ACI UK News and Coming Events!

The ACI Foreign Exchange Committee (ACI FXC) has responded formally to the FSB Consultation on Benchmarking, providing feedback and recommendations on the role and use of benchmarks in the FX market. The overriding recommendation of ACI FXC and the International Secretariat is that the global industry - sell and buy sides and regulators - should formally adopt the ACI Model Code as the standard of conduct for all market participants and the benchmark of 'best practice' in the foreign exchange industry.

ACI UK fully supports and promotes formal adherence to the ACI Model Code, a single, globally recognised, unbiased and industry wide code for the global foreign exchange market that addresses the specific benchmarking issues addressed by the FSB Consultative Document. As Morgan McDonnell, ACI UK President, observes: "As someone once said, the trouble with standards is that there are so many to choose from. With the ACI Model Code, the FX industry already has a single, global code of conduct which has been adopted as the de facto standard of behaviour in many countries. And as the ACI FXC notes in its response to the FSB Consultation "while single platform and national/regional codes may sit alongside a global code, there should be few (if any) differences in the application of these codes on market practice".

ACI's full response is here. To discuss the adoption and application of the ACI Model Code within your organisation, contact Morgan McDonnell, ACI UK President and/or Sue Attwood, ACI UK Managing Director.

Please also take this opportunity to join the ACI UK group on LinkedIn. (ACI UK members are 'pre-approved' to join).

ACI UK 2014 Football Tournament - Save the date!
October 8th 2014 at The London Soccerdome !

The third annual ACI UK 5-a-side Football Tournament is coming and this year will be bigger and better than ever. We have managed to secure one of the last remaining evenings at The London Soccerdome before it closes its doors permanently at the end of October. This is an absolutely first class indoor facility, close to the O2 Millennium Dome. (The event will be managed by the professional team at the Soccerdome). To meet rising demand, the tournament has been expanded from 12 to 16 teams. (It will start at 18.00 p.m.) ACI members and guests are welcome to come along to support their favourite team(s). Drinks and trophy presentations will take place at the conclusion of the event.

Please register your interest NOW to ensure your team gets a place. Just send an email to events@aci-uk.com with your team name.
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ACI Exam suite accredited in UK for Continuing Professional Development

Following on from the recent announcement of ACI UK's membership of The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK), we are delighted to announce that CPDUK has now assessed and certified the ACI Dealing Certificate, ACI Operations Certificate and ACI Model Code Certificate as meeting established global principles for Continuing Professional Development. As such, these exams are 'CPD-eligible' for ACI UK members pursuing CPD goals within their organisations. Further, ACI Certificates issued to UK members in the last 6 months can be included in CPD targets.

ACI UK is committed to promoting, through education, the highest global standards of professionalism, competence and ethics in financial markets. Recognised, independent CPD certification adds further value to the ACI exam suite for individuals pursuing CPD objectives as well as organisations and institutions that require employees to take ACI exams as a mandatory element of internal training.

For more information contact Oliver Madden (oliver.madden@aci-uk.com). To learn more about the ACI exam suite, go to www.aci-uk.com/edu_examsuite.html

ACI UK Charity Golf Day 2014 - Message from Al Crane on behalf of the ACI UK Golf Committee

The 16th ACI UK Charity Golf Day was held on Monday 14th July 2014 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club (near Denham). All in all, the event (and pre-event auction) raised over £38,000, a fantastic sum that will fund another Sunshine Coach and also support other charitable events like the Variety Big Top Christmas event held annually for some 600 children. Once again we had a full complement of teams; our apologies to those of you who weren’t able to join us this year. It’s always a challenge to fit in as many players as possible without overcrowding the course. That said, the ‘shotgun’ format is great for getting everyone playing at the same time, ensuring that we can all get together before and after the golf to swap stories! The weather was stunning and as the course had been the venue for the PGA Ladies Masters the previoius week, it could not have been in better condition.

First prize went to LCH Clearnet (the only team to walk the course!) with 94 points. Caplin came second with 93 points, with Flextrade a very close third (also with 93 points). Scoring was very close - 2nd and 3rd positions were decided only after counting back 6 holes! Dan Beale won longest drive and Gary Field hit the straightest drive, with Andrew Brown and Jeff Chadney winners of 'nearest the pin' in two contests. Congratulations to all of our winning teams and individuals.Congratulations to all of our winning teams and individual players.

This year’s Diamond Sponsor was CME Group. Our sincerest thanks to them and all other sponsors and contributors to this fantastic annual fundraising event.

For full story and photos, click here.

ACI joins The CPD Certification Service - Membership provides recognised, independent CPD accreditation (compatible with global CPD principles) for UK ACI members, underpinning our mission to promote the highest global standards of professionalism, competence and ethics in financial markets through ongoing education. For more information go to the ACI-UK examsuite website or contact oliver.madden@aci-uk.com.

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