And Finally…

This column is going to sound like it was written for a journal offering something to the left of Stalinism, but some things need to be said and asked. So let’s ask the question – is the UK’s Serious Fraud Office’s dropping of the Libor investigation yet another example of how senior managers are getting […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert comes out swinging from the start as Galen Stops reports on a sharp divide between panellists at Profit & Loss’ Copenhagen conference over the future of FX volatility. Typically Lambert gives short shrift to one side of the argument as he channels his inner Star Trek (of which he […]
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And Another Thing…

The Global FX Committee is to soon embark on its first three year review of the FX Global Code and this represents a great opportunity to clarify – and hopefully eradicate – what I still believe to be the biggest legal risk facing the FX industry. Whereas I think prudent tweaks to the Code and […]
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And Finally…

Thursday’s column elicited quick a bit of feedback – most of it, it has to said, suggesting that I had wasted my time writing it! The strong consensus out there is that the zero brokerage model will not work in foreign exchange. In my defence, I was actually asking the question rather than answering it […]
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In the FICC of It

New technologies and old issues are on the agenda for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops take a look at the likely impact of blockchain on FX swaps. Stops makes the point that this would be a radical step for what is often seen as an archaic segment of the market, but […]
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And Another Thing…

Those of you who trade with US stockbrokers may have noticed that over the past week trading via the major brokerages (with the exception of Fidelity) has become “free” as these firms eradicated brokerage from their business models. The impact on these firms’ share prices, ironically, was they were clobbered as a result of them […]
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And Finally…

I’ll keep this short as it’s a public holiday in my domicile, so I will just ask the question, how worried should the FX industry be about ESMA’s pondering over including spot FX in its Market Abuse Regulation? Obviously the question has been raised with the European regulator thanks to the ongoing headlines around the […]
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In the FICC of It

With the disclaimer that one only has a degree in English Literature (the other keeps his 5 O levels quiet) Colin Lambert and Galen Stops ignore their lack of expertise and dive back into the legal world in this week’s podcast as they look at the big issues in the FICC world. Stops explains the […]
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And Another Thing…

It’s been quite a week for me thanks to my digital life being turned upside down (I have never had to deal with so many help desks at one time) and the passing of the founder of my favourite restaurants in London, Dick Barfoot of Sweetings. So with a “vale” to Dick and a gesture […]
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In the FICC of It

P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert and editor Galen Stops are joined by guest podcasters John Crouch and Brandon Primack to discuss the hot topics from the first day at Forex Network Chicago for this In the FICC of It special. The podcast looks at how platforms seek to build a better liquidity landscape through the […]
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