Tag: Last Look

Last Look

In the FICC of It

The podcast has a nice positive vibe to it this week as Colin Lambert is joined by Ayesa Latif, head of EMEA e-commerce FX sales at Citi to discuss the eighth annual “e-for-education” campaign by the bank, which kicks off this week. Latif explains how the campaign works, what channels are likely to generate the […]

And Another Thing…

Someone recently challenged me on my assertion that the CLOB model is stagnant in the FX markets. I am glad they did as I love a good debate, but it became clear that either I had not been clear enough or my challenger had missed the point. I don’t think the CLOB model will disappear, […]

And Another Thing…

Something I get asked quite frequently is why I have such a dislike of last look, after all during my trading career it barely existed and anyone who did regularly “drop” others (that’s reject in modern day idiom) soon got a reputation they didn’t want (or the threat of a visit from some very “tasty […]

And Finally…

It’s an interesting question to be asked, “why do you dislike customers so much?” I was asked just that when talking with someone (obviously a regular reader!) last week and it prompted a degree of introspection on my part before I answered confidently (is there any other way?), “No”. There is no argument from me […]

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 […]