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And Another Thing...

05:37 October 29th 2015 in News, Events

And Another Thing...

For those that missed the SefCon VI event that took place in New York last week, here are Profit & Loss’ top three regulatory takeaways from the event: 1) Massad ended the post-trade name give-up debate (for now) CFTC chairman, Timothy Massad, ...
Jazz Banquet in Aid of Futures for Kids Kite Consulting Group announced a Networking Jazz Banquet in aid of Futures for Kids, the children’s charity sponsored by FIA Europe. The fund raising evening, to be held at One Moorgate Place on 12 November, will be hosted by comedian ...
MiFID II: A Game Changer for the Swaps Market? Ask any swaps market participant what their number one priority is right now and you’ll only receive one answer: “MiFID II is the card that’s trumping everything right now. Since the rules hit the register, a lot of ...
Where Have All the Currency CTAs gone?

16:28 October 21st 2015 in News, Events

Where Have All the Currency CTAs gone?

Despite data showing consistently positive performance for FX-focused CTAs, the number of these firms operating in the market continues to decline. What, if not performance, is forcing currency CTAs to close their doors? Data from the Barclay CTA index shows ...
Challenging the Old Guard

23:00 October 19th 2015 in News, Events

Challenging the Old Guard

Will new entrants continue to challenge the large ECNs in FX?  Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago looked at the combination of growing regulatory requirements, customer disillusionment and the changing cost pressures on financial services firms that appears to be shifting ...
Re-Pricing Risk in Foreign Exchange

23:01 October 16th 2015 in News, Events

Re-Pricing Risk in Foreign Exchange

January 15, 2015 clearly showed that some firms had significantly mispriced FX market risk, and the continued volatility since the Swiss National Bank unpegged its currency has further forced firms to re-evaluate how they perceive and price this risk. Panelists at Forex ...
Climate Change

22:44 October 15th 2015 in News, Events

Climate Change

Over the past two years, the nature of liquidity has changed – both in terms of its provision and consumption. Panellists at Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago conference explored whether changes in volatility are permanent or changeable. Some blame regulations, others ...
Regulation vs Technology: What’s Causing Market Dislocations? The FX industry faces a plethora of risks. Understanding how to manage risk is the biggest challenge facing the industry today, but how best to address these? Profit & Loss asked a panel of experts at Forex Network Chicago for their ...
Clock Ticking for Cross-Border Rules Harmonisation SefCon VI, which takes place October 26 in New York, is shaping up to feature one of the strongest programs to date – with CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad providing the keynote address; an interview with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, who sits on ...
Geopolitical Risks, Market Structure, Liquidity the Focus at SefCon VI Market structure, liquidity pool formation, the impact on buy side participants, and the impact of recent MiFID developments are just a few of the topics up for discussion at the Sixth Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference – SefCon VI – which takes ...