And Finally…

This is the 1000th column I have written about (mainly) our industry (no, I am not sure I can believe it either!), and if it wasn’t going to be last look then what is a more appropriate subject that something I have been looking at for more than a decade – yes, we are back […]
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In the FICC of It

Two guests for the price of one on this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert is joined by Keiren Harris, co-founder of Data Compliance LLC to discuss the recent first quarter results, and the future of, the inter-dealer broking industry. Lambert sees some interesting observations in the reports regarding how people are trading, while Harris discusses […]
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WHW: The Truth about Dr Bright and the President

When Jack Nicholson ad-libbed, “You can’t handle the truth” in that 1992 movie it became one of those phrases that assumed a life of its own, used long after in contexts far removed from the original plot. The Nicholson character’s truth proved to be irrelevant, part of a strident defence that did not prevent his […]
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White House Watch: Fighters, Haters and Unsung Heroes

There is a basic problem in news coverage of the pandemic, the fact that the virus culture wars are much more interesting than the fight against the virus itself. When President Trump calls an answer from NIH’s Tony Fauci “unacceptable” as he did Wednesday, the president’s fans are cheering how he shows the know-it-alls – […]
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And Another Thing…

We will take a quick break from the Fix – even though the debate continues apace – to look at something else that got my attention over the past week, something from our Frankfurt Dial-in-Day last week. I have always advocated for the FX industry to have leadership, preferably consensus-led, that allows it to engage […]
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WHW: One Word Said It All – ‘Inevitable’

The testimonies of Dr Tony Fauci, Robert Redfield, Stephan Hahn and Brett Giroir Tuesday seemed to many, perhaps even a lot of investors and traders, like something new when in fact there was not only nothing new, but what was there was way too late. The testimonies, if anything, just demonstrated again it’s not the […]
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And Finally…

The conversation around the Fix continues apace, which is great; only by having these debates do we better understand what does, or does not, need changing, and also what good, and bad, ideas there are out there. Over the last few days I have had plenty of contact from managers in the asset management world […]
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WHW: Happy Ending, Unhappy Ending, or no Ending?

Amid all the bad virus news there are a few nuggets of good news. How much good news could there be when another 2,000 or more Americans are killed by the virus every day? One set of projections see that increasing to 3,000 a day by the end of the month. It’s true that the […]
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White House Watch: Welcome to the Virus Task Force

A visiting Iowan was in the Oval Office Wednesday and President Trump said, “I think you should be on the Task Force. Would you like to do that?” and so another day in the White House demonstrated that the mantra for everyone on the Wall Streets of the world, “Every day is a new day in the […]
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And Another Thing…

Well, Monday’s column (that, to confuse everyone, went out last Thursday such was my race to publish), certainly poked the hornets’ nest. It’s been a while since I have been involved in such a spirited debate over something and I suppose it was inevitable if it wasn’t last look then it was, after more than […]
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