And Finally…

Before I get into today’s subject, some very tragic news for our industry last week as I understand that Steve Jennions, former FX trader at Citi, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank to name just three firms, died last week. I only met Steve once to my memory, when he was at Morgan Stanley, but talk […]
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Mesirow Breaks the $100 Billion Barrier for Currency Management

Mesirow Financial says that its currency management group has surpassed $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019. The firm says currency is one of the biggest risks for institutions investing abroad and, as more money is put to work overseas, this risk continues to grow. As a result, a significant demand […]
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FX HedgePool Launches Buy Side-to-Buy Side Matching

FX HedgePool launched its new buy side-to-buy side swaps matching utility – FXHP – last Friday with three asset managers, including Vanguard, Eaton Vance Management and a European manager, along with Standard Chartered Bank operating as credit provider. The launch focused on a single currency pair – EUR/USD – and although the firm declines to […]
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Investment Association Calls for Standardised FX Rejects

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) has proposed new standardised categories to simplify the processing of rejected FX trades in a bid to bring greater consistency to the market and improve outcomes for investors. Under the proposals, when a request by an investment manager to trade is not executed, the execution providers – brokers, dealers and […]
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Central Bank Group to Assess the Case for Digital Currencies

Six central banks, along with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to assess the potential use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions. The central banks involved in the group are: the Bank of England (BoE), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the European Central Bank (ECB), […]
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Lambert Joins QMA Wadhwani

Paul Lambert has joined asset manager QMA Wadhwani as a client portfolio manager – he will be based in London and report to QMAW’s chief investment officer, Dr. Sushil Wadhwani, CBE. Wadhwani Asset management was formed in late 2002 by former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Wadhwani before being acquired by PGIM, and […]
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CTAs Close Out Best Year Since 2014

Despite a slight dip in performance in December, CTAs experienced their best year since 2014, according to data from Societe Generale (SG). Following positive gains in November the SG CTA Index ended December down 0.65%. All of the SG indices closed the year in positive territory, with the SG CTA Index and the Short-Term Traders […]
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Managed Futures Left Waiting for a Correction in 2020…..Still

A new report from RCM Alternatives highlights that managed futures and global macro funds are still waiting for a market correction that may or may not appear in 2020. The report, Managed Futures Outlook 2020 The Waiting Game, notes that these funds have now been waiting 10 years for the next crisis in global markets, […]
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Neuberger Berman Launches New FX Fund

Neuberger Berman is launching a new FX-focused macro fund. The Neuberger Berman Macro Opportunities FX Fund aims to deliver positive returns of 5–6% in excess of cash per annum before fees, primarily by exploring relative value across G10 currencies. The firm says that the fund’s investment strategy is based on an established process, which has […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast starts with a bombshell that leaves Galen Stops reeling and lost for words before he and Colin Lambert get into the details with a look at the results of the first day of the Global FX Committee’s deliberations this week. Lambert highlights one of two challenges he believes the committee face, not […]
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