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FCA Launches Review into Wholesale Market Data Services

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun a review into the use and value of data and advanced analytics in wholesale financial markets, both now and in the future. The review comes in the form of a Call for Input (CFI) and will look at three specific areas – trading data, benchmarks and market […]

In the FICC of It

On this week’s podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over the week’s news, before he is joined by Matthew Kulkin, partner at US law firm Steptoe, and former director of the CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, to discuss all matters regulatory. Lambert is pleased to find out that one of his observations […]

P&L Talk Series with Raidne’s Jamie Walton

With increased interest in financial benchmarks generally, Colin Lambert talks to Jamie Walton, co-founder of Raidne, about Siren, a new FX benchmark that seeks to make things fairer for both buy and sell side. Colin Lambert: What is Siren? Jamie Walton: It’s an idea we had after a meeting with the Bank of England in […]

Eurex Begins Clearing Euro Short-Term Rate Swaps

Eurex Clearing has cleared its first euro short-term rate (€STR) swap trades. The clearing house claims that this represents an important milestone in both the establishment of €STR as the new benchmark risk-free rate, and in expanding Eurex’s EUR-denominated product offering. BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LLBW), Morgan Stanley, Nordea and […]

Virtu Adds Benchmarks for FX TCA

Virtu Financial is expanding its FX transaction cost analysis (TCA) offering with the addition of new high precision, low latency FX TCA benchmarks. The new FX benchmarks leverage Virtu’s technology platform and experience as a liquidity provider to the global FX markets to provide Virtu’s unbiased view of fair value at any point in time. […]

Barrow to Head Refinitiv’s Benchmark, Index Business

Refinitiv has appointed Shirley Barrow as global head of its benchmarks and index business. Barrow will report to Pradeep Menon, managing director of investing and advisory, as a member of the investing and advisory (I&A) proposition leadership team and will assume responsibility for Refinitiv’s benchmarks and index business, including the WM/Reuters business. Barrow joined Refinitiv […]

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 […]

ISDA Publishes Preliminary Results of Benchmark Fallback Consultation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published a statement summarising the preliminary results of its supplemental consultation on adjustments that would apply to fallback rates in the event certain interbank offered rates (Ibors) are permanently discontinued. The consultation was launched in May, and set out options for spread and term adjustments if fallbacks are triggered […]

New Change FX Links with Lucera Connect

New Change FX’s regulated benchmarks and other data products are now available on the Lucera Connect network, allowing for rapid provisioning to existing Lucera Connect clients and workflow integration to LumeFX deployments. “We are seeing increasing demand for our regulated FX data to enable live performance checking of price formation for both makers and takers,” […]

Refinitiv To Calculate Thai Benchmark

Refinitiv has been appointed as the official calculating agent for the Bank of Thailand’s official Thai Baht spot rate, forward points and implied swap rates. The new transactions-based benchmark succeeds the previous survey-based benchmark administered and calculated by Refinitiv. Known to market participants as THBFIX, it will be available from 2 May 2019. Refinitiv will […]