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And Another Thing... I have long been a sceptic over the market share model in FX, to me the question should always be about the quality of business, not the quantity, but that is not to say that a reasonable share of flow ...
And Finally... This really is a tricky time for the foreign exchange industry. The chat room scandal has truly opened a can of worms and it seems there is rarely a month that goes past without yet another case of unfair dismissal ...
And Another Thing... Any group’s reputation is dependent upon its weakest link and as such the foreign exchange industry could be treading on thin ice thanks to the apparent actions of one such “weak link”. Sadly, we are back on the subject ...
And Finally... One line in the midweek column tweaked some interest among the readership, my mention of the “juniorisation” of the sales role in the banking world. I must confess I hadn’t thought about it too much, it has very much ...
And Another Thing... Today’s release of Virtu’s financials, as well as the deal it has signed with JP Morgan, probably make this the appropriate time to share my thoughts on the non-bank market making sector in general, in particular the value ...
And Another Thing... Strap yourselves in – this one is a little controversial. Regular readers know I like a good FX industry survey, the semi-annual FX turnover reports, for example, bring out the anorak in me and I spend hours poring over the electronic ...
And Finally... Trying to decipher platform performance during last month’s UK-inspired mayhem is almost as difficult as keeping track with the latest shenanigans in UK politics following the vote to leave the EU – but I’ve had a go and there ...
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06:27 July 7th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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It is hard to ignore the sense that – to use a technical expression – the banks are properly stuffing up their approach to the FX business due to a panicky and knee jerk over-reaction to events that took place years ago ...
Brexit: Winners and Losers With the dust having settled somewhat following the UK’s historical referendum decision to leave the European Union, there are some clear winners and – unfortunately – some losers emerging in the aftermath. It should be noted that this list is by ...
And Finally... Do risk managers need to fundamentally re-think their approach to markets? Specifically, are they paying enough attention to liquidity risk, assuming, of course, that there is even a way to accurately and dynamically determine this risk in markets? I ask ...