JPM Launches FX Pricing Engine in Singapore

JP Morgan has become the latest FX player to establish an e-FX trading and pricing engine in Singapore as it seeks to speed up execution for clients in the region. It joins a host of trading firms and platforms to set up a presence in the city state as part of a plan announced by […]
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StanChart Creates Financing Unit Within Financial Markets

Standard Chartered has announced that it is combining securities services (currently within transaction banking) with portfolio risk management in the financial markets business to form a new financing and securities services unit. Margaret Harwood-Jones, currently global head of securities services, will co-head the new unit with Emmanuel Ramambason, currently global head of portfolio risk management. […]
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GFXC Issues Statement on Market Conditions

With increased focus on the impending quarter end WM Fix, the Global Foreign Exchange Committee has issued a statement reminding market participants of their responsibilities in what is likely to be a challenging market environment. In the statement the GFXC says given the intense volatility seen in global financial markets this month, it is possible […]
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Central Banks Enhance Liquidity Swap Lines

The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Swiss National Bank have announced a coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity via the standing US dollar liquidity swap line arrangements. These central banks have agreed to lower the pricing on the […]
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Credit Suisse Appoints Two in e-FX

Credit Suisse has made two appointments to its e-FX business. Rory Barnes recently joined the e-FX team in London from FXSpotstream where he spent five years, he reports to Tony Sands, head of e-FX sales EMEA with a focus on building out both the bank’s principal and AES FX algo products. Alex Orr has also been […]
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An Open Secret Confirmed: Citi Reveals FX Connectivity Cuts

Citi’s foreign exchange business has confirmed it has imposed changes to its vendor platform requirements, resulting in the 12 of 53 connections to the bank being terminated, although sources familiar with the matter tell Profit & Loss that further changes and cuts are likely in the months ahead. As part of the new requirements, Citi […]
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StanChart Signs with Cobalt

The foreign exchange post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt, has announced that Standard Chartered is the latest client to sign, adding that as an emerging market bank, this move will allow more market participants to experience the benefits and cost savings that Cobalt’s infrastructure provides. “As a global FX participant we realise the need for market standardisation,” […]
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Barclays Joins FXSpotStream

Barclays has become the 14th bank available to clients connected to FXSpotStream’s price streaming service. The bank joins existing liquidity providers, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG Bank, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, State Street and UBS. “We are delighted to have Barclays join the existing liquidity […]
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CLS Reports Uptick in January ADV, Down YoY

The average daily traded volume submitted to CLS was $1.77 trillion, up 10.8% from the $1.60 trillion recorded in December 2019. However, CLS reports a slight 1% year-on-year decline in ADV compared to the $1.77 trillion submitted in January 2019. CLS’s head of information services, Masami Johnstone, says: “We saw average daily traded volumes in January […]
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Citi Top as Greenwich Sees Sell Side Investments Paying Off

Fixed-income dealers’ response to long-term challenges facing the industry could be working to the advantage of global investors, according to Greenwich Associates’ research. The firm says that as most banks around the globe face pressure to increase profitability, they are increasingly competing among a small set of dealers, new liquidity providers and, to some extent, […]
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