In the FICC of It

There is one item – and a lot of questions – on the run sheet for this week’s In the FICC of It podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops take a long hard look at the London Stock Exchange Group’s $27 billion for Refinitiv. Not least, Stops wants to know, is this the trigger […]
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And Another Thing…

In what can only be described as a plea for sanity, this very brief column has only one message – get over it people! In an absolute shocker (yes, that is sarcasm), a group of banks are being sued in the UK over FX manipulation and the use of chat rooms. This seems to have […]
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And Finally…

I think it is fair to say that the London Stock Exchange Group was the dark horse in the chase to buy Refinitiv, after all, LSEG has a long and no-so-proud history when it comes to M&A – over the years it has been mentioned as a buyer of Icap, NEX Group and Deutsche Borse, […]
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In the FICC of It

After upsetting non-bank market makers and then banks in recent weeks, Colin Lambert takes a shot at the buy side in this week’s In the FICC of It podcast when Galen Stops asks him, “will the buy side adopt the FX Global Code?” Our two podcasters discuss next year’s review of the Code as Stops […]
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And Another Thing…

What to make of the latest round of FX turnover surveys? Obviously the “big daddy” of them all is due in just over a month’s time, but historically the FX committee surveys have done a good job of reflecting what is happening in the world, so why, when so many people are bemoaning the lack […]
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And Finally…

There is still so much “spin” around liquidity, for as we have noted in our In the FICC of It podcast, while the platforms and liquidity providers would have us believe there is no problem, the occasional flash move and, more pertinently I would argue, survey results indicating liquidity remains a very high concern for clients […]
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And Another Thing…

I have often thought that the FX trader dismissals, indeed the entire chatroom related scandal in FX, would make a great case study for business management schools. Over the years I have argued there have been weak, misguided, vindictive, panicky and ill-informed decisions made at management level across a range of organisations that has resulted […]
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And Finally…

This column may come across as irritable, confused or just an incoherent babble – but all I can say is that the nation you love only wins the world championship in a sport you love for the first time once, but unfortunately I had to sit up until 5am to actually see it (and actually […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert gets to air some long-held grievances at market structure change when Galen Stops asks him, “any thoughts on the Deutsche Bank job cuts?” Our two podcasters look at the function of risk in the market, as well as the potential impact of what Lambert sees as a steady shift […]
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And Another Thing…

Probably the big news in markets this week was the swingeing cuts at Deutsche Bank and while I cannot see this through anything other than a prism of regulation – specifically the courage of some regulators to take action while other put their head in the sand and hope it goes away – I wonder […]
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