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FICC Markets Standards Board issues guidelines on surveillance and training in wholesale markets

London, 8 December 2016. Using automated voice surveillance systems and surveillance techniques involving Natural Language Processing are among the emerging practices being used to combat the risk of insider dealing and market manipulation, according to new guidelines from the FICC Markets Standards Board (“FMSB”). The practices are highlighted in a new FMSB paper or ‘Statement […]

FICC Markets Standards Board proposes greater transparency in new issue process for debt

London, 18 November 2016. Banks should be more transparent about their allocation policies and investors should make sure their orders are a true representation of their demand, according to a proposed new standard on corporate and other debt issues from the FICC Markets Standards Board (“FMSB”). The New Issue Process Standard for the Fixed Income Markets sets […]

New Issue Process for Debt standard – Transparency Draft for comment

London, 18 November 2016.  The FICC Markets Standards Board (“FMSB”) has today published its third standard aimed at improving conduct in the wholesale Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (“FICC”) markets. The standard, which is being published as a transparency draft for comment, builds on the ICMA code for investment grade debt but would apply to all widely syndicated […]

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Mark Yallop Addresses FILS Conference in Barcelona

FMSB Chair Mark Yallop addressed the Fixed Income Leaders (FILS) Conference on November 10, 2016 with the speech “FICC Markets Standards Board:  bringing buy-side and sell-side together to promote Standards in Wholesale Markets.”  The complete transcript of his speech is available here.