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NDFs

24 Exchange Goes Live

24 Exchange, a new offshore OTC trading platform launched by former FastMatch founder and CEO, Dmitri Galinov, is now live and open for trading. The first product available for trading is FX NDFs, although in a release issued today, 24 Exchange says that it expects to soon begin offering trading in additional FX derivatives and […]

360T Begins Offering Streaming NDFs

360T has announced the completion of the first trade in streaming NDFs. Launched via the 360TGTX platform, the new streaming service has been designed to complement 360T’s disclosed ‘Request for Stream’ offering and the firm says it is a response to market demand for an alternative hedging venue. It supports both disclosed and anonymous trading […]

Is It Time to Change the Credit Model in FX?

In a new video interview with Profit & Loss Rick Schonberg, global head of ForexClear product development at LCH, is unequivocal in expressing his view that the current credit model in the FX industry is due for a change. “The model definitely needs to change,” he says. “What’s interesting is that the BIS numbers —  […]

FX and the Big Bang Theory

As electronic trading went mainstream, it created an explosion of growth in the market. But has this growth run out of steam? Galen Stops takes a look. The Big Bang Theory – in addition to being a popular American sitcom – is a well-known scientific thesis that posits the universe started with a small singularity […]

In the FICC of It

Having dragged Colin Lambert and Galen Stops kicking and screaming off the beach, the podcast is back and they are into the swing of things early, discussing the changing attitudes of fund managers to FX. Looking at this week’s NAB survey of Superannuation Funds FX attitudes, Lambert highlights the paradox of funds investing more in […]

In the FICC of It

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 […]

Mathew to Head FX Trading at Flow Traders

Flow Traders has hired Joshua Mathew as head of FX trading, according to market sources. Profit & Loss understands that Mathew, who is due to start in the last week of September, will be based in Amsterdam. Mathew joins the Dutch electronic trading firm after 10 years at Barclays in London, where his work was […]

In the FICC of It

News that FastmatchFX founder Dmitri Galinov is planning a return to the FX industry dominates this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops chat through the challenges and opportunities for the fledgling platform, which leads into a broader discussion around the NDF market in general. Stops also recounts a meeting with an FX market […]

Galinov Seeks to Lure Liquidity with Low Cost Trading

Dmitri Galinov, the founder and former CEO of FastMatch, is preparing to launch a new platform, called 24 Exchange, which he claims will offer market participants a more cost–effective way to trade with one another. “The problem that we’re trying to solve with 24 Exchange is that the cost of technology over the past decade […]

Citi Report Advocates New FXPB Pricing Model

New regulations will increase the cost of FX prime brokerage (FXPBs) services and all market participants – including executing brokers (EBs) – will have to share these costs, says a new report from Citi.The report, Collateral Damage? How Uncleared Margin Rules Will Revolutionise the FXPB Business Model, argues that FXPB is entering a “new market paradigm” driven by upcoming regulatory requirements that will increase both the value proposition and the cost of the services that they provide.The Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) alluded to in the title of the report require market participants to post and segregate initial margin (IM) for derivatives transactions, including FX forwards, swaps and options, that are traded bilaterally.