The eternally tricky subject of last look is being reviewed by the Committee for Professionalism (CFP) at ACI – The Financial Markets Association with a view to a potential re-write of guidelines published in ACI’s Model Code.
Sources familiar with the matter have told Profit & Loss that the CFP has been canvassing opinion over the appropriate use of last look in FX markets, which continues to split opinion in the industry with the aim of providing a more detailed set of guidelines.
Today’s column has a problem with complacency and worries about the chances of future generations forgetting the principles of the FX Global Code the way they did previous best practice documents. Luckily, being a “solutions based” forum, it has an idea that some may find controversial to help ensure that doesn't happen.
Why is it controversial? How does employing members of the Cartel and other chat rooms – people who have either faced potential jail time or admitted guilt to the authorities – grab you?