In the FICC of It

There is plenty on the run sheet for this week’s podcast as Galen Stops quizzes Colin Lambert over a report that links FX swaps liquidity and spreads to spot. Lambert confesses to being a little puzzled over some of the statements in the report and willingly confesses to Stops’ accusation of him being an FX […]
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In the FICC Of It

The podcast is back for 2020 and Colin Lambert and Galen Stops immediately try to dampen new year’s spirits with a look at what was a pretty poor 2019 for the FX platforms. On a more positive note, Lambert thinks that 2020 could be a breakout year for two services in the FX industry as […]
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In the FICC of It

It’s a boisterous end of term party for our podcasters as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops interrupt their festivities to grade each other’s predictions for the industry made at the start of the year. Stops is in triumphant mood as he picks apart a couple of less-than-successful predictions from Lambert, however the latter is ready […]
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In the FICC of It

There is plenty for Colin Lambert and Galen Stops to get their teeth into this week as the BIS released a series of papers studying the data in the Triennial FX Turnover Survey. From working out who the mysterious “others” were in the survey, through some initially confusing execution data, to a signalling of the […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast starts with a bombshell that leaves Galen Stops reeling and lost for words before he and Colin Lambert get into the details with a look at the results of the first day of the Global FX Committee’s deliberations this week. Lambert highlights one of two challenges he believes the committee face, not […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert and Galen Stops tackle the tricky question of ‘if things are as bad in FX as some will have us believe, why are outside firms still investing?’ With three investment deals in the past week to discuss there is plenty for them to get their teeth into and, listeners […]
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In the FICC of It

There is a long run list for this week’s In the FICC of It podcast, which kicks off with some welcome listener input into last week’s questions of algos intentionally losing money to throw the “order sniffers” off the scent and the challenges facing Singapore’s efforts to build an FX liquidity hub. Colin Lambert and […]
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In the FICC of It

This week’s In the FICC of It podcast is an emotional rollercoaster, containing euphoria, resignations and emotional pleas for clemency as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops discuss key themes from the last two conferences of the year at Profit & Loss, in Singapore and Hong Kong. Reflecting upon some really interesting (and different) perspectives on […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert and Galen Stops pick through the big talking point of the week, Citi’s reported decision to cut the number of platforms it connects to in the FX market. Once he can stop him being smug about predicting such a thing two months ago, Stops asks Lambert whether he thinks […]
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In the FICC of it

Profit & Loss editor, Galen Stops, is in London right now and explains that Brexit seems to be the main topic dominating a lot of conversations. And unfortunately for those who might be sick of the subject, he explains that even if the UK leaves with or without a deal in the near-future, this is […]
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