The investment bank will close its commodities business and proprietary trading unit and reorganise its fixed-income division to make it more profitable, particularly the underperforming rates, credit, currencies and prime services operations, as was first flagged in February.
The departures, part of Nomura’s plan announced last week to cut costs in its global trading and investment banking operations by $1 billion in coming years, are focused on the Japanese firm’s secondary business in fixed income, currencies and emerging markets.
The European Commission has published an update outlining the next steps for its efforts to build trust in AI and machine learning by creating what it terms “a European approach to artificial intelligence”. The plans have attracted criticism from the Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit research institute.
Central banks’ shifting currency reservess may be to blame for what JP Morgan is calling one of the most frustrating quarters ever for currency traders.
London stands to lose a significant amount of clearing business from European derivativestraders as a result of Brexit. How will this fragmentation affect Europe’s clearing landscape?
The transition away from Libor is a mammoth task for the banking sector—one that the industry is increasingly finding itself woefully unprepared for.
The Central Bank of the Philippines has signed bilateral agreements with three other South-east Asian central banks, which will see it join a local currency settlement system.
A JWG report claims the buy-side is under-resourced to meet new regulatory demands.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have agreed two Memoranda of Understanding to ensure there is continuity once the UK leaves the European Union. The MoUs cover trade repositories and alternative investment funds.
Over the years there has been a flood of startup firms providing market data all claiming to estimate the daily trading volume of cryptocurrency activity, but institutional investors are relying on a select group for information.
The head of the largest organized creditor group representing the former users of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is stepping down amid what he described as a protracted legal quagmire that could take years to resolve completely.
Several bitcoin price indicators are turning positive on the charts, hinting at growing bullish momentum as the bitcoin block reward halving in 2020 edges closer.
Deutsche Boerse-owned exchange is introducing passive liquidity protection on FX products.
LMAX Exchange Group has appointed Randy Rupan as head of liquidity analysis. Based in New York, Rupan will report into Jeremy Barnes, global head of liquidity management.
Ernesto Arteta, formerly a senior trader at Northern Trust, has been promoted to lead FX sales in the Americas.
As part of the deal, market participants will be able to use Droit’s reporting eligibility platform within DTCC’s Pre-Reporting Transformation Services for various G20 reporting regimes, including the impending Securities Financing Transactions Regulation.
The move comes just six months after one of the London Metal Exchange’s clients hosted a cocktail party at the Playboy club in Mayfair.
Deutsche Bank could cut up to 15% of its investment bank staff to achieve the cost savings needed to make a merger with local rival Commerzbank worthwhile.
Sterling briefly jumped to the day’s high on Tuesday after a BBC report said a British eurosceptic lawmaker had been advised that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was willing to put a five-year time limit on the Northern Ireland backstop issue.
The Australian and Canadian dollars rose on Tuesday, aided by a surge in oil prices to five-month highs that lifted most commodity-linked currencies.
The negative correlation between volatility and liquidity has been getting stronger over time, according to the JP Morgan’s global head of macro quantitative and derivatives research. As volatility rises, market depth declines exponentially, exacerbating price moves, he said.
The key questions for investors in the week ahead.