Note: In June 2001 the Canadian Foreign Exchange Committee, the Canadian Committee for Professionalism, and the Financial Markets Association of Canada adopted The Model Code published by the international ACI – The Financial Markets Association with the following notice of qualifications from the CCFP.
Qualification to the ACI Model Code of Conduct
The Canadian Committee for Professionalism endorses the ACI Model Code of Conduct with the following qualification; In chapter 4, page 56 the Model Code states that ‘where a broker quotes a firm or unqualified price in a particular market or instrument for a specified or market amount and is subsequently unable to substantiate the quote when a deal is proposed, the bank proposing the trade is fully entitled to “hold’ or “stick” the broker to the price quoted’.
We would emphasize the requirement that the price quoted be firm, and would further suggest that it is incumbent on a bank to qualify that the price is still good before dealing. In the event that the bank does go through the process of checking the price and it is confirmed as being good, if the broker is then unable to substantiate the proposed trade the bank is entitled to hold the broker to the trade.
There are two other errors worth noting that will be corrected in the next reprint:
1) page 114, line #3 from the top;
Print error- decimal point omitted, should read .95% instead of 95%
2) page 137, Interest rate Collar, line 5
Should read ‘the buyer (of the collar) pays the seller….’ As opposed to
the ‘borrower pays the buyer’.
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