In the FICC of It

On this week’s podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over the week’s news, before he is joined by Matthew Kulkin, partner at US law firm Steptoe, and former director of the CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, to discuss all matters regulatory. Lambert is pleased to find out that one of his observations […]
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CFTC Unanimously Approves Reporting Rule Changes

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unanimously approved two proposed rules to revise CFTC regulations for swap data reporting, dissemination, and public reporting requirements for market participants. The Commission also unanimously approved re-opening the comment period of a proposed rule to amend certain agency regulations related to swap data repositories. All three measures […]
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And Another Thing…

I have been away in the wilds of Australia for a week so a little rusty on what’s hot, but something did catch my eye as I was waiting for my flight home yesterday – yet another realisation by US authorities that they may have got something wrong in their post-GFC rush to regulate everything […]
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ACI FMA Partners with Axiom on FX Global Code

The ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) announced a partnership with Axiom Global Advisors (Axiom) to help market participants around the globe implement and adhere to the FX Global Code. The two partners will collaborate in the delivery of services and tools for market participants to embed the principles of the FX Global Code in […]
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P&L Talk Series with Raidne’s Jamie Walton

With increased interest in financial benchmarks generally, Colin Lambert talks to Jamie Walton, co-founder of Raidne, about Siren, a new FX benchmark that seeks to make things fairer for both buy and sell side. Colin Lambert: What is Siren? Jamie Walton: It’s an idea we had after a meeting with the Bank of England in […]
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ISDA Paper Outlines Challenges of RFR Transition

In a new research paper on the transition from LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative risk-free rates (RFRs), ISDA discusses “one of the biggest challenges facing the financial industry”. ISDA says the shift is critical because of the issues associated with the robustness and viability of some IBORs – and LIBOR in particular […]
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Arrest Made as CFTC Files Charges over Digital Assets Scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced the filing of a civil enforcement action in New York against defendants Q3 Holdings and Q3 I, and their principal, Michael Ackerman, for allegedly fraudulently soliciting over $33 million to purportedly trade digital assets and misappropriating a substantial portion of that total. In a separate action, the US Attorney’s […]
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FMSB Appoints Rich as General Counsel

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB), a standard setting body for the global wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) markets, today announces the appointment of Chris Rich as general counsel. Rich will join FMSB on 1 April from Linklaters, where he is a managing associate in the Financial Regulation Group. He is currently on […]
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ISDA to Try Again on Pre-Cessation Fallbacks

Following a consultation that failed to come to a consensus last year, The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has announced that it will re-consult on how to implement pre-cessation fallbacks. Based on the results of that consultation, ISDA says it will move quickly to deliver the appropriate, industry endorsed fallback solution later this year. […]
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In the FICC of It

There is a packed agenda for Galen Stops’ last In the FICC of It podcast as he and Colin Lambert discuss a busy week in FX markets – especially if you’re in the survey business! After Lambert salutes Refinitiv for its gesture in donating brokerage to the Australian bushfire relief effort and Martin Mead on […]
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