The European Union has formally fined five banks a total of EUR 1.07 billion for taking part in what the EU terms two “cartels” in the spot FX market, involving trades in 11 currencies. Two settlement decisions have been announced, the first involves a group called the “Three Way Banana Split” which sees a total […]
Micky Roberts has retired from Citi in London where he was on the hedge fund sales desk. His last day was Friday April 26. Roberts started in the foreign exchange market in 1978 at voice broking firm MW Marshalls and rose through the ranks to run the USD/DEM desk which was, at the time, the […]
Traiana has made changes to its Credit Risk Hub that will enable FX prime brokers (FXPBs) to define trade information in more detail in order to increase credit risk controls and reduce the risks of credit over-allocation. Traiana’s Credit Risk Hub comprises two services; Designation Notice Manager (DNM), which helps FXPBs establish, monitor, amend and […]
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 […]
Pulse It is fair to say, we think, that Citi’s Pulse is the ultimate corporate solution, so much so that this is the ninth year in a row it has won a Digital FX Award. As a workflow solution it is par excellence but its real strength lies in the nuances and flexibility around the […]
P&L Report Card The mood amongst the FX businesses on the street can be easily summed up by one comment from a senior manager that was repeated in various forms, several times over, during the demonstration process for these awards – “the bank sees the value in the FX franchise because it is less capital […]
Yi Hahn Chin, MD and regional head of e-FX solutions – corporates, EMEA at Citi, talks about the most recent regional rollout of the bank’s e-FX platform for corporates, and the broader challenges associated with deploying this technology in emerging markets. Profit & Loss: Talk me through the roll out of Pulse in Nigeria – […]
Profit & Loss understands that Citi has seen the exit of two of its macro sales team. Huihui Hu is understood to have left her role in macro sales at the bank in Singapore. Sources say Hu is joining Royal Bank of Canada in Hong Kong in a senior sales role, although this could not be […]
Profit & Loss understands that BNY Mellon has strengthened its Asia Pacific FX business with the hire of Charl de Vleeschauwer from Citi Sydney.
De Vleeschauwer will be relocating to Singapore to take up a management position in the e-FX business of BNYM, sources familiar with the matter say, and will report to Darren Boulos, head of FX trading and sales for Asia-Pacific – Boulos himself joined BNYM in June 2017 from Deutsche Bank in Sydney.
De Vleeschauwer has been with Citi for two years as a senior FX spot trader, having joined the bank after a spell with Macquarie Bank in London where he ran the bank’s FX trading business in Europe. Prior to that he worked for six years at Deutsche Bank in Sydney, having joined the organisation from First Rand in Johannesburg.
This week’s podcast opens with Galen Stops gloating over Colin Lambert because CTAs – and in particular ones using trend following strategies – are (finally!) producing some positive returns. One swallow doesn’t make a summer, argues Lambert, but Stops is convinced that this is the beginning of an upswing for these hedge funds. This leads into a more serious discussion about some the challenges facing CTAs when their trend following models aren’t working. For example, do they alter their models to improve returns at the risk of diluting their potency as a diversifier within investors’ portfolios?