Tag: data


Data Flash: US March Confidence Falls; Social Distance Rules, Coverage Rage On

Conference Board’s Measure Echoes Michigan Sentiment The Conference Board’s US consumer confidence index fell in March to a reading of 120.0 from 132.6 in February, another indication that COVID-19 had severely impacted the psyche of consumers in just a few weeks, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. The report, based on a sample through March 19, […]

In the FICC of It

On this week’s podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over the week’s news, before he is joined by Matthew Kulkin, partner at US law firm Steptoe, and former director of the CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, to discuss all matters regulatory. Lambert is pleased to find out that one of his observations […]

Knoema Buys Adaptive Management

Knoema, the provider of an end-to-end data and knowledge management platform that integrates, visualises, and autonomously discovers data assets within enterprises, has announced the acquisition of Adaptive Management, an alternative data aggregator and solutions provider. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. This acquisition will combine Knoema’s platform and global data repository with Adaptive’s […]

And Another Thing…

I played golf the other week, you’ll all be pleased to hear, and it didn’t go too bad. The only real hiccup was when the pro shop directed us to start on the 7th hole we arrived there to find we were behind three other groups of players – at which point my friend said, […]

And Finally…

Before I get into today’s subject, some very tragic news for our industry last week as I understand that Steve Jennions, former FX trader at Citi, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank to name just three firms, died last week. I only met Steve once to my memory, when he was at Morgan Stanley, but talk […]

FX Down as BGC FY Revenues Lift

BGC Partners has reported a year-on-year increase in revenues, however in what was a pretty decent set of financial results, FX performance was the only asset class to see a drop with the ‘energy and commodities’ and ‘equities, insurance and other asset classes’ segments driving the growth. The company, which also announced plans to become […]

In the FICC of It

There is a packed agenda for Galen Stops’ last In the FICC of It podcast as he and Colin Lambert discuss a busy week in FX markets – especially if you’re in the survey business! After Lambert salutes Refinitiv for its gesture in donating brokerage to the Australian bushfire relief effort and Martin Mead on […]

JP Morgan FX Survey Highlights Data Concerns

Although the availability of liquidity remains the biggest daily concern for market participants, according to JP Morgan’s annual e-trading survey, the results also suggest growing concerns about the availability of data and an increased focus on data services. The annual survey, now in its fourth year, invites institutional and professional traders to share their views […]

GFXC Issues Report into Anonymous Trading

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) has released a report The Role of Disclosure and Transparency on Anonymous E-Trading Platforms alongside the results of its 2019 survey of attitudes towards the FX Global Code ahead of the impending three-year review. The anonymous trading report maps out and describes the current e-trading platform landscape, with a […]

Cboe Doubles Down on its Data-Driven Approach

Cboe is doubling down on its data-driven approach to FX matching as it looks to ramp up its NDF offering and build out its new analytics platform. Profit & Loss has previously reported on Cboe FX’s decision to change how it manages liquidity, shifting away from a qualitative approach towards a much more quantitative one. […]