Most excellent dudes
As I have stressed time and time again, there is a lot of excellence in FX. Unfortunately though, when it comes to receiving pitches for the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, there seems to be a misunderstanding that only the big boys need apply.
So this year I was pleased to receive a pitch from Oanda, which you can read all about in the July magazine. The company put up a solid argument, even though it eventually lost out.
Deutsche Bank won again, although it was run close by Barclays in particular, and UBS. The awards dinner was held last week in London. I was unable to go, which was unfortunate in some ways, but rather lucky in many others. I hear that my colleagues all behaved themselves reasonably well, at least until the assorted bigwigs from various financial institutions all disappeared.