FX Focus for 2018: MiFID II, GDPR, Liquidity and North Korea

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

When asked about their FX focus for 2018 it was no surprise that our Finance Hive members discussed the availability of liquidity and the enforcement of regulations, including MiFID II and the Global Code of Conduct.

What was noticeably different compared to recent years was the priority given to geopolitics; as David Clark, Chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, aptly stated “Geopolitics is closer to the heart of the foreign exchange market now, than it has been for a very long while.”    What is also interesting is what was not mentioned; no reference to Bitcoin or any of the cryptocurrencies.  2018 could certainly be a ‘wait and see’ year for many reasons.

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