The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has voted in a slate of new Board and Officers members at its annual meeting.
Foreign exchange settlement provider CLS has reported a growth in new business driven by buy-side institutions as firms seek to mitigate settlement risk across FX trading activities.
We are still at the stage where few, if any, market participants are willing to come out and say anything remotely negative about transparency for fear that ill-informed regulators will jump on them, but the signs are there that it has been rejected as a concept.
Betting that a softer Brexit will drive sterling even higher could prove dangerous. This fear, held by some hedge funds, comes after expectations that the UK will avoid leaving the EU without a trade deal has sent the pound up from about $1.26 at the start of this year to over $1.32.
Theresa May’s Brexit strategy was dealt a major blow by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow when he effectively banned her from bringing her deal back to Parliament for a third time, unless it changes significantly.
Dealers and investors trying to gauge the depth of trading from already patchy European Union data are due to face another setback from Brexit, as off-venue trades across the new EU-UK border will be reported twice.
They used to be tight. In the not too distant past, banks sought out the business of asset managers, plying them with free research, market intelligence and trade ideas during the day, and occasionally, sparkling entertainment. All those giveaways cemented relationships, and business. Then came Mifid II.
Global law firm Ashurst sums up the key takeaways from the MAS response to consultative feedback and the now-finalised mandatory trading regulations.
International Business Machines Corp., a provider of technology for creating digital currency, said at least two “major US banks” are considering whether to follow JP Morgan’s lead in issuing a coin.
In light of the splash JPMorgan made recently with its plan for a bank-backed cryptocurrency, it’s worth remembering another big institution first tested a token to connect global payments – back in 2015.
More than six months since Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) revealed its vision for Bakkt, the hotly anticipated bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.
The minimum prudential expectations for banks exposed to crypto-assets relate to due diligence, governance and risk management, public disclosure and supervisory dialogue.
Euro-denominated government bond, repurchase agreement and foreign exchange trading at CME Group has moved from London to Amsterdam to avoid disruption from Brexit.
Cobalt, which provides FX infrastructure based on shared ledger technology, has hired five senior staff in its London and New York offices.
Staff at German lender’s investment bank are talking internally about what such a merger would mean for their division.
Jeremy Woolfenden, former global head of emerging markets broking at TFS-ICAP, and Ian Dibb ex-CEO of TFS-ICAP, are under increased pressure to respond to the complaint launched by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission against them at the New York Southern District Court.
Hong Kong has spent nearly $1bn so far in March defending the local currency’s peg to the US dollar, which has come under pressure after a rise in US interest rates in 2018 and amid an increase in money flows into China’s stock market.
The Japanese yen rose on Tuesday, benefiting from a US dollar hit by concern over the US economy and expectations that the Federal Reserve will prove accommodative at a meeting this week.
The Canadian dollar may sink back to its record low of 62 U.S. cents (C$1.61) as the country retrenches from a consumer-spending boom into the face of a slowing global economy, said David Wolf at Fidelity Investments.