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Gerald Segal is a Managing Director at LeapRate, which provides analysis of the Online Forex Trading world. Gerald's reports are a leading source of information on the size, growth and regulation of the Online Forex industry. Prior to founding LeapRate Gerald was an investment banker for 18... More
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  • Big Banks May Face A Flood Of Lawsuits For 4pm FX Fix Manipulation

    Some of the world's leading banks -- including HSBC, Citi, JP Morgan, RBS, Credit Suisse and UBS -- remain knee deep in dealing with regulators on possible manipulation of the daily 4pm London fix of currency rates.

    But their real problems may lie in the shadows, in the guise of civil lawsuits to be brought by FX clients wronged by the (supposed) manipulation. This could get real ugly, and real expensive, if indeed there is any validity to the regulators' suspicions.

    For more details see LeapRate's Forex Industry News at leaprate.com.

    For more on the global Forex industry see the LeapRate-Dow Jones Forex Industry Report.

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    Nov 05 2:45 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • Big Banks May Face A Flood Of Lawsuits For 4pm FX Fix Manipulation

    Some of the world's leading banks -- including HSBC, Citi, JP Morgan, RBS, Credit Suisse and UBS -- remain knee deep in dealing with regulators on possible manipulation of the daily 4pm London fix of currency rates.

    But their real problems may lie in the shadows, in the guise of civil lawsuits to be brought by FX clients wronged by the (supposed) manipulation. This could get real ugly, and real expensive, if indeed there is any validity to the regulators' suspicions.

    For more details see LeapRate's Forex Industry News at leaprate.com.

    For more on the global Forex industry see the LeapRate-Dow Jones Forex Industry Report.

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    Nov 05 2:43 PM | Link | Comment!
  • FCA Gets Tougher, To Publicize Earlier Warnings Against Wrongdoers

    The UK's financial regulator The FCA plans to use the media as another weapon against violators.

    FCA warning, FCA regulation, FCA fine, FSA becomes the FCA, UK regulatorUK's financial regulator The FCA (formerly FSA) was given more powers under the UK's Financial Services Act of 2012, and now it has informed the public that it intends to use them. The FCA plans to publish, much earlier in the process, information about certain enforcement actions.

    What does this mean?

    Until now, the FCA had to be well down the road in proving the guilt of an individual or regulated company (or nearing a settlement) accused of violating FCA rules before letting the public know that someone was under investigation. Now, the FCA will be able to publicize that investigations are under way, even naming the investigated party, much earlier in the process.

    The FCA claims that this will result in earlier transparency of enforcement proceedings. What is reallymeans, however, is that the FCA now has a very serious new weapon in both preventing and fighting financial crime -- the media. The media is one of the regulator's most powerful tools in rooting out violators. Now, companies and individuals know that their names will get in the press, in a very negative way, if they cross the FCA.

    The result? Probably a lot more early settlements of suspected wrongdoing, like we see in the U.S.

    For more on the global Forex industry see the LeapRate-Dow Jones Forex Industry Report.

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    Oct 15 8:14 AM | Link | Comment!
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