Debelle Named as GFXC Chair

Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), has been named as the next chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC). His two-year term will begin in early July, 2019, after he was nominated and elected to the position at the latest two-day GFXC meeting hosted by the Bank of Japan […]
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FCA Report Finds £27m Lost to Crypto, Forex Scams

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in conjunction with Action Fraud, has issued a report showing that last fiscal year £27 million was lost to crypto and forex investment scams. The report from the FCA and Action Fraud, a national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, found that the number of scams reported nearly […]
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Argentex Reports Record Revenue, Profit Growth

Argentex, which provides FX services to corporate and private clients across EMEA, reported revenue and profit growth over the last 12 months, ending March 31st. It’s revenue over this period was £21.9 million, and the operating profit was £11.5 million. In a release issued today the firm says that this revenue, which represents a 66% […]
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Rationalising Buy Side Adoption of the FX Global Code

The changing nature of foreign exchange markets, not least the day-to-day participation of the buy side, offer a good rationale for why buy side firms should sign a Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code, speakers argued at the recent Profit & Loss Frankfurt conference. Ahead of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee meeting in Tokyo […]
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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) GBP Plummets Amid Uncertainty The British pound has hit a four month low. The continued drop in value has been caused by opposing parties failing to create Brexit deal and the looming resignation of Prime Minister […]
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CFH Clearing Extends Metals Offering

CFH Clearing is now offering trading in aluminium, copper, nickel, lead and Zinc against USD. This latest development is the first in a series of new products and asset classes being launched by CFH Clearing. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated firm says that it has secured pricing for its base metal liquidity as a […]
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And Another Thing…

I am in yet another airport lounge (podcast listeners will be glad to hear we are not recording here, however) so just a quick note to highlight the good work of LMAX Exchange in raising money for charity through some interesting means. The latest was The “Everest Rugby Challenge” and, as the title implies, four […]
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Refinitiv To Calculate Thai Benchmark

Refinitiv has been appointed as the official calculating agent for the Bank of Thailand’s official Thai Baht spot rate, forward points and implied swap rates. The new transactions-based benchmark succeeds the previous survey-based benchmark administered and calculated by Refinitiv. Known to market participants as THBFIX, it will be available from 2 May 2019. Refinitiv will […]
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ISDA Survey Highlights Close Out Netting as Crucial Factor in Derivatives Growth

Trading volumes in Asia’s derivatives markets are expected to increase, but achieving certainty on close-out netting is identified as an important factor in driving further development of local markets, according to a new survey of derivatives market participants active in Asia-Pacific, published by ISDA to coincide with the start of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong. Nearly three quarters of survey respondents expect the proportion of foreign exchange derivatives trading executed in Asia ex-Japan to increase over the next three to five years, while 63% predict an increase in the share of interest rate derivatives traded in the region
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EC’s Updated AI Plan Still Attracts Criticism

The European Commission has published an update outlining the next steps for its efforts to build trust in AI and machine learning by creating what it terms “a European approach to artificial intelligence”. The plans have attracted criticism from the Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit research institute. In 2018 the EC established a High-Level Expert Group (HLEG), which was tasked with creating policy and investment recommendations to help the Commission deal with the technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic challenges that can arise from the broader use of AI. Upon launch, the EC said it wanted to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness in this area.
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