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Cusack Swaps Citi for Deutsche Bank

Paul Cusack has joined Deutsche Bank’s FX prime brokerage (FXPB) team in London. Hired as a director, Cusack will report into Dave Reid, managing director, global head of FXPB at the bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Cusack spent 15 years at Citi, where he was also a director in the FXPB business. Cusack has […]

The 2019 Digital FX Awards – The Winners

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 […]

Awards for Excellence in e-FX – Deutsche Bank

Thought Leadership This is a totally new angle for these awards and, we feel, a real benefit of the more flexible approach we have taken this year. It is hard to know where to put Deutsche’s work in market structure research within our previous framework, but luckily this year the problem is solved. Execution quality […]

Former Barclays Trader Guilty of Euribor Manipulation

A jury at a London court has found former Barclays interest rate trader Carlo Palombo, guilty of manipulating the Euribor benchmark interbank lending rate, however it found a fellow former Barclays trader not guilty and is still considering its verdict in a third related case.
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) brought the case, alleging that Palombo, Sisse Bohart, who was acquitted, and Colin Bermingham, who is awaiting a verdict, colluded with former Deutsche Bank counterparts Christian Bittar and Phillipe Moryoussef to fix the benchmark rate set. The methodology alleged by the SFO was very familiar to anyone following these cases – the dealers allegedly pressured fellow workers who were charged with submitting the bank’s reference rate, to alter to suit the accused’s books.
Bittar and Moryoussef were convicted last year on the same charges, the latter was given an eight-year jail sentence, which Bittar, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.

Former Deutsche FX Trader Sentenced for Fraudulent Activity

An Australian court has sentenced former Sydney-based Deutsche Bank FX options and futures trader Andrew Donaldson to 18 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to falsifying entries in Deutsche’s internal financial records and systems.
Donaldson pleaded guilty to one charge of using his position dishonestly with the intention of directly or indirectly gaining an advantage for himself, however the sentence was fully suspended and he was released on his own recognisance with a condition to be of good behaviour for two years and a security sum of AUD 10,000.

FX Aggregation: When Less Can be More

There’s an intuitive logic which states that the more liquidity providers (LPs) that a client puts in their aggregator, the better prices they should get. After all, increased competition should cause LPs to tighten their prices in order to win the trade.

However, as Roel Oomen, managing director, electronic FX spot trading at Deutsche Bank, explains, this logic only holds up in a static environment, which the FX market most certainly is not. The reality is that LPs alter their spreads depending on how they perceive the liquidity environment to be at any given point in time.

LCH Gets Japan FX Clearing Approval; Clears First Swaption

LCH has received approval for an extension to its clearing licence from the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA). The licence extension was granted on 31 October 2018 and enables LCH’s ForexClear service to clear NDFs on behalf of banks and clients based in Japan.
This latest approval comes in addition to LCH’s existing licence to clear non-Yen OTC interest rate derivatives in Japan, which was granted by the FSA in 2016. Prior to LCH obtaining this latest licence, Japanese customers could only access ForexClear through international subsidiaries.

CFTC Fines Ex-Deutsche Trader for Hiding Swaps Losses

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined a former Deutsche Bank inflation swaps trader for attempting to cover up losses. The Commission has also closed its related investigation into the bank, citing its self-reporting of the incident and its cooperation.
CFTC says it has filed and settled charges against Jacob Bourne, a former managing director at Deutsche for fraudulently mismarking swap valuations to conceal trading losses of $16 million. The CFTC Order requires Bourne to pay a $350,000 civil penalty and permanently bans him from trading on exchange and seeking registration with the CFTC, among other prohibitions.

Liquidity in FX: Not All Prices are Created Equal

When clients are looking at prices in an aggregator they could see a bunch of quotes that appear to be identical to one another.

But as Roel Oomen, managing director, electronic FX spot trading at Deutsche Bank, explains, this does not mean that the transactions costs for dealing on each of those quotes is exactly the same.

This is because rejection rates can vary, the liquidity that’s shown at these quotes can vary, and the risk management style of the liquidity providers (LPs) in the aggregator might vary, with some externalising the risk and other internalising it. But how to tell the two apart?

Two Former Deutsche Traders Guilty in Libor Trial

Two former Deutsche Bank interest rate traders have been found guilty by a New York jury of a scheme to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) benchmark fix.
The two men, New York-based Matthew Connolly and London-based Gavin Campbell Black remain on bail pending post-trial motions likely to be complete in the first quarter of 2019. Connolly was found guilty on three of six counts, while Black was found guilty of two counts. Lawyers for both men have publicly stated their intention to appeal.