This week’s podcast kicks off with the admission that last week’s introduction of a prediction for the upcoming non-farm payrolls release really wasn’t thought through adequately enough by Colin Lambert when he came up with the idea. In the FICC of It then roars through a huge range of subjects and features Lambert lamenting the demise of “crazy” hedge funds and Galen Stops questioning how much value there really is in the swathe of market data products coming to the market.
Our two podcasters also take a look at TCA and ask, “does it really add value?” They delve deeper into the real challenges facing corporate treasuries (hint: it’s not execution) and the value, or otherwise, of them using currency overlay programmes.
Stops expresses surprise at the optimistic tone of Lambert’s article on the buy side and the FX Global Code and for the second week in a row one of the more certain men in foreign exchange is less than forthright in an opinion!
The podcast closes out with a few observations on the end of the class action against Deutsche Bank over last look and puts a call out to listeners attending Forex Network Chicago in two weeks to register to join a special In the FICC of It in front of a live studio audience!
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