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Catching the FX Bug

15:52 September 2nd 2015 in Analysis, Industry

Catching the FX Bug

Whilst a career in FX might not be top of mind for many women, once they get a taste of the job they are hooked. Joy Macknight spoke to women in different areas of the market to uncover the attraction ...
Is FX Still a Man’s World?

15:39 September 1st 2015 in Analysis, Industry

Is FX Still a Man’s World?

Although most would agree that the FX industry now counts more women among its ranks than ever before, it is still nowhere near parity. What more can be done to recruit and retain women throughout their careers? Joy Macknight investigates. ...
Markit Aims to Stitch Up Fragmented FX Market With DealHub Acquisition The trend for M&A activity continues apace in the FX industry, with the news that Markit is set to acquire DealHub for an undisclosed fee. Although the rest of the M&A activity has thus far involved trading platforms, ...
New Paper Seeks to Quantify CTA Risk Management Expertise A new white paper by CTA Campbell & Company and authored by Kathryn Kaminski, the firm’s director of investment strategies, seeks to quantify CTA risk management by defining four risk management factors: liquidity, correlation, volatility, and capacity.Noting that CTAs “...
The heat is being turned up in the debate over who should be responsible for potential defaults by clearing house members. Galen Stops takes a look at the issues.The “Skin in the game” (SITG) debate, i.e., how much ...
The FX Benchmark Group’s recommendations last year triggered change. WM Company, after a brief delay, introduced a new fixing process on February 15 and several banks released an algorithmic execution strategy for customers seeking to execute at the London 4pm ...
The FX industry has passed some significant milestones in its efforts to reform how it operates benchmark fixes, but as Colin Lambert reports, it is still early days.For more than two years now the foreign exchange industry has been ...
Volatility has staged a comeback in the FX market as a result of widespread central bank action, diverging Eurozone and US monetar y policies and an unprecedented fallout from the Swiss National Bank’s move to scrap its currency cap. ...
The Long Road to the Fix Fiasco?The cover feature of the May 2005 issue of Profit & Loss makes for very interesting reading through the prism of the events of 2013-15, for it took a look at the challenges facing the ...
Breaking into FX

13:45 May 1st 2015 in Analysis, Industry

Breaking into FX

Non-bank market makers have clearly targeted FX as a good opportunity to expand their businesses. Galen Stops looks at the challenges that these firms face breaking into this market and asks whether they can really compete with the big banks ...