London, UK, 11 May 2015 – Commenting on the BIS Economic Consultative Committee statement on FX market best practices today, James Kemp, Managing Director, Global FX at the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), which represents 24 banks in the FX market, said:
“There is clearly a very strong industry desire for coordinated alignment of the regional codes of conduct, encompassing all market participants. Driving this through the Basel Committee will help reduce duplication and create a common reference point for the industry on a global basis. This is an opportunity for market participants to work with regulators and supervisors to demonstrate that they can put the right controls and guidance in place. As demonstrated by various initiatives already underway the GFMA’s FX Division is highly supportive of this initiative.”
The Global Foreign Exchange (FX) Division was formed as part of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and its members comprise 24 global FX market participants, collectively representing more than 90% of the FX market (Source: Euromoney 2014).
The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) brings together three of the world’s leading financial trade associations to address the increasingly important global regulatory agenda and to promote coordinated advocacy efforts. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) in London and Brussels, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) in Hong Kong and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York and Washington are, respectively, the European, Asian, and North American members of GFMA.