The Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee (CFEC) was founded in 1989 to provide a forum for the regular discussion of issues and developments pertinent to the foreign exchange market, including the review of market practices and procedures.
The goals of the CFEC are to:
- to provide a forum for the regular exchange of views on wholesale foreign exchange market issues and developments;
- to provide a channel for communication between the wholesale foreign exchange market in Canada and relevant organizations and official institutions within Canada and abroad; and
- to review and provide feedback on the FX Global Code, as it evolves.
Global Foreign Exchange Committee
CFEC is a member of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC), which was established in May 2017 as a forum bringing together central banks and private sector participants with the aim to promote a robust, liquid, open, and appropriately transparent FX market in which a diverse set of participants, supported by resilient infrastructure, are able to confidently and effectively transact at competitive prices that reflect available information and in a manner that conforms to acceptable standards of behaviour.
FX Global Code
The FX Global Code (“Code”) is a set of global principles of good practice in the foreign exchange market, developed to provide a common set of guidelines to promote the integrity and effective functioning of the wholesale foreign exchange market. It was developed by a partnership between central banks and Market Participants from 16 jurisdictions around the globe.
The Global Code does not impose legal or regulatory obligations on Market Participants, nor does it substitute for regulation, but rather it is intended to serve as a supplement to any and all local laws, rules and regulations by identifying global good practices and processes.
Global Index of Public Registers
The Global Index of Public Registers is as a central location that links the various Participating Public Registers, providing a more comprehensive view of market participants' commitment to the Code.
Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in Canada during April 2019During the month of April, the Bank of Canada and 51 other central banks and monetary authorities conducted the latest survey of turnover activity in the foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in their respective countries. This worldwide effort was coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and is undertaken every three years.
The purpose of the survey is to provide information on the size and structure of the foreign exchange and foreign exchange derivatives markets in Canada. The detailed results of the survey are presented in the summary tables attached.
Bank of Canada
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
RBC Global Asset Management
CI Global Asset Management
RBC Capital Markets
National Bank Financial
Department of Finance, Canada
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
CIBC World Markets
HSBC Bank Canada
State Street Global Markets
BMO Capital Markets