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The 2019 Digital FX Awards – The Winners

This year Profit & Loss decided to update the format and judging categories of our annual Digital FX Awards. The process remains subjective but we have not restricted ourselves to the narrow confines of previous years’ categories. Instead of many of the categories, we have created Awards for Excellence in e-FX, something that we believe […]

Awards for Excellence in e-FX – BNP Paribas

Next Generation Algo Execution While there may have been some questions over the ultimate ambition BNP Paribas’ board had for its FX business, there is no doubt that execution services has been viewed favourably – and it has showed in a series of excellent product innovations and roll outs over the previous few years. This […]

BNP, Millennium Launch AI FX Index

BNP Paribas today announces the launch of the BNP Paribas MGI Systematic Currency Alpha Index using artificial intelligence through machine learning. The index, created by BNP Paribas in partnership with Millennium Global Investments (MGI), went live in Q1 2019.MGI provides systematic FX signals to BNP Paribas, determining the long or short exposure to four liquid currency pairs selected to represent the global FX market (USD/GBP, USD/EUR, USD/AUD and USD/JPY). In a statement, the firms say the Index can be considered as a new frontier for investors seeking cross-asset portfolio diversification, as it is enhanced by signals generated by an artificial intelligence model that uses machine learning to identify the dominant factors driving the performance of currency pairs each day. 

LMAX Exchange Adds Credit Intermediation Solution

LMAX Exchange has announced the addition of a global credit intermediation solution for spot FX trading.
The firm says the solution will benefit regional banks and mid-size financial institutions, who typically have limited bilateral credit relationships with larger global banks active in the institutional FX markets, by facilitating expedited access to LMAX Exchange’s central limit order book liquidity.
BNP Paribas and JP Morgan are working with LMAX as credit intermediaries to facilitate spot FX transactions with institutional counterparties in line with individual client requirements.

In the FICC of It

There’s something for everyone in this week’s In the FICC of It podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops traverse the US legal system, trading, crypto and China.
Listen in as Lambert explains why he is mystified at the prosecution’s flip-flop in the Mark Johnson case and angry at the FX industry’s previous lack of effort to explain how markets work to the US legal authorities; and Stops takes a look at a new report n his favourite industry – CTAs. Having had the data explained to him, Lambert also thinks he knows why some CTA sectors are doing well and some aren’t, so that’s another of his “theories” then…
Our podcasters then move onto debate whether crypto markets will evolve to an OTC model and whether this would be a good thing for attracting institutional money to what is still a relatively nascent market.
Stops closes out by reporting from an analysts’ briefing this week that highlighted a change in approach on the part of China to its programme of liberalisation of the yuan.

China Shifts Approach to RMB Internationalisation

China has fundamentally changed its approach towards RMB internationalisation, according to BNP Paribas China’s chief China economist, XD Chen.Speaking at a briefing in New York today, Chen explained that for the past five years the authorities in China had one main policy stance regarding the renminbi: to promote the internationalisation of the currency.However, he then added: “But now this policy stance, in our observation and together with our policy consultation, is no longer. In other words, they’re not going to use the government’s force to promote renminbi internationalisation, instead they will follow market forces.”

Boehler, Francis, Exit BNP?

Adrian Boehler has, according to reports, left his position as co-head of FX, local markets and commodities at BNP Paribas. In another development, market sources tell Profit & Loss that Sally Francis, head of institutional sales for FX and local markets at the bank, has also left.
Boehler is seeking another career opportunity according to an internal memo cited by Bloomberg News. He joined the bank in late 2011 as global head of institutional sales, after serving as head of FX sales for Europe at HSBC.

360T Expands its Algo Suite

360T has announced the expansion of its algo suite.
“The need to enhance our integrated solutions with the continued innovation of our bank partners has never been more important for our clients, we are excited about this investment – now with over 60 Algo strategies, this will ensure our customers have access to market leading solutions in their execution decisions, as part of their 360T solution,” says Carlo Kölzer, CEO of 360T.
The 360T Algo suite is integrated into clients’ existing workflow via 360T TEX and the 360T EMS, which offers advanced workflow solutions, liquidity and compliance tools to the institutional and corporate market.

BNP Paribas Continues Adding to G10 FX Options Desk

BNP Paribas has appointed Baris Temelkuran as global head of G10 FX options trading.

Based in London. Temelkuran joins the G10 FX management committee and reports to Neehal Shah, global head of G10 FX trading.

Baris joins from Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 12 years, most recently in charge of its G10 and emerging market FX exotic options trading globally.

In addition to Temelkuran, BNP Paribas has also added to its G10 FX options trading business with three further hires over the summer. Karim Javeri and Richard Collins joined the bank from Citi, and Adam Baines joined from Credit Suisse. All three are options traders and will report to Temelkuran.

Litwak Named Global Head of FXPB at BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has appointed Nathaniel Litwak as global head of FX prime brokerage (FXPB) within its prime solutions and financing (PS&F) division, with immediate effect.

Litwak has spent the last nine years at BNP Paribas in several senior roles, most recently responsible for institutional sales for FXPB and derivatives execution and clearing (DEC)  in the Americas, in addition to managing the FX PB platform in the Americas.

In his new role at BNP Paribas, Litwak will be responsible for expanding the bank’s FXPB business to align with its strategy globally. He will be based in New York and report to to Jeff Lowe, head of PS&F Americas and Kieron Smith, deputy head of PS&F.