Tag: FX swaps

FX swaps

In the FICC of It

There is plenty on the run sheet for this week’s podcast as Galen Stops quizzes Colin Lambert over a report that links FX swaps liquidity and spreads to spot. Lambert confesses to being a little puzzled over some of the statements in the report and willingly confesses to Stops’ accusation of him being an FX […]

Wells to Head FX Swaps Strategy at 360T

Deutsche Börse’s 360T has appointed Gavin Wells as head of swaps strategy. Starting at the beginning of February, he will be based in London and report to Simon Jones, chief growth officer at 360T. Wells has previously run FX trading at Citigroup, led ForexClear at LCH and most recently was head of Europe at Digital Asset […]

Liquidity Spillovers – Phenomena or Structural Change?

Colin Lambert reviews a new paper from the Bank for International Settlements’ Monetary and Economic Department, which suggests the direct links between liquidity conditions in FX spot and swaps markets are getting stronger – and that regulation is having a serious impact on the FX market’s functioning. At face value, the phrases “…the pricing of […]

And Finally…

Welcome to 2020 and may I wish you all a healthy and prosperous new year – if we’re looking in purely market terms I suppose that means some volatility. There were a few things that caught my eye over the holiday period, all of which I will, hopefully, get to in the next week, but […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert and Galen Stops tackle the tricky question of ‘if things are as bad in FX as some will have us believe, why are outside firms still investing?’ With three investment deals in the past week to discuss there is plenty for them to get their teeth into and, listeners […]

GFI Re-Opens Tokyo Office with G10 FX Swaps Desk

BGC Group’s GFI has re-established a presence in Japan with the opening of a new office by GFI Group (Japan). The business is being spearheaded by the establishment of a G10 forward FX desk focusing on Yen as well EUR, GBP, CHF, AUD, NZD, CAD and other forwards to service its Japanese and international clients. […]

LCH Adds Deliverable FX to Clearing Offering

Clearinghouse LCH has announced that it has expanded its deliverable FX offering to include FX forwards, meaning members of it ForexClear service are now able to clear this product in eight currency pairs, AUDUSD, EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, EURJPY, EURCHF and EURGBP, with physical delivery. The product extension builds on the launch of deliverable FX options […]

In the FICC of It

New technologies and old issues are on the agenda for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops take a look at the likely impact of blockchain on FX swaps. Stops makes the point that this would be a radical step for what is often seen as an archaic segment of the market, but […]

Are FX Swaps Ready for Blockchain Settlement?

Profit & Loss recently reported on a new venture designed to settle FX swaps via blockchain-based technology. Galen Stops takes a closer look at the genesis and the mechanics of this solution. Having worked in liquidity management at Bank of Ireland and then UBS, Brian Nolan observed firsthand how the regulatory expectations around intraday liquidity […]

And Finally…

I am wondering how long it will take for the global authorities to work out that their regulatory regime has made conditions in financial markets worse – someone told me once there is nothing more dangerous that ill-thought our regulation and I think we might be seeing that play out in markets. We have been […]