In the FICC of It

There’s a behavioural feel to this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert opens up with his views on the number of spoofers being brought to heel by the CFTC. He then moves onto another CFTC-related issue, wondering if questions should be asked of the management team that allowed Citi’s voice monitoring operation to descend into apparent […]
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And Another Thing…

Because, if nothing else, this column is an information service, this will be brief and to the point – and, hopefully, informative. Are you wondering why we are seeing so many spoofing cases in the US? If you are then you’re probably thinking that the activity is out of control over there – and it […]
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And Finally…

This is a tricky one is some sense – it always is when you target a hugely respected institution – but I have to ask, why did the Bank of England decide to tag on a warning about FX markets to its report into the misuse of its video and audio feeds? Now it has […]
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And Finally…

There was a burst of correspondence following the news late last week that for EM FX trader Ashkay Aiyer had received a fine and a jail sentence for his role in what can generically be called the chat room scandal – some were questioning how his sanction sits against that for Mark Johnson, while others […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert gets his teeth into one of his favourite subjects – spoofing – and, as usual, has some theories about lessons that can be learned elsewhere. Ahead of Forex Network Chicago later this week, however, which will kick off by a panel looking at the FX swaps market structure, the […]
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Forex Network Chicago: A Virtual Conference with a Difference

Next week on September 23 and 24, Profit & Loss hosts the latest of its virtual conferences, Forex Network Chicago, but this time things are different, with the addition of virtual exhibition booths for delegates to pop into during breaks between the panels. Registered attendees will be able to enter our exhibitor booths to see […]
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And Another Thing…

So you’re a software programmer, looking to make a few bucks in these trying times, and someone comes to you asking you to programme a trading strategy for them to use. No problem, get the specs, do the work, walk away with the money – or do you? We may, finally, have had closure in […]
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And Finally…

We should not be surprised by reports that banks in particular are “encouraging” trading and sales staff to return to the office – in spite of what looks like strange timing given the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Northern Hemisphere over the past few weeks, there is no getting away from the fact that […]
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In the FICC of It

There’s a slightly different feel to this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert is, not for the first time, given an education in the workings of Profit & Loss! With Forex Network Chicago nearly upon us, Michelle Hemstedt, commercial director at P&L, joins Lambert to explain how our virtual event is going to work, including an […]
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And Another Thing…

I received quite a lot of feedback from the story we ran earlier this week about Goldman Sachs launching an FX swaps ‘axe’ GUI, and while the sample may be skewed by the type of people I talk to, who typically are in the ‘e’ business, it did seem to signify a growing sense in […]
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