WHAT IS ACI?

ACI has been around for 44 years. Julie Ros looks at the past, present and future of the global financial markets association. Since its humble beginnings back in 1955, ACI-The Financial Markets Association, as it is now called, has grown to become the world’s largest international wholesale trade association, representing the biggest and most transparent […]
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CME’s Incentive Programme For Euro FX Gets Interest

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) says its incentive programme that introduced in April is already boosting volumes in its Euro FX futures and options contracts[]. The trading permit and incentive programmes for Euro FX and Euro FX Cross Rate futures and options is designed to get new traders into the pits, as well as offer […]
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WMBA Holds First Awards Ceremony for Graduates

TheLondon-basedWholesale Markets Brokers Association (WMBA) will, for the first time, hold an awards ceremony for successful candidates of its professional diploma qualification, which it launched last October. The WMBA training programme was acquired from money brokers Prebon Yamane last October. With its purchase of Prebon’s syllabus and diploma, the WMBA seeks to broaden the knowledge […]
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IDEA Puts its Eggs In the Internet Basket

“We are an Internet company,” says Mike Gallagher of IDEAglobal.com, the new moniker for I.D.E.A., the global market analytics service provider. The company announced its name change in conjunction with the launch of several Internet-based offerings, including TimeMachine and www.IDEAfax.com, both of which serve as platforms for delivering real-time financial analysis. In pursuit of its […]
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Hand Held Devices Get New Look from Mobeo

Mobeo, makers of FX Alert, have given the old financial pagers a new look for the millennium. The new F/X Alert f/xtra uses a new version of Motorola hardware that has a wider screen, which can display up to eight lines of text at a time, and even has a graphics capability. F/X Alert, which […]
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New Version of Devon System Released by SunGard’s Infinity

Infinity, a SunGard Company, has released the Devon System 99.1, which has additional support for Brazilian and Italian instruments, as well as enhanced straight-through processing and seamless integration with Excel. Devon provides trade entry and processing for a wide range of FX, interest rate, futures, securities and equities. This latest version provides extended instrument and […]
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MCM Signs Internet Tech Deal with Tibco

MCM has signed a deal with Tibco Finance Technology that enables it to simultaneously offer its currency, fixed income and equity services over Reuters, Bloomberg, Bridge/Telerate and Internet browers. MCM is now using Tibco’s TIBAuthor to publish more than 25,000 updates per day to its global client base. “TIBAuthor provides MCM a flexible platform that […]
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FMA-USA Holds Forum in Pittsburgh

The Financial Markets Association-USA held a board of directors meeting in Pittsburgh last month, which featured an economic panel discussion. Guest speakers scheduled for the event were Dr Charles Adams, assistant director for the international capital markets research department at the International Monetary Fund, as well as Dr Bernd Goos, director general of International and […]
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Deutsche’s Herron to Oversee Global FX in Bankers Merger

Having just received approval from US authorities to proceed with its acquisition of Bankers Trust in late May, Deutsche Bank has begun to appoint managers to oversee the combined group. Deutsche’s current global FX manager, Hal Herron, was named to the same post for the new unit, but the fate of Bankers’ global FX chief, […]
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Reuters DealWeb Teams With Subsidiary Tibco

Reuters DealWeb, the Internet-based corporate FX trading service that was introduced last summer, is in the midst of being combined with Tibco Finance’s TIBMercury FX autodealing and order routing service. The new product is now in customer tests, and customers will be migrated to the system over the coming months, says a Reuters official. The […]
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