Sweden Prepares to See in 50 Years of ACI

History beckons for ACI Sweden from May 26-28 when it not only hosts the 44th ACI World Congress, but also kicks off celebrations for ACI’s 50th year of existence. The organisers report a very strong take up of delegate places, with in excess of 550 already signed up to attend, and that the exhibition hall […]
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Scandinavia: Maintaining the Relationship

Norges Bank Report Analyses Petroleum Fund’s Experience with External Active Fixed Income Managers The Norwegian Government’s Petroleum Fund is managed by Norges Bank Investment Management and invests the proceeds from the country’s oil industry. As at end of 2004, the market value of the fund stood at NOK 1106.4 billion; of this, just over NOK […]
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Macedonia Boost for ACI Education

ACI’s education programme has been recognised by a decision from the central bank in Macedonia that requires banks in the local market to hire dealers with a professional qualification.   At its November 25 council meeting, the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia discussed its monetary and supervisory responsibilities and under the latter it […]
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ACI Reinforces Self-Regulation Ideal

ACI The Financial Markets Association, has, in the form of a letter from its president, Godfried De Vidts, and chairman of the Committee for Professionalism (CFP),, Teruo Tanaka, to Pierre Francotte, CEO of  Euroclear, reinforced ACI’s stance that the OTC markets function better with a minimum of regulation.   The letter was in response to […]
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A Steep Learning Curve

ACI Australia recently held its very successful Dealing Simulation course in the UK. Profit & Loss sent one of its staff, Jennifer Coldwell, along as a delegate on the course – this is her diary. Friday, 12th November I am informed that I am going on the ACI Dealing Simulation Course next week, starting on […]
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Sydney Success

ACI Australia held two Dealing Simulation courses in the last quarter of 2004, the accompanying article covers the London course, but a very successful course was also held in Australia. The course, which was taken by the maximum number of candidates, took place at a hotel in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and organiser Chris […]
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ACI Denmark Hosts Dealing Simulation

For the second year, ACI Forex Danmark hosted ACI Australia’s Dealing Simulation Course in Copenhagen. The course, which was sponsored by BT, Telerate, Reuters and Garban Intercapital (Scandinavia), was well attended with 44 delegates from 13 countries spending an exhausting four days trading and attending interactive lectures. The course was organised and run by Chris […]
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ACI’s Step Paper Approved by ECB

The final report of the Euribor-ACI Short Term European Paper (Step) task force, which laid out proposals and recommendations aimed at integrating and developing the fragmented European short-term securities markets, has received “in principle” support from the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). According to ACI – The Financial Markets Association, the Governing […]
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Job Threat or Job Creation Surviving the Digital Age

Martin Mallett, Chief Dealer at the Bank of England, delivered an address to delegates attending ACI UK’s Euro Forex 2004 Congress on Friday, May 28, in London, ahead of a panel entitled, The Digitial Age: Job Threat or Job Creation? The following is an excerpt from the address. The FX market in the UK continues […]
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UK Treasury’s Ruth Kelly Addresses ACI

In her keynote address to ACI’s European Congress, Ruth Kelly, Financial Secretary to the UK Treasury, discussed the challenges and opportunities of the enlargement of the European Union. She highlighted the need for closer integration of the financial services market and the need for flexibility in the approach to the markets. “Enlargement of the European […]
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