Tag: data


In the FICC of It

There’s a behavioural feel to this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert opens up with his views on the number of spoofers being brought to heel by the CFTC. He then moves onto another CFTC-related issue, wondering if questions should be asked of the management team that allowed Citi’s voice monitoring operation to descend into apparent […]

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 […]

Latest FMSB Paper Looks at Execution Quality in FICC Markets

The FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) has released a fourth, and what it says is its last spotlight review, this one studying the challenges in measuring execution quality and how different participants assess it. FMSB acknowledges the increased focus on best execution and transaction cost analysis (TCA) by market participants and regulators and says that […]

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast focuses largely on liquidity in FX markets, which naturally gives P&L’s managing editor, Colin Lambert, an opportunity to share some of his more strident opinions, not least when it comes to customers complaining about spreads. Luckily for listeners, Matthew Hodgson, founder of Mosaic Smart Data is on hand to provide some reasoned […]

Oanda Partners with FairXchange

Oanda has selected FairXchange to provide the firm with independent execution analytics. As part of the deal, FairXchange will provide Oanda with access to its Horizon platform, which offers tools and techniques that help users manage and optimise their e-FX business. Horizon, which was reviewed by Profit & Loss last year, is designed to facilitate […]

In the FICC of It

There is a controversial start to this week’s podcast as P&L’s managing director Colin Lambert ponders whether the US really does have an “innocent until proven guilty” ethos in its legal system, before debating whether a firm, no last look, order book can really be spoofed? He argues “intention to deal” is fairly easy to […]

And Another Thing…

The latest Spotlight Review from the FICC Market Standards Board got me thinking about the waning ethos of “consenting adults” in markets, as well as about a piece of industry infrastructure that could be very useful in monitoring activity in FX markets especially. The Review from FMSB looked at the use of machine learning in […]

Oanda Rebrands Data Business

Oanda has rebranded its currency data and analytics business as Foreign Exchange Data Services. Under the new name, the firm says it will continue to offer the same range of currency solutions to audit firms, tax authorities and multinational corporations. Coinciding with the rebrand, Oanda has also launched a new “FX data services digital brand identity” […]

And Another Thing…

I had an interesting conversation with someone this week about competition in FX markets, specifically how in May, pricing in spot markets on aggregators and multi-dealer platforms become much more competitive. In many circles this is seen as liquidity “normalising” meaning spreads inevitably come in, but I think it also shows something else – the […]

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