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Citi

And Another Thing…

As we reported at the start of this week, Citi formally confirmed what most of us knew, that it was cutting the number of connections to its FX business. I see this as the start of a process, however – nowhere near the end – one that also reflects what is likely to be a […]

An Open Secret Confirmed: Citi Reveals FX Connectivity Cuts

Citi’s foreign exchange business has confirmed it has imposed changes to its vendor platform requirements, resulting in the 12 of 53 connections to the bank being terminated, although sources familiar with the matter tell Profit & Loss that further changes and cuts are likely in the months ahead. As part of the new requirements, Citi […]

Four Firms Join CLS’ DLT Service

CLS says that Actinver, BNP Paribas, Citibank and JP Morgan are live on CLSNet, the utility’s standardised, automated bilateral payment netting calculation service for over 120 currencies operating on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. This means there are now nine market participants live on CLSNet, including Bank of America, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Goldman Sachs, Intesa Sanpaolo […]

Citi to go Live with Cobalt

Cobalt says Citi intends to go live on its infrastructure for bilateral trading. Applicable across a variety of FX trading types – including banks, buyside, prime brokers and retail brokers – Cobalt’s infrastructure creates a standardised joint record of all FX trades. From this unique data set, the firm offers a multitude of back and middle […]

Citi Veteran Departs

Mark Stapleton has left his role as director, FX, investor sales, at Citi after 21 years at the bank. Based in Dublin, Ireland, he initially joined the bank in 1998 as assistant vice president. Before that, Stapleton was an assistant manager at Pfizer for over three years. His next destination is not known at this […]

Citi Hires Custody and Fund Services Head

Mark Ersser has joined Citi’s custody and fund services business as the head of client reporting product for EMEA. In this role, he will drive the product expansion of Citi’s middle office client reporting solution for its asset manager clients. He will be based in London and report to Paul Kilcullen, head of custody and […]

TriOptima Sees 71% Increase in FX Forwards Compression

TriOptima saw a 71% increase in the gross notional value of FX forward contracts going into the triReduce CLS FX compression service last year. This means that $9.1 trillion was eliminated from counterparties’ FX forward portfolios in 2019, a new record for the service. In Q4 alone it compressed $4.9 trillion of gross notional value, […]

And Finally…

Whilst wishing everyone a very happy holiday season and a tremendously successful 2020, very quickly we come to the final column of the decade and the last Irrational for 2019, my Person/People of the Year. Before I do, however, I have to acknowledge – yet again – the greatness of the readership. Two weeks ago, […]

New Settlement Workflow Use Case Live

AccessFintech has announced the completion of production launch and says it is now live with a new industry use case aimed at enhancing and improving the market’s settlement exception resolution process. The company has partnered with four banks in this effort, with Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan jointly launching an industry-wide collaboration […]

Citi Partners with Rapid Addition for Fix Connectivity

Citi has appointed electronic trading platform provider Rapid Addition as one of its core FIX platform partners for currency trading and integrated the Rapid Addition Fix engine, as well as the Rapid Addition Hub platform, into its new pricing technology for spot FX, which clients can connect to in co-locations across London, Tokyo, New York, and Singapore. The Fix […]