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04:14 April 4th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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Sometimes, you’re told something so often it can easily be seen to be true, however, at the risk of being controversial (perish the thought), a more realistic view is often that those expounding the theory are deluding themselves. Which ...
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00:38 March 31st 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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Is the FX sales role now definitively squeezed between a rock and a hard place? It’s hard to think it isn’t. I remember more than a decade ago when the e-channel really started kicking into gear as a ...
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00:53 March 21st 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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For those of you who missed the FIA Boca conference last week, here’s Profit & Loss’ top three talking points from the event. 1. It’s politics Jim, but not as we know it The mood at this year’s FIA ...
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07:10 March 17th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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My thanks to those of you who got in touch to let me know that the latest draft of the global Code of Conduct was released to stakeholders at the end of last week. It’s just a pity you ...
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03:50 March 14th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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The March 3 column on order management provoked quite a discussion – as that subject always does, even when all was apparently rosy in the FX garden this was the one area guaranteed to cause some friction! Plenty of correspondents and people ...
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03:00 March 10th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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How quickly perceptions can change, especially regarding the current debate over liquidity levels in spot FX markets.  It feels strange to think back just a few years and everyone you spoke to would attest to the ‘fact’ that liquidity had ...
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02:57 March 7th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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Much angst has been expressed in the industry (and in this column) over what some believe to be the pending liquidity crisis in foreign exchange markets, and it is heartening to note that some in authority seem to be listening. ...
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00:46 March 3rd 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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Two nascent trends in the industry are worrying me a little because not only do I believe they fail to adequately address the issues involved, but they could actually exacerbate them. The first surrounds order management, the second the apparent ...
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03:09 February 29th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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A regular subject of conversation over the past two weeks has been the mood of the FX banking industry – people seem keen to share their view, if for no more reason than to see if they are in step with ...
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20:49 February 24th 2016 in Opinion, Profit & Loss

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This column has often discussed the unintended consequences of regulation and market structure change, and we are on the verge of seeing yet another instance – one that seems to indicate the way the FX world is inevitably going. Something that ...