CLS Bank, the multi-currency cash settlement system provider, is aiming to settle same-day US dollar/Canadian dollar and US dollar/Mexican peso currency trades by the end of 2010, according to chief executive Rob Close.
Many company treasury departments were slow to respond to rising volatility in the foreign exchange market, along with a shift in the direction of the US dollar last year. Are corporates changing their hedging policies in response? By Peter Madigan
Long popular among hedge funds, the financial crisis battered the carry trade towards the end of 2008. But despite massive losses stemming from the trade, there is evidence market participants are putting it on again. By Mark Pengelly
The seismic movements in the financial markets last year confounded even the experts, as correlation took down every asset class and unwitting trader going. Victor Sperandeo, better known as Trader Vic, talks exclusively on the back of his latest index...
Calm and considered
Forex market practitioners constantly talk about the strengthening or weakening of individual currencies. In this article, Jian Chen and Paul Doust present a new methodology to quantify these statements in a manner that is consistent with forex market...
Major Indonesian derivatives distributor turns to central bank for assistance
The collapse of Lehman Brothers and other banks last year proved that settlement risk in the forex market has been greatly reduced. But while forex operational risk managers may be giving themselves a pat on the back, there are warnings that settlement...
Extreme shifts in foreign exchange rates have forced corporate treasurers to reconsider their hedging strategies. With currency volatility expected to remain high, many are shifting away from complex structures towards simpler approaches. By Ryan Davidson
A variety of online trading and analytics platforms are being offered by banks to their clients. Risk looks at the functionality and benefits of some of these systems. By Ryan Davidson
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