Tag: Conduct

Conduct

FMSB Investigates Role of Machine Learning in Market Surveillance

The FICC Market Standards Board (FMSB), has published its latest Spotlight Review, which looks at the impact of machine learning on market surveillance functions as part of the broader challenges facing institutions as they establish oversight frameworks. It argues, “Machine learning could lead to fundamental changes in market surveillance given its ability to process complex, […]

Guild Exits HSBC, Establishes Consultancy Firm

Allan Guild has left HSBC after six years, most latterly he was global head of FX and commodities execution in the bank’s Global Banking and Markets Division. During his time at HSBC, Guild was also COO of the FX options business, global head of the middle office as well as of HSBC’s FX and commodities […]

And Finally…

It’s an interesting question to be asked, “why do you dislike customers so much?” I was asked just that when talking with someone (obviously a regular reader!) last week and it prompted a degree of introspection on my part before I answered confidently (is there any other way?), “No”. There is no argument from me […]

And Another Thing…

I first wrote about the use of client ‘tags’, especially pre-trade, in 2017; along with last look they comprised a solution that was ripe for abuse by the wrong sort of liquidity provider. You can imagine then, that I was pleased to see that Euronext FX has made the subtle switch of having liquidity consumers […]

FMSB Releases Third Spotlight Paper on Libor Transition

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has published its latest Spotlight Review on Libor transition with practical case studies to support firms when considering the risks to fairness and effectiveness as the market moves to risk-free rates as more sustainable and representative benchmarks. As the risks associated with the continued provision of new LIBOR-linked products […]

And Another Thing…

If everything stacks up, something happened on Monday that highlights just how much more work the FX industry has remaining to not only get people to understand the FX Global Code’s requirements, but also to adhere with it. Bloomberg News issued a report which basically stated that someone in Asia had triggered an option barrier […]

In the FICC of It

As liquidity has clearly deteriorated in FX markets over the past two weeks, this week’s podcast is faced with a series of questions regarding participant behaviour, and joining Colin Lambert to discuss these issues is John Crouch, founder and CEO of Ideal Prediction. Using the imagination for which he is famous* Lambert kicks things off […]

FMSB Publishes 2019 Annual Report

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has issued its 2019 Annual Report setting out the progress made to enhance standards of behaviour in the wholesale fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) markets and its priorities for the year ahead. FMSB is a private sector, practitioner-led organisation whose membership collectively accounts for a substantial share of […]

And Finally…

There is so much happening at the moment it’s hard to know where to start, so let’s kick off with the good, before moving to the cynical. First up, hearty congratulations to Martyn Mead, who left Barclays, and, I understand, the FX industry, last week after four decades, the majority of which he spent at […]

In the FICC of It

There is a long run list for this week’s In the FICC of It podcast, which kicks off with some welcome listener input into last week’s questions of algos intentionally losing money to throw the “order sniffers” off the scent and the challenges facing Singapore’s efforts to build an FX liquidity hub. Colin Lambert and […]