After upsetting non-bank market makers and then banks in recent weeks, Colin Lambert takes a shot at the buy side in this week’s In the FICC of It podcast when Galen Stops asks him, “will the buy side adopt the FX Global Code?” Our two podcasters discuss next year’s review of the Code as Stops […]
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As he assumes the reins of the Global FX Committee, Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle talks to Colin Lambert about the impact of the FX Global Code and the importance of maintaining momentum as the GFXC seeks to broaden its reach. Colin Lambert: We are now more than two years on from […]
The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) has released further detail from its 22-23 May meeting in Tokyo, during which the committee discussed its mandate to consider the case for a comprehensive review of the FX Global Code at least every three years. “The FX Global Code has been in place for a few years now […]
The FX Global Code is in many ways as “strong as any rule, any regulation or frankly any law could put in place”, David Puth, chair of the Market Participants Group and CEO of CLS, claims.
Speaking to Profit & Loss on the sidelines of a press conference to launch the complete FX Global Code, Puth addressed the key question of just how much teeth an essentially voluntary set of principles can have, noting that while it may not stop misconduct it sets a very high standard of expected behaviour.
Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia and chair of the FX Working Group responsible for producing the Global Code, discusses his hopes and ambitions for the much-awaited document with Colin Lambert.
Colin Lambert: May 25 sees the full Code released after two years of work, what is your message to the wider market that is seeing it in its entirety for the first time?
Guy Debelle: I would like to stress that this has very much been a public/private endeavour to move the FX market to a better place by providing guidance around what constitutes good practice.
The Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) Markets Committee has released its analysis of the 7 October 2016 “flash event”, arguing that a range of factors rather than a single driver catalysed the event.
During the flash event, sterling depreciated by around 9% versus the dollar in early Asian trading, before quickly retracing much of the move.
The new report concludes that “a confluence of factors” cause this flash event, noting that “the time of day played a significant role in increasing the sterling foreign exchange market’s vulnerability to imbalances in order flow”.
Jacqueline Loh, deputy managing director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has been appointed as chair of the Bank for International Settlements’ Markets Committee.
The committee is a forum where senior central bank officials jointly monitor developments in financial markets and assess their implications for market functioning and central bank operations. It has also been a staging post for work on the FX Global Code of Conduct as well as other markets-based initiatives.
Loh’s appointment is for a term of three years starting in mid-January 2017. She succeeds Guy Debelle, recently appointed deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, who has chaired the committee since June 2013.
The man responsible for guiding the new foreign exchange markets’ Global Code of Conduct, Guy Debelle, has been named as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia as part of the changes taking place as current governor Glenn Stevens steps down in favour of new incumbent Philip Lowe. Lowe was named as the new governor in May and has welcomed Debelle’s appointment as he steps up from assistant governor (markets), where part of his work was heading the BIS FX Working Group