Citi to go Live with Cobalt

Cobalt says Citi intends to go live on its infrastructure for bilateral trading. Applicable across a variety of FX trading types – including banks, buyside, prime brokers and retail brokers – Cobalt’s infrastructure creates a standardised joint record of all FX trades. From this unique data set, the firm offers a multitude of back and middle […]
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Sumitomo Picks Kx for e-FX Platform

Kx, a division of First Derivatives, has been selected by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to build and manage its next generation e-FX platform. Under a multi-year agreement, Kx will provide SMBC and its clients with a solution that delivers electronic execution, distribution capabilities, algorithmic trading and risk management supported by real-time pre– and post-trade […]
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Former HSBC FX Head Suing for Unfair Dismissal

Documents published by the East London Employment Tribunal indicate that former HSBC global head of FX and commodities, Frederic Boillereau, has brought an action against four senior managers at the bank as well as the institution itself. The first day of the hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 and HSBC, former head of global […]
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BIS Shows Progress on Issuing Digital Currencies

A new survey from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that some central banks are creeping towards issuing their own digital currencies. A total of 66 central banks responded to the latest survey, which was conducted last year, representing 21 advanced economies and 45 emerging market economies, covering 75% of the world’s population and […]
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Citi Hires Custody and Fund Services Head

Mark Ersser has joined Citi’s custody and fund services business as the head of client reporting product for EMEA. In this role, he will drive the product expansion of Citi’s middle office client reporting solution for its asset manager clients. He will be based in London and report to Paul Kilcullen, head of custody and […]
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StanChart Claims Latency Gain from Singapore e-FX Engine

Standard Chartered Bank says it has executed its first FX trade using its newly set-up FX e-pricing engine in Singapore with a “significant” reduction in latency. The bank established its e-engine in the Singapore hub with support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which established and initiated a plan in 2017 to encourage more […]
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CLS Volumes Decline Marginally in December

The average daily volume (ADV) of trades submitted to CLS was $1.6 trillion in December, down 0.5% month-on-month, but up 2.8% year-on-year. Swaps trades accounted for $1.1 trillion of this total ADV last month, down 8.3% from the $1.2 trillion recorded in November 2019, but up 4.6% compared to December 2018. The total ADV of […]
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HSBC Launches FX Flexpay for Global Payments

HSBC has launched a new service, FX Flexpay, which enables clients to make automated, international payments in more than 140 currencies, using a single API. FX Flexpay connects Global Disbursements – the bank’s system for cross-border, low value mass payments – with FX FlexRate, HSBC’s proprietary FX pricing technology that guarantees FX rates or offers […]
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BNP Paribas to Launch Singapore e-FX Hub

BNP Paribas has unveiled plans to launch an e-FX pricing and trading hub in Singapore, supporting the bank’s efforts in spot, forwards, swaps, NDFs and options markets as well as in precious and base metals. In 2017 the local regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), established what it termed the city state’s Industry Transformation […]
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Former HSBC Flow Rates Head Charged by CFTC

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed civil enforcement action in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against Christophe Rivoire, former global head of flow rates at HSBC in New York, charging him with engaging in a deceptive scheme to manipulate the pricing of an interest rate swap between […]
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