The total average daily volume (ADV) of FX trading across Refinitiv platforms in November 2018 totaled $394bn, while the ADV of spot trading was $90bn.
This means that spot volumes were down 4.3% compared to October and November 2017, when Refinitiv – then Thomson Reuters – recorded an ADV of $94 billion.
The overall FX volumes – which include spot, forwards, swaps, options and NDF products – was down 5% month-on-month, but largely flat compared to the ADV of $397 billion recorded in November 2017.
CME Group, which now owns EBS, reported almost no change in trading volumes for November on both the spot FX and derivatives sides of its business.
The average daily volume (ADV) of Spot FX traded on EBS was $81.6 billion in November, down 1% month-on-month and 8% year-on-year.
This is consistent with the other spot FX platforms that have already reported last month’s volumes, most of which saw only marginal changes in trading volumes compared to October.
For the 12-month period ending November 30, the ADV on EBS for spot FX was $89.6 billion, up 6% compared to the same period one year previous.
The data from the first set of FX platforms to report volumes suggests that any changes in trading activity were fairly minimal in November.
Fastmatch reported an ADV of $20.3 billion for November, up slightly from the $19.2 billion that it reported in October and the $17.8 billion that it recorded in November 2017. After seeing volumes on its FX Tape increase by 12.1% in October, Fastmatch was able to sustain this volume in November with an average of $95.3 billion being reported to it each day.
The ADV on Cboe Hotspot was $34.6 billion in November, down 5.4% from the $36.6 billion recorded in October, but marginally up year-on-year from the $33.9 billion that it recorded in November 2017.
Dinosaur Financial Group (Dinosaur), a broker-dealer and subsidiary of Dinosaur Group Holdings, has launched a new global FX trading service.
Through this service, Dinosaur will provide the option of electronic or voice trading for FX spot, forwards, swaps, NDFs, options and deliverables.
Glenn Grossman, founder and chairman of Dinosaur, based in New York, says: “We are pleased to announce our new FX service. With tier-1 banks increasingly ‘derisking’, we find ourselves at an evolutionary point for Dinosaur, and our clients are looking to us to provide a wider range of services.
Completing a very mixed month-on-month picture for FX trading venues, Deutsche Borse’s 360T reports average daily volume (ADV) of EUR 74.7 billion in October, a fraction below last month’s EUR 75.7 billion.
Previously EBS, FastMatchFX, FXSpotStream, CboeFX and Integral had reported an increase from September, while CME Group and Refinitiv were slightly down.
Since July 2018, 360T’s data has included ADV from GTX, the platform it bought earlier this year, taking GTX’ October 2017 volume into account and reflecting it in euros indicates that the combined year-on-year turnover is up a fraction from EUR 74.4 billion last year.
Advanced Markets has signed Standard Chartered Bank as a foreign exchange prime broker. The addition will further extend the range of clients that can use prime brokerage to trade via Advanced Markets’ Direct Market Access (DMA) liquidity infrastructure.
Standard Chartered will provide prime brokerage services to the newly launched FCA-registered Advanced Markets (UK) Limited operation based in London as well as the company’s ASIC-registered operation in Australia. The companies operate as independent entities and will have discrete prime brokerage accounts at the bank.
EBS Markets has reported average daily turnover (ADV) of $88.7 billion in spot FX products in October, a 3% increase on September and a 10% increase year-on-year. The firm, the name of which will be reverting to EBS following the completion of its takeover by CME Group, has now reported three consecutive monthly increases, following a sharp drop in July – at $88.7 billion turnover is slightly below the average for the first nine months of the year of $93.2 billion.
The first batch of FX platforms to report data indicate October saw a modest uptick in activity from September, although CME Group saw average daily volume (ADV) fall from an outstanding previous month.
The stand-out results come from FXSpotStream, which has reported another peak in activity at $35.9 billion per day. Not only does this represent a 12.5% increase from the previous record in September and a huge 80.1% increase year-on-year, it also means that FXSS is recording ADV very close to CboeFX, formerly HotspotFX.
CFH Clearing has formed a partnership with OneZero Financial Systems to enable it to provide local liquidity from New York (NY4) to brokers and banks. The firm now offers local liquidity and connectivity from both New York (NY4) and London (LD4) through OneZero and becomes a key part of the OneZero hub environment.
“This complex integration takes our overall offering to the next level as clients can trade in both LD4 and NY4 with a single centralised back-office account,” says Marc Levin, chief commercial officer, CFH Clearing.
Deutsche Borse has reported that its foreign exchange business, 360T, handled average daily volume of EUR 75.7 billion in September.
This represents a 10.3% increase on August’s data and the exchange group’s website says it is also a 17% year-on-year increase, although at face value this may not be the case. Since July 2018, 360T has incorporated the volumes from Gain GTX, which it bought earlier this year, however it’s historic data does not appear to include GTX data reported at the time.