Refinitiv Pledges Three Days’ Brokerage to Australian Bushfire Relief

Refinitiv has announced it will donate 100% of brokerage fees from global AUD turnover for three full trading days from 9am Tuesday 4 February to 9am Friday 7 February (AEST) to a range of accredited Australian charities to support the volunteer firefighters and communities impacted by the recent bushfires in that country. This turnover is inclusive […]

In the FICC of It

Trading automation in the non-spot FX world is again firmly in the sights of Colin Lambert and Galen Stops in this week’s podcast, although this time it is in FX options. With SynOption launching in Singapore this week and Digital Vega expanding its capabilities further, they ask, ‘is this the time that the FX options […]

Former HSBC FX Head Suing for Unfair Dismissal

Documents published by the East London Employment Tribunal indicate that former HSBC global head of FX and commodities, Frederic Boillereau, has brought an action against four senior managers at the bank as well as the institution itself. The first day of the hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 and HSBC, former head of global […]

And Another Thing…

It hasn’t taken long in the new year for an old favourite to roll around – platform sales. The rumour mill currently has two platforms in the process of being bought – obviously by unnamed exchange groups – and a third under consideration. I have learned to be cautious of such chatter and as I […]

Citi Hires Custody and Fund Services Head

Mark Ersser has joined Citi’s custody and fund services business as the head of client reporting product for EMEA. In this role, he will drive the product expansion of Citi’s middle office client reporting solution for its asset manager clients. He will be based in London and report to Paul Kilcullen, head of custody and […]

StanChart Claims Latency Gain from Singapore e-FX Engine

Standard Chartered Bank says it has executed its first FX trade using its newly set-up FX e-pricing engine in Singapore with a “significant” reduction in latency. The bank established its e-engine in the Singapore hub with support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which established and initiated a plan in 2017 to encourage more […]

Green New CEO at Kooltra

Kooltra, a provider of cloud-based, integrated middle and back office technology for FX markets, has appointed James “Jay” Green as chief executive officer. Green succeeds founder Adam Katz, who will become chief product officer and lead Kooltra’s product strategy, engineering and product development teams. Prior to joining Kooltra, Green worked in a consultancy role having left […]