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The Foreign Exchange Business

Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis and its ensuing fallout, the foreign exchange market has continued to grow. This course looks at the reasons behind this growth and performance, while examining the redistribution that is happening within the market. The course also describes consequences for the market of recent events such as the investigations into the WM/Reuters fix.

 

In addition, the course outlines the typical structure by which a bank organizes its FX business and the different roles played by the various players within that structure. Finally, the course looks at some of the key risks generated by FX businesses and the solutions employed by banks to mitigate these risks.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to describe:

    Identify the significance of the FX market in terms of size and the describe the key market players

    Explain the typical structure by which a bank might organize its FX business

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Market Data & Analysis

    Market Size & Growth

    Market Players

    Evolving Market Structure

    Market Liquidity

    Potential Impact of Rate Rigging Scandal

    Leading FX Trading Centers

    Topic 2: Structure of a Bank’s FX Business

    Typical Organization of a Bank’s FX Business

    Front Office

    o Organization

    o Responsibilities

    Middle Office

    o Organization

    o Responsibilities

    Back Office (Operations)

    o Organization

    o Responsibilities

    Segregation of Duties

    Settlement Risk

    Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS)

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    45 Minutes

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