The Real Revolution: Data and the FX Market

From origination through trading to settlement, Colin Lambert argues that data has revolutionised the foreign exchange industry more than any other single factor. “Even 10 years ago I probably heard the word ‘data’ once a month,” says Kate Lowe, head of trade services at State Street. “Now? It’s 40 times a day. As an industry […]
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A Sense of Perspective

In a 1999 edition of Profit & Loss, David Clark, now chairman of the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA), reflected on 30 years in the foreign exchange industry. Now he talks about what has – and hasn’t – changed in the industry since then and makes some bold predictions for the future. Profit & […]
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And Finally…

The very fact that more and more people from the platform/connectivity world are talking to me about FX swaps tells me that, as I have suggested many times before, change could be coming to this segment of our industry. Ideas and initiatives are all fine, however, but will they translate into definitive market structure change? […]
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FX and the Big Bang Theory

As electronic trading went mainstream, it created an explosion of growth in the market. But has this growth run out of steam? Galen Stops takes a look. The Big Bang Theory – in addition to being a popular American sitcom – is a well-known scientific thesis that posits the universe started with a small singularity […]
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The 20 for 20 Countdown – Part One

It’s been a busy 20 years since Profit & Loss launched. Colin Lambert and Galen Stops have picked out 20 key events or trends during that time and asked senior industry figures for their perspective on them – here’s numbers 20-16. 20. A New Currency for a New Era While the big event of 1999 […]
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P&L Talk Series: Kim Winding Larsen

Days after being confirmed as the next President of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, Kim Winding Larsen talks to Colin Lambert about the job facing him and what he wants to achieve in his new role. Colin Lambert: You have been involved with ACI FMA – and Danske Bank – for a long time; […]
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And Another Thing…

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning that trading on unpublished polls ahead of a UK general election or, who knows, another Brexit Referendum, could constitute a breach of its market abuse rules – although given the pollsters’ recent performance around the world one has to question why anyone would bother except as […]
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And Finally…

Forex Network Chicago takes place later this month, from September 23-25, you can register here, and in our efforts to keep the events fresh we have introduced two “Ask the Experts” sessions where audience members – and P&L readers – can ask questions of a panel of specialists in their field. This year’s conference has […]
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And Another Thing…

I’m still catching up from a short break followed by a business trip so this is brief. I would encourage anyone who believes that the chat room issues we continue to deal with as an industry were not cultural to read the charges against RBC and TD Bank by the Ontario Securities Commission. The documents […]
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And Finally…

I have been away from the FX world for a week looking at strange fish, playing golf and trying my hardest to ignore the “real world”. Therefore, while I catch up on a week’s emails and stories, I will point you in the direction of a webcast and transcript of a session I moderated recently […]
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