And Another Thing…

Spoofing is a strange thing; some could argue it is part of a best execution policy when trying to fill a very large order, others that it is criminal activity, and both would have valid points – but is it fraud? I have no wish to get into the legal technicalities, especially around US law, […]
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And Finally…

Two laudatory columns in a week – I must be going soft… The best thing about writing a column is that, within reason, I get to set the agenda, therefore I am choosing today, July 1, to mark 20 years of Profit & Loss. Obviously the company was formed beforehand and the actual articles that populated […]
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Analysing oneZero’s New Investment

A decade after launching, oneZero secured new outside investment this week. Galen Stops takes a look at the logic behind this deal for all the parties involved. Earlier this week, Lovell Minnick Partners (LMP), a private equity firm focused on investments in the global financial services industry, completed a minority investment in oneZero Financial Systems. […]
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And Another Thing…

I see this week’s announcement that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to recognise the FX Global Code as a positive for the industry, not only because it may drag a few asset managers wary of their relationship with the UK regulator to the adherence table, but also because it highlights how a set […]
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And Finally…

It was 10 years ago that Profit & Loss unveiled its FX Hall of Fame, intended to recognise the achievements of the senior and not so senior members of our industry that have made a difference. The founding class highlighted the span we hope to achieve with the Hall of Fame, the inaugural members being from […]
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Analysing the Implications of Citi’s FXPB Cull

The news this week that Citi served a 90-day notice to the largest non-bank market making firms in FX – including Jump Trading, XTX Markets, Virtu Financial, HC Technologies and, at an earlier point in time, GTS – that it is no longer willing to offer them FX prime brokerage (PB) services, certainly got tongues […]
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Bringing the Pure Concept to Digital Assets

For all the talk of institutionalising crypto markets, progress is slow – Colin Lambert talks to Campbell Adams, founder and CEO of Pure Digital about how he plans to accelerate the transformation Although the end result in terms of hard numbers doesn’t really tell the story, the creation of the FX Pure trading platform, which […]
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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency: Standing on the Shoulders of Dwarfs

“We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours” The above quote is widely attributed […]
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And Finally…

As more institutions seek to offer algo execution, specifically involving multi-ticket orders, I sense that the approach they will have to take must differ from the first movers some years ago. As the next generation comes through it is likely to see an uptick in volumes executed by these means, which will be good news […]
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Five on Friday: What Happened in Markets This Week

Lizzy Birmingham provides a brief roundup of the major FX moves this week, and the drivers behind each. 1) SNB Upholds Ultra-Loose Policy The Swiss franc was up 0.2% to 1.12127 per euro on Thursday following Swiss National Bank (SNB) president, Thomas Jordan’s, announcement to maintain loose monetary policy. In an interview with Bloomberg, Jordan […]
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