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I am deputy editor at The Banker, a Financial Times publication. I joined the magazine in August 2015 as transaction banking and technology editor, which remain the beats I cover. Previously I was features editor at Profit & Loss, an FX and derivatives publication and events company. Before that I was editorial director of Treasury Today following a period as editor of gtnews.com. I also worked on Banking Technology, Computer Weekly, and IBM Computer Today. I have a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Friday, 23 May 2014

ParFX Names Two Founder Banks

12 February 2014
Citi and JP Morgan have become the latest banks to join ParFX, the wholesale, global spot FX electronic trading platform, as founder members. This will further expand ParFX’s global distribution network and “validates the model, its matching methodology, pricing transparency and market data fairness”, according to Roger Rutherford, COO of ParFX.

To read this article in full, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/27004

IOSCO Hits 100th Milestone in Fight Against Financial Misconduct

03 February 2014
The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (IFSA) has become the 100th signatory to the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) multilateral memorandum of understanding (MMoU) on cooperation and exchange of information to combat cross-border financial services misconduct.

To read this article in full, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26972

When QE Ends: Survival Tips for Corporates

03 February 2014
Among the top concerns for the corporate treasury in 2014 is navigating the challenges posed by the unwinding of quantitative easing (QE) programmes, according to Treasury Strategies in its annual ‘State of the Treasury Profession’ webinar.

To read this article in full, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26973

ISDA Transitions to Automated, Market-Based Rate Setting

03 February 2014
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has announced plans to move to an automated, market-based ISDAfix rate setting, in an attempt to ensure that events such as the Libor manipulation can’t happen again.

To read this article in full, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26976

The Fall-Out from the Fix Continues

06 February 2014
The atmosphere of crisis surrounding the investigation into activity around the Fix has increased with news of dealers being dismissed and suspended and the confirmation that several parties have filed lawsuits against a string of banks.

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Industry Quick to React to BaFin Exchange Suggestion

30 January 2014
Moving currency trading onto regulated exchanges, as proposed by the head of the German financial authority, has been criticised by market participants.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26960

Asset Managers Turn to FX TCA to Improve Analysis

26 January 2014
FX transaction cost analysis (TCA), which provides data that explains how trades perform against specific benchmarks, has increasingly become a focal point for alpha-seeking asset managers the world over, according to research from Aite Group.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26940

Saxo Bank Launches ‘Facebook for Traders’

26 January 2014
Saxo Bank has launched a multi-asset online social trading community for “serious investors”, TradingFloor.com, in a bid to “democratise” access to trading and fund management. The portal aims to transform trading into a social experience by allowing traders to share their trades with peers, increasing the level of transparency in trading.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26941

LCH.Clearnet Boosts Buy-Side Representation on Board

26 January 2014
LCH.Clearnet, a multinational clearing house, has added Amundi’s CEO Yves Perrier to the board, broadly reflecting the evolution of the industry towards buy-side clearing. His appointment takes effect in February, according to a spokesperson from Amundi.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26942

EurexOTC Clear Signs Up Over 120 Buy Side Firms

26 January 2014
Eurex Clearing has signed up more than 120 buy side firms for EurexOTC Clear, its central counterparty service for interest rate swaps (IRS), in 2013. In addition, a total of 32 clearing members including all major global sell side banks are connected, with other clearing members in the admission process.

To read the full artice, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26954

Markit Expands Front Office Footprint with ThinkFolio Acquisition

20 January 2014
Markit, the financial information services company, has acquired ThinkFolio, a London-based order management (OMS) and portfolio management software (PMS) company, in order to expand its penetration into the front office.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26910

Puleston Jones Succeeds Belchambers as FOA Chief

20 January 2014
Industry veteran Anthony Belchambers is stepping down as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Futures and Options Association (FOA), the European trade association for the listed derivatives industry, after two decades at the helm.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26918

EU Heads Reach Agreement on MiFID II

16 January 2014
The European Parliament, Council and Commission have agreed in principle on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) after more than two years in deliberation. Both politicians and the financial industry as a whole felt that MiFID, which originally came into force in November 2007 to increase transparency and stability in the markets, needed significant revision following the 2008 financial crisis.

To read the full article, please go to http://www.profit-loss.com/?q=node/26897