Simple, but Sophisticated: XTX Launches FX Execution Algo

It is an old saw in the FX industry that firms respond to customer demand and with algo usage on the increase for firms executing FX trades, inevitably eyes have turned to XTX Markets with the question, ‘will it also enter the market for algos?’ As one of the biggest FX market makers such questions […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast kicks off with Colin Lambert discussing some of the feedback he received over his comments in the week’s column over the re-papering of trades post the SNB debacle in 2015. He does not, of course, miss the opportunity to drive home his argument that algos should have mandatory price limits, along the […]
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Fed’s Kaplan for “Restraint” in Doing More Monetary Stimulus

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan says the Fed is “quite a ways” from considering raising interest rates, but advocated “restraint” in doing more to stimulate the economy. Although inflation has long run below the Fed’s 2% target, Kaplan said he is “cognisant” of the possibility that inflation could accelerate in coming years. He […]
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In the FICC of It

There is a controversial start to this week’s podcast as P&L’s managing director Colin Lambert ponders whether the US really does have an “innocent until proven guilty” ethos in its legal system, before debating whether a firm, no last look, order book can really be spoofed? He argues “intention to deal” is fairly easy to […]
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In the FICC of It

There is plenty to talk about for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert casts an eye over EBS’s plans to alter its matching engine infrastructure and shares some of the feedback he has received. He then has time to launch into a diatribe about the results of a survey last week indicating that spreads are […]
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EBS Plans Matching Engine Changes as Part of Migration to Globex

EBS is planning to change how clients match on its EBS Market platform as part of a planned migration to CME Globex, including a new matching engine infrastructure. The firm, which was bought by CME Group in 2018, is in the throes of migrating its fixed income BrokerTec platform to Globex later this year and […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast, Colin Lambert casts his eye over a new challenge facing Refinitiv Benchmarks over the London 4pm Fix – something he confesses to not have even considered in the past, and then gives his thoughts on a small, but potentially important change at CME Group on its FX Link service. He is […]
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In the FICC of It

The move by Refinitiv to a 5ms data feed on its Spot Matching platform has grabbed Colin Lambert’s attention this week, leading him to call for an open debate in the FX industry over the length of last look windows. With both primary venues at 5ms, is it now the time for platforms to step […]
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P&L Talk Series – Morgan Stanley

The last three months have seen the foreign exchange market faced with unprecedented challenges and while the general sense is that the industry handled matter well, what was it really like in the eye of the storm? Colin Lambert talks to Melanie Cristi, head of FX market structure and client content; Matt Thomas, global head […]
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Refinitiv’s Shirley Barrow – Managing the WM/Reuters Fixes

FX benchmark fixes, specifically the WMR London 4pm “close”, have been in the spotlight recently thanks to price action around and during the fixing windows. Colin Lambert talks to Shirley Barrow, global head of benchmarks at Refinitiv about how WM/Reuters Benchmarks are managed – and what it would take to change In spite of liquidity […]
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