And Finally…

In this column on February 10 I bemoaned the lack of risk takers in markets, noting that the surge in passive investing in equities markets meant that inevitably the market swings, especially during corrections, will be wild. The last week has kind of highlighted what I meant, it is to be hoped that CTAs and […]
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And Another Thing…

Sometimes it just pays to have the odd rule in your trading ecosystem to protect you from when things – as they inevitably do – go wrong. The latest to discover this is Japanese crypto exchange Quoine, which this week lost an appeal against a ruling in Singapore that it wrongfully reversed seven crypto trades […]
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And Finally…

The “buy side” is a hydra – we use the phrase for convenience rather than accuracy – and indeed as more buy side firms face holding more risk and, possibly, seek to match with other firms, even this generic description may be out of date soon. So with the caveat that what I am about […]
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And Another Thing…

I have been away in the wilds of Australia for a week so a little rusty on what’s hot, but something did catch my eye as I was waiting for my flight home yesterday – yet another realisation by US authorities that they may have got something wrong in their post-GFC rush to regulate everything […]
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And Finally…

Talk to any service provider – the customer is at the centre of everything they do. I am, therefore, a little confused, or perhaps fearful for those pushing this line, by some of the data in the latest turnover survey by the UK’s FX Joint Standing Committee (JSC). Of course, at the same time as […]
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And Another Thing…

I played golf the other week, you’ll all be pleased to hear, and it didn’t go too bad. The only real hiccup was when the pro shop directed us to start on the 7th hole we arrived there to find we were behind three other groups of players – at which point my friend said, […]
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And Finally…

Before I get into today’s subject, some very tragic news for our industry last week as I understand that Steve Jennions, former FX trader at Citi, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank to name just three firms, died last week. I only met Steve once to my memory, when he was at Morgan Stanley, but talk […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s new style podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over some key news stories of the week and is joined by Jay Moore, founder and CEO of FX Hedgepool and Rob Loft, founder and CEO of Harvey Loft to discuss two in depth. Listeners will be surprised to hear that Lambert has some […]
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And Another Thing…

Not for the first time I have been copping some flak over a previous column, although, again, I have to say there was some support for my views on the lack of risk taking and its potential impact on the platform market. So, as I like to do when faced with opposition for my views, […]
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And Finally…

There is so much happening at the moment it’s hard to know where to start, so let’s kick off with the good, before moving to the cynical. First up, hearty congratulations to Martyn Mead, who left Barclays, and, I understand, the FX industry, last week after four decades, the majority of which he spent at […]
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