CFTC Issues No Action Relief Regarding Swap Dealer Rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted no-action relief to registered floor traders from compliance with rules relating to the “swap dealer” definition. According to the CFTC’s swap dealer definition, a registered floor trader does not need to consider cleared swaps executed on or subject to the rules of a designated contract market (DCM) […]
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FIA Advocates for Changes to Derivatives Reporting Rules

The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has published a new position paper that recommends a number of changes to how exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) are reported under European regulation. The FIA says in the paper that it fully supports the efforts by regulatory authorities to make the derivatives markets more transparent and safe, adding that the […]
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Wright Exits Morgan Stanley

David Wright has left Morgan Stanley, according to market sources. Based in London, Wright had been with the bank for 16 years and at the time of his departure, was managing director and global head of Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading (MSET) macro. A spokesperson for the bank declines to comment or confirm his departure. Prior […]
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Lumint Adds Six to Advisory Board

Lumint, which builds, implements and operates integrated currency overlay management systems, has added Martin Bednall, Mike Even, William Fideli, Robyn Grew, John Rohal and Damon Yuzon to its advisory board. Bednall has worked in financial services for nearly 25 years in various roles across investment management, trading and custody operations with BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors […]
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Kulkin to Leave CFTC

Matthew Kulkin is leave the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he was director of its Division of Swap Dealer & Intermediary Oversight (DSIO), later this summer. Kulkin joined CFTC in 2017 to lead the DSIO, the CFTC’s division that primarily oversees derivatives market intermediaries, including swap dealers, futures commission merchants, commodity pool operators, commodity […]
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SGX Creates New Structure, Names FICC Head

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has unveiled a new management organisation that the group says “capitalises on its strength as an international multi-asset exchange, to pursue growth opportunities and build scale in multiple asset classes”. With effect from July 1, four business and client units have been created to report to SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye – […]
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UK Regulator Recognises FX Global Code

Following a consultation process, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has formally recognised two financial market codes of conduct, the FX Global Code and the UK Money Markets Code. To support and encourage the development and use of best practice industry codes of conduct, the FCA created a process to formally recognise those codes covering […]
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INTL FCStone Partners with Integral for FX App

INTL FCStone has deployed an FX trading app built on the Integral platform to expand mobile trading services to its institutional customers. Mike Wilkins, head of FX at INTL FCStone, Europe, comments: “Responding to the needs of our clients, the INTL FCStone OCX Trader app provides a secure and high-performance destination for mobile trading. The […]
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Mullooly Joins Tora

Tom Mullooly has joined order and execution management system provider Tora as head of US sales. He joins from TradingScreen where he spent just over two years as FX sales director for the US – prior to that he worked at BidFX and EBS, having joined the latter firm from an almost 14 year career […]
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Jump the Latest to Launch Singapore Pricing Engine

Jump Liquidity is the latest FX trading business to announce that it is partnering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to bring its FX pricing engine to Singapore, joining a growing list of bank and non-bank liquidity providers to do so. Singapore will be the third pricing engine location provided by Jump Liquidity, which […]
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