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FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB) members make new issue process for bonds more transparent

London, 2 May 2017. Leading market participants have published final guidelines that clarify expected behaviour during the new issue process for fixed income bonds in Europe. A series of measures are detailed in the new standard from the FICC Markets Standards Board (“FMSB”) to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the new issue process for […]

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 […]

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Mark Yallop Addresses the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Boston

FMSB Chair Mark Yallop spoke at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Boston on May 18 2017. A full transcript of his speech, “Setting FICC Standards: How can buy and sell side collaboration be brought forward to promote standards in Wholesale Markets?” is available here.

Mark Yallop Addresses the FT Banking Standards Conference

FMSB Chair Mark Yallop spoke at the FT Banking Standard Conference in London on 27 April 2017. A full transcript of his speech, “Rebuilding Trustworthiness in Financial Markets”, is available here