And Finally…

This is a tricky one is some sense – it always is when you target a hugely respected institution – but I have to ask, why did the Bank of England decide to tag on a warning about FX markets to its report into the misuse of its video and audio feeds? Now it has […]
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And Finally…

There was a burst of correspondence following the news late last week that for EM FX trader Ashkay Aiyer had received a fine and a jail sentence for his role in what can generically be called the chat room scandal – some were questioning how his sanction sits against that for Mark Johnson, while others […]
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And Another Thing…

So you’re a software programmer, looking to make a few bucks in these trying times, and someone comes to you asking you to programme a trading strategy for them to use. No problem, get the specs, do the work, walk away with the money – or do you? We may, finally, have had closure in […]
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And Finally…

We should not be surprised by reports that banks in particular are “encouraging” trading and sales staff to return to the office – in spite of what looks like strange timing given the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Northern Hemisphere over the past few weeks, there is no getting away from the fact that […]
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And Another Thing…

I received quite a lot of feedback from the story we ran earlier this week about Goldman Sachs launching an FX swaps ‘axe’ GUI, and while the sample may be skewed by the type of people I talk to, who typically are in the ‘e’ business, it did seem to signify a growing sense in […]
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And Finally…

I am writing this from hotel quarantine as I have finally, at the sixth attempt, made it back to Australia after more than six months stranded abroad. All of which means this column will go one of two ways; happy-clappy or a purging of anger and frustration. I think I know my readership well enough, […]
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And Another Thing…

Someone recently challenged me on my assertion that the CLOB model is stagnant in the FX markets. I am glad they did as I love a good debate, but it became clear that either I had not been clear enough or my challenger had missed the point. I don’t think the CLOB model will disappear, […]
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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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Digital Transformation Should Be Industry, Not Firm, Wide: R3

Enterprise software firm R3 has called for a new, broader approach to digital transformation, which targets entire industries, rather than individual companies. Citing a Broadridge Next-Gen Technology Pulse Survey which found that 97% of companies have benefited from technologies that enable digital interaction and that 99% of companies are now changing their technology strategy and […]
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And Another Thing…

Well Monday’s column put the cat amongst the pigeons – as writing about SNB-Day and re-papering trades always does. I am indebted as always, to those of you who shared and re-lived your experiences, the only pity was we were not in the usual location for the swapping of war stories! The exception, it is […]
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