Bambury New CEO at Oanda

Gavin Bambury has been named CEO of Oanda. Based in London, he will also serve as a director on the Oanda Global Corporation Board. With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial technology and trading sector, Bambury has worked in a variety of leadership roles including Citibank and Deutsche Bank and joins after less […]
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And Finally…

I have been away from the FX world for a week looking at strange fish, playing golf and trying my hardest to ignore the “real world”. Therefore, while I catch up on a week’s emails and stories, I will point you in the direction of a webcast and transcript of a session I moderated recently […]
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BoE Governor Raises the Prospect of a Global Digital Reserve Currency

In a speech at the Jackson Hole symposium at the weekend, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney raised the question of a global digital reserve currency, asking whether it may not be the most suitable long term solution to reform of the international monetary and financial system (IMFS). In a wide ranging speech on the […]
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ACIFMA Appoints New President Delegate

ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACIFMA) announces the appointment of Kim Winding Larsen as the new ‘president delegate’ of the wholesale markets trade association as of September 1. Larsen’s appointment comes after a thorough review process by the ACIFMA Management Board’s Selection Committee, the trade group says. Larsen spent his long career at Danske […]
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DSB Survey Finds Demand for Analytics Functionality

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), founded by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to facilitate the allocation and maintenance of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs) and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISNs), for OTC derivatives, has announced the results of its second 2019 industry consultation. The survey reveals “a […]
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Sensiple Partners with TNS

Capital markets and banking technology provider Sensiple is bringing its regtech product Setrega for MiFID II, SFTR and EMIR compliance and reporting to the FR2 data centre in Frankfurt as part of a new agreement with Transaction Network Services (TNS). MiFID II requires firms to replace traditional manual reporting with automated end-to-end processes that include data collection, […]
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IS Prime Connects to TradAir

IS Prime has extended its liquidity distribution by connecting to TradAir. Utilising TradAir’s solution, banks and brokers can view and trade directly against IS Prime liquidity as well as utilise it to enable their clients to benefit from the pricing. “Expanding our distribution to TradAir’s client base on a disclosed basis allows us to provide […]
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ASIC Warns on Retail FX; Provides Observations on FX Global Code

In a speech delivered at an ACI Australia event in Sydney this week, Commissioner Cathie Armour of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) observed that the regulator “continues to respond to a high incidence of misconduct in the retail OTC derivatives sector and to see large sums of client losses”. In 2018 ASIC published […]
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MarketAxess Acquires LiquidityEdge

The fixed income trading platform space has started to consolidate with news that MarketAxess is buying US Treasury trading platform LiquidityEdge for $150 million. Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume US Treasury market. The firm claims that […]
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Bloomberg Acquires RegTek Solutions

Bloomberg today announced that it has acquired RegTek.Solutions, a provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. The acquisition will expand the range of regulatory reporting services offered by Bloomberg, the firm says, and deliver a fully integrated and comprehensive service that supports compliance with current and upcoming regulatory reporting requirements across multiple jurisdictions around the […]
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