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 […]
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Agency Swaps The starting point for this award is that we think, finally, e-ratios in FX swaps are going to climb and also that at some stage there will be an ECN-type venue or venues servicing the major dealers. If that is indeed the case then at some stage inevitably thoughts will turn to the […]
Looking at some recent hedge fund surveys, one clear trend emerges: hedge fund fees are under continued pressure. Galen Stops takes a closer look.
Each year, many of the largest investment banks publish extensive surveys regarding investor appetite and expected asset flows for the coming year. In many regards, trying to compare these surveys is tricky, given that each bank collects different data sets and then reproduces this data in very different formats.
One thing was made abundantly clear in the latest batch of surveys, however, and that is hedge fund fees are continuing to come under pressure from investors.
Former European head of FX spot trading at Goldman Sachs, Mitesh Parikh, has been told he must submit himself to questioning by US authorities over the benchmark manipulation lawsuit brought against a group of banks.
The class action lawsuit was brought against 15 banks, 14 of which have settled. The remaining bank yet to agree a settlement – which was finalised in New York earlier this month – is Credit Suisse. In a judgement released by the UK High Court this week, it is revealed that Parikh has lost his application to avoid giving oral testimony in New York.
Credit Suisse has revealed in its Q2 financial report that the European Commission (EC) is alleging that the bank engaged in anti-competitive practices relating to its FX business.
“On July 26, 2018, Credit Suisse Group AG and certain affiliates received a Statement of Objections from the European Commission (Commission), alleging that Credit Suisse engaged in anti-competitive practices in connection with its foreign exchange trading business. The Statement of Objections sets out the Commission’s preliminary views and does not prejudge the final outcome of its investigation,” the report states.
A spokesperson for Credit Suisse declines to comment on the news.
LCH says it has cleared the first dollar interest rate swaps referencing the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), which was identified last year by a committee established by the Federal Reserve as representing the best alternative reference rate for benchmarking dollar interest rate derivatives.
SOFR was first published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in April 2018, LCH says Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were among the first participants to clear swaps using the new rate.
CME Group announces that three of the larger FCMs in the market – Citi, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley – have started to clear NDFs for their clients at CME.
This follows on from the announcement from the exchange in late 2017, that seven market participants had agreed to clear NDFs, including three of the top four emerging markets FX liquidity providers, according to the Euromoney survey.
CME claims in a release issued today that its strength in the interest rate swaps (IRS) markets in LatAm and APAC make it “the natural home for participants to clear FX NDFs”.
Credit Suisse has agreed to pay a $135 million fine as part of a consent order with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) for violations of New York banking law, including improper efforts with other global banks, front-running client orders, and additional unlawful conduct that disadvantaged customers.
The violations stem from an investigation by DFS that determined that from at least 2008 to 2015, the bank “consistently engaged in unlawful, unsafe and unsound conduct by failing to implement effective controls over its foreign exchange business”.
Six banks are facing a class action lawsuit over alleged abusive practices involving the use of last look in their e-FX businesses.
The six, BNP Paribas (which has already been fined by the New York Department of Financial Services for, amongst other things, it’s broad use of last look), Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Royal Bank of Scotland face a claim from former retail broker-dealer Alpari (US) in the hundreds of million of dollars according to documents filed in a New York court this week.
Profit & Loss readers cast large numbers of votes this year for their preferred market makers and service providers.
Last year was the first that we changed the category description from banks to market makers to account for the larger proportion of non-banks that now comprise an important part of market making, and this is again reflected in the results.
The industry’s changing dynamics are starting to show. Voting, which spanned across time zones, was close in many categories, so we have listed the top three for each category to acknowledge the runners up.