A second Amicus Brief filed in the Mark Johnson appeal stresses the risks associated with providing FX services to clients around the Fix and argues that pre-hedging is intrinsic to handling orders at the mechanism.
- ACI FMA Amicus Brief Calls for “Illogical” Government Argument to Be Overturned in Johnson Case – Profit & Loss
- Why the US Legal System’s Current Position on Pre-Hedging is Nonsensical – Profit & Loss
The attorneys for three UK nationals – Christopher Ashton, Rohan Ramchandani and Richard Usher – accused of currency market manipulation have asked a New York court to help them obtain documents from the US Department of Justice that reveal how the agency allegedly helped a key witness in its case avoid prosecution overseas.
Robert Bogucki’s lawyers have moved to subpoena documents from Hewlett Packard to aid his defence at a trial scheduled for early 2019. Bogucki, a former head of FX trading at Barclays, is accused of conspiracy and wire fraud affecting a financial institution.
This week’s In the FICC of it looks at the implications of an FX market where intermediaries are sometimes more profitable than the risk-taking firms that are using their services; the FX Global Code; and whether the blockchain fad is really over in FX.
Hedge funds have been much maligned post-financial crisis due to a perceived lack of performance. Is this criticism fair? And what is the prognosis for currency funds in particular?
Following a challenging period in July, CTA performance improved in August as all the indices posted positive performance.
Seven emerging market economies are at risk of an exchange rate crisis, according to a gauge published by Nomura, as investor fears about contagion from recent currency crunches in Turkey and Argentina continue to build.
Companies are facing challenges over transparency around liquidity and best execution.
Dan Berkovitz has been sworn in to serve as a Commissioner for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Congress has taken away some of the tools that were crucial to us during the 2008 panic. It’s time to bring them back. By Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner and Henry M. Paulson Jr.
A dearth of liquid products and historic data threatens banks with capital hit under new market risk rules.
JP Morgan’s head of clearing is calling for changes to the initial margin regime, to take into account developments in market structure in the wake of new data showing there have been 13 significant margin breaches in listed derivatives markets so far this year.
Risk-taking never disappears; it just changes shape, often to slip past the institutional and psychological defenses erected after the last crisis.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily suspended trading in two securities linked to cryptocurrencies on Sunday, citing investor confusion regarding the assets.
The cryptocurrency bear market plumbed a fresh 10-month low, led by a slump in Bitcoin’s biggest rival.
Citigroup has created what it’s calling a Digital Asset Receipt or DAR, thought to be the most direct way to invest in cryptocurrencies without owning them.
Leading US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to double its staff members, thus hitting its 2018 target.
Over the past 30 years, Argentina has tried a diverse toolkit of mainstream economic solutions to its persistent drift into chaos, and each has failed. Perhaps a new, outside-the-box, crypto-friendly approach is needed.
Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services and the exchange group’s FX trading venue 360T are launching a product offering covering the FX spot market as well as FX swap market data. The swap market information is based on a contribution model of liquidity providers developed in cooperation with the Germany-based company Digitec.
Kettera Strategies, which operates a managed account marketplace for macro, commodities and liquid equity hedge fund strategies called Hydra, says that Geneva-based LCJ Investments will offer its discretionary-driven FX strategy on Hydra.
BNP Paribas has appointed Nathaniel Litwak as global head of FX prime brokerage within its prime solutions and financing division.
Goldman Sachs grew its outstanding bilateral derivatives positions 4% to $26 trillion in the second quarter from the first, overtaking JP Morgan and Citigroup to become the bank with the largest bilateral portfolio by notional amount.
The dollar struggled against its rivals on Monday, especially against the Scandinavian currencies, as some investors took profits after a strong rally in recent weeks although strong US data kept the pressure on emerging market currencies.
Sterling edged higher on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in a month last week against a broadly stable dollar as investors cut some large short positions, but Brexit concerns checked the gains.