BIS Shuffles the Leadership Pack on Committees

Central bank Governors meeting at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a hub for central banks and other financial regulatory and supervisory authorities, made a number of appointments to lead key central bank groups. Jerome Powell, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has been named chair of the Global Economy Meeting (GEM) and the Economic Consultative Committee, after consultations […]
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Wells Fargo Fined Over Controversial Burger King FX Trade

Already facing unfair dismissal actions and having paid one fine, Wells Fargo has been further sanctioned by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over its actions during the USD/CAD trade to hedge Tim Hortons’ purchase of Burger King. Having paid the US National Futures Association $2.5 million in August, Wells Fargo has now been […]
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And Another Thing…

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the discussions I have been having post the news that Citi is closely studying the number of channels it supports in FX markets is not that several other major LPs have confided in me that they expect, or are currently conducting, a similar review but the number of LPs […]
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Nomura Makes Algos Available on BidFX

Nomura has made its five FX algorithmic strategies available on the BidFX platform. Clients can now access Nomura’s FX Algo Tsuwamono Series on BidFX. Each strategy offers flexibility on executions designed to meet client requirements and trading preferences. “Nomura’s FX algorithms provide substantial benefits to clients, with high levels of trading flexibility. We’re pleased that […]
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And Another Thing…

There has been quite a flutter around the Financial Times story this week about Citi cutting the number of FX platforms it supports; to me – and I’m sorry to blow my own trumpet here, having written about just such a move in a previous column – I was not at all surprised and think […]
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Citi Launches Cross Currency Sweeps for Liquidity Management

Citi has launched Cross-Currency Sweeps, a liquidity management solution that aggregates foreign currency balances into a currency and account of choice. By combining the capabilities of a cash concentration sweep with an automated currency conversion, clients are able to fund accounts and reduce FX risk exposure, across their global banking structure. The solution leverages Citi’s global cash concentration network along […]
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CFTC Fines Six Banks for Reporting Failures

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued six banks with regulatory orders over reporting failures. The six banks; Bank of New York Mellon, HSBC, Natwest Markets, Northern Trust, PNC Bank and Societe Generale were collectively fined more than $6 million over the failures – Northern Trust and SocGen were also charged with failure […]
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Data: The New Cornerstone of FX Trading

Data is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of FX market participants’ business models, but what does this mean more broadly for the industry? This will be one of the key questions addressed on the panel session, “Learning to Thrive in Data Driven Markets” at the Profit & Loss Scandinavia conference taking place on October 10th in […]
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Citi Restructures FX Business

Citi has announced a new management structure to best align its foreign exchange trading and institutional sales business under the Rates and Currencies umbrella. Under the new structure, trading will now align within four global product verticals: Linear FX (Spot and NDF Trading), Electronic Trading and Client Execution, STIRT and FX Options. In an email […]
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BNP Paribas Unveil Digital Trading Assistant ALiX

BNP Paribas has formally unveiled ALiX (Alix), a digital trading assistant, as part of its upgraded Cortex Live single dealer platform – the product was first revealed in the Digital FX Awards in Profit & Loss in April. The bank says that Cortex Live responds to growing client demand for more intelligent execution methods, more transparency […]
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