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CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

November 3, 2014

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

FX prime brokerage reinvents itself

October 1, 2014

With the larger foreign exchange prime brokerage houses restructuring and new entrants offering new types of services, Frances Faulds asks whether regulatory changes have contributed to the demise of the industry or simply to its reinvention.

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

October 1, 2014

With competition for offshore renminbi business heating up, London and Singapore are both establishing themselves as strong competitors to Hong Kong’s lead, as is the US, which has huge potential for development. 

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

Putting the stress on intraday liquidity

September 1, 2014

Until now, banks have managed their payment and settlement obligations based upon end-of-day forecasts, but from January 2015 the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision wants to see banks monitoring their balances intraday. Frances Faulds reports on how the industry is adapting to this fundamental change to reduce operational risk.

The future of FX regulation

The future of FX regulation

May 1, 2014

With the foreign exchange market reeling from global investigations into the possible manipulation of trading, Frances Faulds looks at the impact more onerous regulation might have on the market.

FX industry weighs up clearing options

FX industry weighs up clearing options

February 3, 2014

The long awaited analysis of foreign exchange options data has finally put a figure on the size and nature of the clearing challenge. Frances Faulds looks at what the next step might be.

Market infrastructures seek harmonisation through reinvention

September 2, 2013

A single platform for securities settlement in Europe and the continued growth of e-commerce will soon out-date the market infrastructures as they exist. Frances Faulds looks at how market infrastructures are reinventing themselves and redesigning their services to remain relevant. 

Regulators unclear on FX clearing

April 2, 2013

Bankers are still uncertain how far new clearing requirements in the EU and US will affect foreign exchange, but they are moving ahead with extending market infrastructure in any case.

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