UK to Probe Sterling Move Ahead of BoE Rate Announcement

Security around the Bank of England’s decision making process is once again in the spotlight after sterling jumped 15 seconds before the latest monetary policy announcement was made. Late last year it was revealed that a company was using an audio feed from the Bank’s press conferences post announcement to give traders an advantage over […]
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New Zealand Joins the Global Benchmark Reform Movement

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has issued a statement of support for the New Zealand Financial Markets Association’s (NZFMA) selection of New Zealand’s Official Cash Rate (OCR) as the country’s fall-back benchmark interest rate. “Global interest rate benchmarks, such as Libor, play a substantial role in the valuation of financial derivatives and contracts,” […]
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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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UK Ups the Ante on Libor Transition

The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have redoubled their efforts to get what appears to be reluctant financial markets participants to move away from using Libor as a benchmark, citing 2020 as a “critical” year for the transition process as markets move towards the end of Libor in 2021. In a […]
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IS Prime Gets Hong Kong Licence

IS Prime Hong Kong, part of ISAM Capital Markets, has been granted a Type 3 Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading licence by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong. The licence enables the firm to offer leveraged FX trading services to institutional professional investors. The named Responsible Officers are Will Robbins, head of Asia […]
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CME Fines and Suspends Three for Indirect FX Wash Trades

CME Group has announced sanctions against three traders for indirect wash trades in FX futures on Globex. The three, Adrien Froidure, Pierre Tomatis and Charlotte Sanit-Paul, neither admit nor deny the rule violation, and they were fined $20,000 by CME and banned from direct and indirect access to any designated contract market, derivatives clearing organization, […]
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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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CFTC Provides Relief to Market Participants Transitioning Away from Libor

Three divisions of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have announced that each has issued a no-action letter that provides relief to swap dealers and other market participants as it relates to the industry-wide initiative to transition from swaps that reference the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and other interbank offered rates to swaps […]
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Associations Publish Updated Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement

The Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Futures Industry Association (FIA), International Capital Market Association (ICMA), International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) have published a new agreement intended to simplify reporting across different European Union regulatory regimes. The Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement (MRRA) gives market participants an option […]
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ISDA Launches Another Ibor Consultation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a supplemental consultation on the spread and term adjustments that would apply to fallbacks for derivatives referencing euro Libor and Euribor in the event those benchmarks are permanently discontinued. This represents the fourth consultation on the issue by ISDA in recent years and will also cover technical […]
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