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Momentum Building: FX Swaps on the Cusp of Change

Is the last bastion of the “traditional” FX market about to be overrun? Talking to market participants and technology providers, Colin Lambert is starting to think that market structure change in FX swaps is, finally, upon us In terms of false starts, the restructuring of the FX swaps market has, over the past decade and […]

TP Icap Eyes Liquidnet Deal to Build Out Fixed Income and Credit

Inter-dealer brokerage firm TP Icap is in “advanced discussions” with equities and fixed income trading technology provider Liquidnet for between $600-700 million. The firm says the deal will bring it a buy side client base as well as opportunities to build a dealer-to-client business line. Although Liquidnet is mostly known for its equities dark trading […]

Cobalt Expands into Digital Asset Space

FX post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt is extending its service into the digital assets space to meet growing demand for the service and also as a result of digital assets becoming more entwined with the foreign exchange market. Cobalt says this trend has been accelerated by the decision of US banking regulator OCC (Office of the […]

Forex Network Chicago: A Virtual Conference with a Difference

Next week on September 23 and 24, Profit & Loss hosts the latest of its virtual conferences, Forex Network Chicago, but this time things are different, with the addition of virtual exhibition booths for delegates to pop into during breaks between the panels. Registered attendees will be able to enter our exhibitor booths to see […]

And Another Thing…

I received quite a lot of feedback from the story we ran earlier this week about Goldman Sachs launching an FX swaps ‘axe’ GUI, and while the sample may be skewed by the type of people I talk to, who typically are in the ‘e’ business, it did seem to signify a growing sense in […]

In the FICC of It

The podcast lives up to its name this week with an in-depth look at conditions in fixed income, credit and FX markets as volatility spikes continue in markets generally. After a few observations on bitcoin’s failure to live up to its hype as a hedge in times of turmoil and conditions in the FX market […]

Investment Association Calls for Standardised FX Rejects

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) has proposed new standardised categories to simplify the processing of rejected FX trades in a bid to bring greater consistency to the market and improve outcomes for investors. Under the proposals, when a request by an investment manager to trade is not executed, the execution providers – brokers, dealers and […]

Is It Time to Change the Credit Model in FX?

In a new video interview with Profit & Loss Rick Schonberg, global head of ForexClear product development at LCH, is unequivocal in expressing his view that the current credit model in the FX industry is due for a change. “The model definitely needs to change,” he says. “What’s interesting is that the BIS numbers —  […]

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