P&L Talk Series with EBS’ Chris Soriano

Chris Soriano, executive director, head of cash emerging markets, Americas at EBS, will be speaking at the Profit & Loss Latin America event in Mexico City on March 25. Ahead of the event, he discusses the key opportunities and challenges facing firms trading NDFs, both in LatAm and globally. Profit & Loss: What do you […]
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In the FICC of It

There is a packed agenda for Galen Stops’ last In the FICC of It podcast as he and Colin Lambert discuss a busy week in FX markets – especially if you’re in the survey business! After Lambert salutes Refinitiv for its gesture in donating brokerage to the Australian bushfire relief effort and Martin Mead on […]
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Follow the Money

Last year saw a number of investments in fintech firms offering FX technology. Galen Stops takes a look at the rationale behind this trend and examines the broader investment landscape. The more eagle-eyed Profit & Loss reader will have noticed that there was a distinct spate of investment deals involving FX-focused fintech firms in the […]
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UK to Probe Sterling Move Ahead of BoE Rate Announcement

Security around the Bank of England’s decision making process is once again in the spotlight after sterling jumped 15 seconds before the latest monetary policy announcement was made. Late last year it was revealed that a company was using an audio feed from the Bank’s press conferences post announcement to give traders an advantage over […]
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GFXC Issues Report into Anonymous Trading

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) has released a report The Role of Disclosure and Transparency on Anonymous E-Trading Platforms alongside the results of its 2019 survey of attitudes towards the FX Global Code ahead of the impending three-year review. The anonymous trading report maps out and describes the current e-trading platform landscape, with a […]
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And Another Thing…

It’s been quite a week in the HFT world with Navinder Sarao escaping jail time for his spoofing activities that the US authorities ridiculously claimed led to the May 2010 flash crash, and the UK’s FCA releasing a report stating that latency arbitrage in UK equity markets adds 17% to the cost of trading or […]
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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 […]
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Bitcoin: Short Term Spurious Correlation or a Proper Safe Haven?

Chris Wittenborn, director of business development for Velocity Markets, analyses whether or not Bitcoin can really be considered as a safe haven asset. As the new year dawned, war tensions jumped and investors turned to “safe havens” to protect assets and find speculative alpha. During this time, gold – the traditional port in a storm […]
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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 […]
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How Technology and Data Are Opening the Door to FX Automation

Sebastian Hofmann-Werther, Head of EMEA at 360T, explains how the barriers preventing greater automation for trading non-spot FX products are being overcome, and why buy-side firms could stand to benefit significantly as a result of this. We would argue that the benefits of automating FX trades are largely self-evident. After all, you only have to […]
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