In the FICC of It

Data is very much on Colin Lambert’s mind this week, but not in the usual sense. Thursday saw two glitches involving economic data releases, one of which had a comedy element, the other more troublesome, and while he understands mistakes happen, he wonders if we are going to see more of these incidents following the […]
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In the FICC of It

On this week’s podcast Colin Lambert is joined by Xav Porterfield, head of research at New Change FX (NCFX), to discuss a new method of measuring execution quality – the unit cost of volatility (UCV). Porterfield explains how the measurement actually derives from a landmark market impact paper in the mid-1990s before the two delve […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast, P&L managing editor Colin Lambert takes a look at the week’s news, including a brief look at the month-end Fix and the “Friday phenomena” in liquidity, leading him to describe the overall experience as “not a good look for the market – although he does also ask the question, “has much […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast is all about performance – following the third of Profit & Loss’ spring Dial-in-Days, editor-in-chief Julie Ros joins Colin Lambert to discuss some of the themes coming out of the events, starting with hedge fund and CTA performance in the recent market upheaval. Ros dives into the suggestion by panellists in New […]
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In the FICC of It

Two guests for the price of one on this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert is joined by Keiren Harris, co-founder of Data Compliance LLC to discuss the recent first quarter results, and the future of, the inter-dealer broking industry. Lambert sees some interesting observations in the reports regarding how people are trading, while Harris discusses […]
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In the FICC of It

When Colin Lambert posted a column arguing that the events surrounding the April month-end FX Fix highlighted the need for reform – and then followed that up by asking if the industry needs to revisit the 2014 FX Benchmark Group’s recommendations – it ignited a firestorm of debate over both public and private channels. This […]
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In the FICC of It Special

Due to the level of interest generated by Profit & Loss’ discussion with Rohan Churm, head of the FX division at the Bank of England as part of our first ever Dial-in Day, we are releasing the audio as part of our In the FICC of It podcast series. You can download either by clicking the […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast features Colin Lambert and Julie Ros taking a look at the week’s event, along with a bit of inter-office banter. Lambert kicks off by asking a question of Ros and the audience and, when he eventually gives the answer later in the podcast, the latter is quick to claim she was going […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast allows Colin Lambert to sound off on two of his favourite subjects as he discusses buzz from various conversations that indicates some LPs in FX markets are extending their last look windows. Referring back to concerns he has raised before in both his columns and on this podcast, Lambert wonders why LPs […]
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In the FICC of It Special

For this podcast special, Colin Lambert is joined by Alan Schwarz, CEO of FXSpotStream for a fascinating look inside a business operating in stressful conditions. That FX markets are volatile and volumes are high is obvious to anyone but Schwarz is able to put some numbers on the issue – and they are quite staggering […]
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