In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert and Galen Stops, respectively the managing editor and editor of Profit & Loss, analyse some of the highlights from the final day of the Forex Network Chicago conference. To start off with they discuss some of the key talking points from the credit panel, asking whether the FX industry […]
Cobalt, the foreign exchange infrastructure based on shared ledger technology, is now live with Deutsche Bank, XTX Markets and Saxo Bank. Darren Coote, CEO of Cobalt, says, “Having the backing of these three different FX players, one an established bank that has been innovating for over 20 years, a new breed of electronic market-maker and […]
This week’s podcast opens with Galen Stops, editor of Profit & Loss, doing some gloating because the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has published its latest triennial survey of the FX market and the figures confirm the prediction made by Stops at the beginning of the year that the market would get back to growth. […]
Galen Stops charts the ups and downs of FX prime brokerage over the past 20 years and looks at how this segment of the market might be ripe for innovation going forward. Ask anyone who has been around in the FX market for the past 20 years to list the key developments that have shaped […]
Since the price of crypto assets spiked dramatically in 2017, many have been predicting that a wave of institutional money is going to come into the cryptocurrency market, bringing with it a flood of change. However, speakers at Profit & Loss’ Forex Network London event argued that the “institutionalisation” of the crypto markets will play […]
There have been numerous attempts in the past to create buy side to buy side matching pools for FX, with very limited success. FX HedgePool is the latest venture seeking to do this and, as the company edges towards launch, Galen Stops takes a look at what it is doing differently. In April, Profit & […]
Kevin Wolf, CEO of Euronext FX, explains how the rebranding of FastMatch is indicative of the widening client base and service offering of the firm. This content was sponsored by Euronext. Profit & Loss: You recently rebranded FastMatch as Euronext FX, can you talk me through the thinking behind this change? Kevin Wolf: This rebranding […]
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 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?
New regulations will increase the cost of FX prime brokerage (FXPBs) services and all market participants – including executing brokers (EBs) – will have to share these costs, says a new report from Citi.The report, Collateral Damage? How Uncleared Margin Rules Will Revolutionise the FXPB Business Model, argues that FXPB is entering a “new market paradigm” driven by upcoming regulatory requirements that will increase both the value proposition and the cost of the services that they provide.The Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) alluded to in the title of the report require market participants to post and segregate initial margin (IM) for derivatives transactions, including FX forwards, swaps and options, that are traded bilaterally.