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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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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning that trading on unpublished polls ahead of a UK general election or, who knows, another Brexit Referendum, could constitute a breach of its market abuse rules – although given the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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And Finally…

Following a recent podcast someone asked me why I thought the FCA’s recognition of the FX Global Code in the UK was so important, as I had stated. I won’t bore you with the full answer – it seems pretty clear to me that if a regulator is going to be guided by the Code’s […]
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And Another Thing…

A fair bit has been made of the latest FX committee turnover surveys showing an increase in activity during a month in which people broadly experienced the opposite. Looking at the FX platform data and April was the worse month of the year thus far for everyone save 360T and Refinitiv non-spot products – and […]
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LSEG and Refinitiv: Deal of the Century or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Galen Stops gives his take on the five key questions to be asking following the announcement of LSEG’s proposed acquisition of Refinitiv. The news that London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is set to acquire Refinitiv in a deal worth $27 billion certainly caused a lot of excitement and intrigue within the financial services industry when […]
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And Another Thing…

In what can only be described as a plea for sanity, this very brief column has only one message – get over it people! In an absolute shocker (yes, that is sarcasm), a group of banks are being sued in the UK over FX manipulation and the use of chat rooms. This seems to have […]
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And Finally…

I think it is fair to say that the London Stock Exchange Group was the dark horse in the chase to buy Refinitiv, after all, LSEG has a long and no-so-proud history when it comes to M&A – over the years it has been mentioned as a buyer of Icap, NEX Group and Deutsche Borse, […]
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