Month: December 2019

The New FX Benchmark – What Does it Mean?

Colin Lambert muses on the broader significance of the latest BIS number for the FX industry as a whole. However the number was arrived at, the FX market will, for the next three years at least, be known as a $6.6 trillion market – reinforcing its position as the largest financial market in the world. […]

Digital Gamma Develops Repo Protocol for Cryptocurrency

Digital Gamma announced today its newest offering, TPR (Tri-Party Repo). The firm says that by using the TPR protocol, two counterparties can engage in a borrow/lend transaction with greater transparency and reduced capital requirements, lowering risk and cost as compared to current market solutions. Ari Pine, co-founder of Digital Gamma, says: “Repo sits at the […]

Neuberger Berman Launches New FX Fund

Neuberger Berman is launching a new FX-focused macro fund. The Neuberger Berman Macro Opportunities FX Fund aims to deliver positive returns of 5–6% in excess of cash per annum before fees, primarily by exploring relative value across G10 currencies. The firm says that the fund’s investment strategy is based on an established process, which has […]

Northern Trust Bolsters US FX Team

Northern Trust hired David Byne and William Harnett for its global FX solutions practice in North America. The bank says that the pair will be responsible for driving growth across the full range of FX solutions at Northern Trust, including algorithmic trading, currency management and its outsourced end-to-end FX dealing service, CompleteFX. Based in New […]

BIS Report Highlights Shift in FX Trading Styles

The latest Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Quarterly Review provides execution method data relating to the recent Triennial Survey of FX Turnover and finds that while e-ratios generally are stable there have been some significant shifts in the channels handling the volume. Perhaps significantly, the report also picks up on what the authors says are […]

FX Settlement Risk Has Increased; Exposures Down: BIS

FX settlement risk has increased since 2013 according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), both in relative and absolute terms, however the gross market value of outstanding FX and OTC derivatives has fallen, thanks largely to the growth in clearing. An article in the bank’s latest Quarterly Review says that in spite of “significant […]

New Settlement Workflow Use Case Live

AccessFintech has announced the completion of production launch and says it is now live with a new industry use case aimed at enhancing and improving the market’s settlement exception resolution process. The company has partnered with four banks in this effort, with Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan jointly launching an industry-wide collaboration […]

LedgerX Founders Placed on Administrative Leave

LedgerX co-founders and senior executives, Paul Chou and Juthica Chou, have been placed on administrative leave by the board of directors of the platform’s parent company, Ledger Holdings. The board has installed Larry Thompson, formerly vice chairman of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), as interim CEO and lead director of the firm. Paul […]

And Finally…

Is it time to really start to get worried about the primary FX venues? I have written before about the decline in volumes at these venues but one could be forgiven for thinking the decline is now becoming a little precipitate. Both Refinitiv and EBS reported their lowest spot ADV since they started reporting (so […]

Battle Lines Drawn

Looking at the geographical distribution of OTC FX turnover, Galen Stops sees some areas of competition emerging amongst different trading centres, but argues that it will be a long time before we see the outcome of any moves being made now. It will have come as no surprise that the data from the Bank for […]