Tag: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

And Finally…(literally)

At one stage I did plan to make this more humorous by expressing my support for extended last look times, the re-cycling of liquidity, the increased blurring of lines between retail and institutional and, of course, a shorter Fix window – all as part of what would be the world’s most misleading job application. I […]

And Finally…

As flagged in Thursday’s column, I want to revisit the subject of pre-hedging and the FX Global Code – and it is timely to do so given that the US Supreme Court is expected to review Mark Johnson’s petition to have his case heard and, eventually, overturn his conviction. The “offense” committed by Johnson, even […]

And Finally…

There was a burst of correspondence following the news late last week that for EM FX trader Ashkay Aiyer had received a fine and a jail sentence for his role in what can generically be called the chat room scandal – some were questioning how his sanction sits against that for Mark Johnson, while others […]

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 […]

In the FICC of It

There is a controversial start to this week’s podcast as P&L’s managing director Colin Lambert ponders whether the US really does have an “innocent until proven guilty” ethos in its legal system, before debating whether a firm, no last look, order book can really be spoofed? He argues “intention to deal” is fairly easy to […]

Appeal Court Decision Provides New Avenue for Johnson Defence

A recent precedential decision by the US Court of Appeals’ Second Circuit has possibly opened a door for former HSBC FX trading head Mark Johnson to have his conviction overturned. Johnson has separately filed to the US Supreme Court to have that court listen to an appeal against the judgement on eight counts of wire […]

ACI FMA, NYCDL, File New Amicus Curiae in Johnson Case

As former HSBC FX cash trading head Mark Johnson takes his case to the US Supreme Court, ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA) has filed a second Amicus Curiae to support his efforts to have his case heard and conviction overturned. Additionally, the New York Council of Defense lawyers (NYCDL), a not-for-profit professional association […]

And Finally…

Last week the Mark Johnson case took its latest turn with the filing of a Writ of Certiorari, which effectively asks the US Supreme Court to listen to an appeal against the judgement. This may be the last step along a long and painful road for Johnson, his family and friends, and, indeed, the foreign […]

And Finally…

There is so much happening at the moment it’s hard to know where to start, so let’s kick off with the good, before moving to the cynical. First up, hearty congratulations to Martyn Mead, who left Barclays, and, I understand, the FX industry, last week after four decades, the majority of which he spent at […]