Tag: quarter end

London 4pm Fix Goes OK – But What Happened Before it?

The quarter end WM 4pm Benchmark Fix passed off without the type of incident seen at the Tokyo Fix earlier in the day, but dealers are scratching their heads about what happened in the minutes leading up to the five-minute window that spans 4pm London. The expectation was for strong US dollar demand going into […]

Liquidity Spillovers – Phenomena or Structural Change?

Colin Lambert reviews a new paper from the Bank for International Settlements’ Monetary and Economic Department, which suggests the direct links between liquidity conditions in FX spot and swaps markets are getting stronger – and that regulation is having a serious impact on the FX market’s functioning. At face value, the phrases “…the pricing of […]