ACI – UK Hears from UK Politicians

ACI – UK has held two speakers’ events in London, featuring prominent UK politicians, including Michael Portillo, the UK’s shadow Chancellor, and Charles Kennedy, MP. On 21 February, Portillo told ACI members he is concerned that the UK economy is “slipping into complacency” and expressed support for the UK remaining outside EMU. “During the 1990s, […]
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Regulation and Accreditation Globally or Locally?

At the request of the European Central Bank, Heering Ligthart, president of ACI – The Financial Markets Association, recently made a presentation to the FX Contact Group in Frankfurt, which is comprised of representatives from the 20 largest FX banks in Europe, plus representatives of the 12 central banks within Euroland. Ligthart introduced the ACI […]
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ACI Looks at ‘Fundamental Issues’ at Jersey Meeting

At the recent Executive Committee and Council meetings, hosted by ACI Channel Islands 17-18 November in Jersey, a number of fundamental issues were earmarked for discussion. Membership numbers, as well as the Model Code and education topped the agenda. “Acceptance of our work on the Model Code has come from numerous regulatory bodies, as well […]
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ACI Singapore to Host 42nd Annual World Congress in 2001

At the Paris Forex 2000 conference in May, ACI Singapore (ACIS) accepted the flag to carry through to next year’s ACI International Congress, which will take place 24-26 May, 2001. Frank Wong, Chairman of the Organising Committee, says ACIS has spent the past eight months laying a lot of the preparatory work for the event. […]
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21st Asia Pacific Forex Congress

  Curtain Raiser The Forex Association of India, host of the 21st Asia-Pacific Forex Congress, has released further details of the event, which is set to take place from 30th November to 3rd December 2000 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. The Congress is expected to draw around 750 delegates from around the world. The […]
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ACI’s President Calls for Proactive Follow-Up to The Model Code

In a letter that was sent out recently, ACI’s president Heering Ligthart urged all of ACI’s affiliated national associations to proactively follow up on The Model Code project. The Model Code was officially released at the Paris Forex 2000 Congress in May. Commented Ligthart, in the letter, “The production, publishing and regular updating of such […]
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ACI Votes in New Initiatives at Excom & Council Meetings in Spain

ACI – The Financial Markets Association held the second of its semi-annual Council and Executive Committee meetings in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, alongside the annual general meeting of ACI-Forex España last month. At the meetings, ACI admitted Iceland as its 60th member country, represented by the association’s first president, Ólafur Ásgeirsson, general manager of Islandsbanki […]
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ACI Prepares for Semi-Annual Meeting in Spain

ACI ‘ The Financial Markets Association will be holding its last Council and Executive Committee meetings of the year this month, meeting in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, alongside ACI Spain’s annual general meeting. The Council and Executive Committee meetings will run from 3-5 November, while the general assembly takes place 5-6 November. The Council and […]
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ACI Australia & AFMA Enter Second Stage of Dealer Accreditation

ACI Australia (ACI) and the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) are entering the second phase in making dealer accreditation a standard in Australian dealing rooms, reports Clive Bennett, President of ACI Australia and AFMA Executive Committee member. As much as 90% of banks in Australia have now made the dealer accreditation a condition of service. […]
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ACI – The Financial Markets Association Releases 1998 Annual Report

  Excerpted from 1998 report, released August 4, 1999 President’s Report By Heering Ligthart 1998 has been a year with a number of very dramatic and important market developments. I might remind you of the crises in Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia and Brazil and the decision taken on May 2, 1998 in Birmingham by the members […]
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