Tag: Last Look

Last Look

In the FICC of It

The move by Refinitiv to a 5ms data feed on its Spot Matching platform has grabbed Colin Lambert’s attention this week, leading him to call for an open debate in the FX industry over the length of last look windows. With both primary venues at 5ms, is it now the time for platforms to step […]

And Finally…

This week sees yet another change in the platform world with, as discussed during our first Dial-in Day in April, Refinitiv Matching releasing a 5ms data stream, bringing it in line with the top feed at EBS Market. This is the latest in a mini-rush of changes at ECN/platform level, following Euronext FX’s change to […]

And Another Thing…

I first wrote about the use of client ‘tags’, especially pre-trade, in 2017; along with last look they comprised a solution that was ripe for abuse by the wrong sort of liquidity provider. You can imagine then, that I was pleased to see that Euronext FX has made the subtle switch of having liquidity consumers […]

And Another Thing…

Monday’s column – predicably I have to say – prompted no little chatter on my communication channels, it’s always that way when I write about the primary venues, and amongst the always interesting conversations was an idea or two about why the April and May data were so awful, and the suggestion of a scenario […]

The True Cost of Trading

At Profit & Loss Dial-in Day Frankfurt, Colin Lambert, managing editor, spoke to David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group about the true cost of trading in FX markets. In a lively conversation Mercer outlines guidelines for understanding the truecost of trading and along the way talks about the opportunity cost of hold times, the value […]

And Another Thing…

We will take a quick break from the Fix – even though the debate continues apace – to look at something else that got my attention over the past week, something from our Frankfurt Dial-in-Day last week. I have always advocated for the FX industry to have leadership, preferably consensus-led, that allows it to engage […]

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast allows Colin Lambert to sound off on two of his favourite subjects as he discusses buzz from various conversations that indicates some LPs in FX markets are extending their last look windows. Referring back to concerns he has raised before in both his columns and on this podcast, Lambert wonders why LPs […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert is joined by Guy Debelle, chair of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee, to discuss the recently released survey of attitudes towards the FX Global Code. From the latest on the debate around last look, pre-hedging and mark ups, to the effectiveness of the Code, the survey’s […]

Investment Association Calls for Standardised FX Rejects

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) has proposed new standardised categories to simplify the processing of rejected FX trades in a bid to bring greater consistency to the market and improve outcomes for investors. Under the proposals, when a request by an investment manager to trade is not executed, the execution providers – brokers, dealers and […]

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 […]