UK to be Fourth BIS Innovation Hub

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has selected the Bank of England to host its fourth innovation hub and announced plans to open others across the northern hemisphere. Hubs have been already been established in Basle, Hong Kong and most latterly, Singapore after the BIS initiated the programme in July 2019 to help foster collaboration […]
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In the FICC of It

Colin Lambert flies solo on this week’s podcast, thanks to the sheer weight of news. So the agenda ticks quite a few “Lambert Boxes”, starting with his thoughts over the changing role of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee after this week’s virtual meeting, especially that group mentioning publicly, for the first time in a formal […]
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Deutsche Deploys Symphony to Open up WhatsApp to Staff

Deutsche Bank has deployed the Symphony Connect Solution for secure chat and collaboration with its clients via WhatsApp. Following the introduction the WeChat functionality in November 2019, the bank says that clients can now securely and safely communicate with Deutsche Bank employees anywhere and any time via their preferred chat platform while meeting stringent security […]
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P&L Talk Series – Morgan Stanley

The last three months have seen the foreign exchange market faced with unprecedented challenges and while the general sense is that the industry handled matter well, what was it really like in the eye of the storm? Colin Lambert talks to Melanie Cristi, head of FX market structure and client content; Matt Thomas, global head […]
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FMSB Publishes Good Practice Draft on Algo Trading

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published a new Statement of Good Practice on algorithmic trading in FICC markets as a transparency draft for market consultation. FMSB members and other interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed Statement of Good Practice. This consultation will run until Friday 21 August 2020 with the […]
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Group Tests FX Forwards in Blockchain Tech

Vanguard, in collaboration with technology provider Symbiont, and in conjunction with Bank of New York Mellon, State Street, and Franklin Templeton, says it is actively exploring the application of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to FX forwards in an effort to increase transparency and workflow efficiencies to the currency market. As part of this pilot, Vanguard has […]
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Angola Adopts Bloomberg FXGO

The Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA) has adopted Bloomberg’s foreign exchange electronic trading system FXGO and its electronic auction system to bring greater efficiency and transparency to Angola’s FX market. The solutions provide the BNA with real-time visibility of market activity, improving its oversight of Angola’s FX market, and enable the central bank to manage […]
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Liquidity Connect Names Holbrook CIO

Connectivity provider Liquidity Connect has named Raymond Holbrook as its new chief information officer. He joins from OneZero Financial Systems where he was global director of IT. During his near six-year tenure at OneZero, Holbrook designed, planned, and implemented new Equinix Data Centre locations in London-LD4, Hong Kong-HK1 and Tokyo- TY3 and managed the day […]
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FXall Adds Spreads to Trade Performance Analytics

Refinitiv’s FXall has made spread data from its platform directly available to clients, as part of the Trade Performance Analytics solution, to help buy-side traders navigate challenging FX market conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The analytics assess historical trading performance and quantify transaction costs. The new addition, Refinitiv says, complements a suite […]
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Quantile Completes First Optimisation Run with LCH

Quantile Technologies says it has successfully completed its first cleared interest rate initial margin (IM) optimisation run with LCH. The new service bolsters Quantile’s suite of optimisation services, which now includes regular runs for cleared FX and interest rates, together with uncleared SIMM optimisation for FX, interest rates and equities. By offering optimisation for both […]
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