Operating Policy
Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code
May 24, 2018

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed) today released its Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code (Code).  The 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 16 central banks and Market Participants from around the globe.

The New York Fed has reviewed the content of the Code and, in issuing this Statement of Commitment, has confirmed that it acts as a Market Participant as defined by the Code.  The New York Fed is committed to conducting its foreign exchange market activities, when acting as a Market Participant, in a manner consistent with the principles of the Code.

The purpose of the Code, which was initially published in May 2017, is to promote a robust, fair, liquid, open, and appropriately transparent market in which a diverse set of Market Participants, supported by resilient infrastructure, are able to confidently and effectively transact at competitive prices that reflect available market information and in a manner that conforms to acceptable standards of behavior. The Code is promoted, maintained and updated on a regular basis by the Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC).