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Spotlight on: James Taylor, JP Morgan

JP Morgan’s global head of e-FX distribution talks to Joel Clark about the development of the bank’s MorganDirect electronic commerce platform and how he has leveraged his experience at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank to build a global sales team for…

Spotlight on: the buy side

At the FXInvest Europe conference in Zurich on March 8, foreign exchange investors and fund managers met to discuss key issues driving the FX market in 2011 and the possible impact of new regulations. Farah Khalique caught up with three of them

HSBC ahead of the game with EM-to-EM focus

HSBC has maintained its lead in emerging market (EM) currencies by adapting its business to focus on the rise in trade between emerging market economies. But the trend sees EM-focused Standard Chartered hot on its heels.

HSBC FXPB preps Asia push

HONG KONG - HSBC plans to extend FX prime services to the Asian markets as it looks to take advantage of rising demand for prime brokerage in the region.

RBS hires in prime brokerage from BarCap

STAMFORD, CT - Royal Bank of Scotland is expanding the Americas coverage of its prime-brokerage business with the hire of Matthew Shuman to its fixed-income, currencies and commodities (FICC) prime brokerage team.

Interdealer brokers get boost from FX

LONDON - BGC Partners saw a 54.6% rise in foreign exchange revenues in the second quarter, due to a continuing rebound in global volumes, the broker reported last Thursday (August 5).

RBS adds in e-sales

STAMFORD, CT – Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is increasing coverage of electronic sales to financial institutions with a hire from Barclays Capital in the US.

Euro to continue decline

LONDON – Analysts are predicting further euro weakness, expecting the unit to return to 1.2135, with the short covering correction be short-lived.

UBS FICC revenues up in Q1

ZURICH – UBS experienced improving data from its fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) business in the first quarter, largely benefiting from a turnaround in the credit business.

Deutsche fined for Hungarian FX swaps

BUDAPEST - Deutsche Bank has been fined $455,441 by the Hungarian regulatory authorities for manipulating the forint to profit from foreign exchange swaps trades entered with local banks.

White-labelling: Why re-invent the wheel?

Christian Bock, managing partner of Consulting for Banking and Brokerage Solutions (CBBS) in Zurich, looks at the benefits of using a white-labelled platform and the issues to consider when choosing one

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