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Beware the Ides of March - A Drama of FX Swaps Reporting

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Mar-2019 17:24:52 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, FX, group

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This week I have been dusting off the Q&A release from ESMA in September 2018 regarding the reporting of FX Swaps to ensure we have successfully planned for the impending changes. The aforementioned Q&A included reference data and transaction reporting scenarios where an FX Swap is reported as a single stand-alone financial instrument. This Q&A implementation period was six months and to ensure a consistent approach across reporting requirements, ESMA also published a Q&A on FX Swaps reporting under EMIR, which should be implemented 12 months after its publication, as it is more difficult to implement, but the two are harmonised to ensure consistency.

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Deal and Cover - No Cover up When It Comes to Disclosures

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Mar-2019 12:35:06 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, FX, group

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Last week we looked at the recent GFXC note on Disclosures and today we take a deep dive into the accompanying report. As will be seen, it continues the theme of the importance of disclosures. 

 

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FX Disclosures - To Disclose or Not Disclose

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Mar-2019 12:41:31 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, FX

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Not if - it’s the clarity of content that counts for FX Disclosures!

The Global FX Committee released the minutes of their last meeting, papers on Cover & Deal, Disclosures and a survey on Valentine’s Day. It makes for interesting reading for the FX market and luckily, on the 90th anniversary of the Valentine’s Day Massacre no bullets were fired!

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An American, European and Asian.....were in a bar discussing where to set up an FX trading hub.

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Aug-2018 06:00:00 / by Robert Harris posted in Banking, FX, GDPR, Trading

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With FX volatility now rising rapidly our three fintech entrepreneurs were planning how to disrupt the Foreign Exchange market (the only financial market that runs for 24 hours per day) with a revolutionary ‘follow-the-sun’ app. They were planning to set up a global, low-cost, transparent, real-timedigital, blockchain exchange staffed by robots. 

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A Letter from the Americans, European Corporates Take Note……..

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Jul-2018 08:01:54 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Global Code, FX

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The American Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) has issued one of its letters last week addressed to all “Market Participants”. The FXC is an FX industry group that has been providing guidance to the market since 1978. 

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Achieving the required transparency for regulatory reform in banking

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Dec-2016 09:24:50 / by Alex Vaksman posted in Banking, Regulation, FX, MiFID II

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In today’s banking industry many organisations are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the transparency requirements imposed on them. It arguably feels like a fusillade of bullets coming from all sides. Central banks, regulators, internal requirements, auditors, and others, are all imposing their own compliance and risk practices, to which banks must adhere or face the consequences and potentially pay a hefty price in regulatory fines.

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siena and the Cross Border Payments Controversy

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Nov-2016 10:53:36 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Payments, FX, Technology

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How can technology support the principle of ‘fair and effective markets’?

In my last blog on cross border payments I was mulling the concept of “fair and effective” markets and musing how that would apply to the current landscape of high bank charges in this area. The original blog was inspired by a newspaper article that was expressing outrage that a bank was discriminating against smaller corporates (SME’s) on a systematic basis.

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