ACI’s 6th European Congress Hits the Right Notes

The 6th European Congress of ACI – The Financial Markets Association was recently held in Luxembourg, and was the usual good blend of business and social activities. Additionally, the ACI Council adopted several new proposals to push the association forward. The exhibition hall played host to 25 exhibitors, many of whom have, or are due […]
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Boom Time in Forexland? The 2002 Profit & Loss FX Revenue League Table

Recent years have seen a trend towards a top group of banks in the FX market, especially in the field of revenues generated from these operations. Many banks calculate their FX results differently, which can make institutional comparisons difficult, but year-on-year the results provide a good barometer of how the banks are faring in what […]
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A Congress by Dealers for Dealers

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the setting for the 2002 ACI 6th European Congress & 44th General Assembly. Taking place between May 23-25, the congress will offer ACI members the chance to discuss recent developments in the FX market, take part in panel debates, listen to an address delivered by the prime minister of […]
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ACI International Examination Board (IEB) Statement Regarding the ACI Diploma

March 2002 Background In December 2001 the criteria for passing the ACI Diploma were altered. It became necessary not only to achieve the requisite overall score (50%) but also to pass each topic basket of the exam (50% rounded down) on an individual basis. ACI’s International Examination Board (IEB) took the decision to monitor the […]
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CFP Issues Revisions to the Model Code

The Committee for Professionalism (CFP) has issued revisions to the Model Code, inserting a new topic on the use of mobile devices for transacting business; an additional paragraph into the chapter on dealing for personal account; updated Swift codes reflecting the move to the Euro; and a re-wording of the definition of an interest rate […]
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Minister Addresses ACI UK Event

The Right Honourable Peter Hain MP, Minister of State for Europe, was the recent guest of ACI UK at its first Speakers Event of 2002. Hain, who referred to himself as, “a practical European, neither zealot nor sceptic”, spoke of the need to break down “the wall of ignorance within the UK over the European […]
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ACI Makes Statement on Fraud

ACI – The Financial Markets Association was shocked by the news of the suspected fraud within the American subsidiary of one of the most reputable Irish banks. The fraudulent actions of an individual or a group of individuals have cast a shadow over the entire industry whereas thousands of other dealers, including other staff of […]
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ACI Euribor FX/MM Derivatives Group Launched

By Achim Kraemer and Jörg Isselmann ACI – The Financial Markets Association has founded the Euribor-ACI working group for FX and money market derivatives. At a meeting on October 24, at the invitation of Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, several European ACI members agreed to commit to such a working group, which will have the European Central […]
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ACI News Round-Up

European Repo Council Sets Next Meeting Date The next general meeting of the European Repo Council will take place in Madrid on 14 January, 2002 at noon. Please refer to the www.isma.org website for further details. Light Agenda for Paris Meeting The ACI Council meeting in Paris on November 22nd had a fairly light agenda. […]
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CFP: The Way Forward

By Werner Pauw, Chairman, CFP The responsibility and challenges for the Committee for Professionalism (CFP) is now even greater than ever before. The tempo and pace at which the financial services industry is developing to comply with the demanding and sophisticated financial needs of customers places the CFP on centre stage, ensuring that market participants […]
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