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 […]
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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 […]
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Mystery Solved? BIS Report Studies Triennial FX Survey Data

When the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published this year’s version of its FX turnover survey there was much scratching of heads in the FX industry at its finding that $6.6 trillion was traded every day in the FX market. Not only was the survey taken in what was a quiet month by most standards […]
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GFXC to Add Algo Guidance to FX Global Code

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) at its meeting in Sydney this week established five areas of focus for its work to maintain the FX Global Code, with algo execution and transaction cost analysis (TCA) being added to the existing workstreams around buy side outreach, disclosures, anonymous trading and execution principles. According to GFXC chair […]
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Tradition Brokers First AUD/USD Swap Trade on LCH SwapAgent

Tradition has facilitated the first brokered AUD/USD cross-currency swap trade using LCH SwapAgent, a service designed to simplify the processing, margining and settlement of non-cleared derivatives. The AUD/USD trade was executed between Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and another counterparty on November 20. Nathan Ondyak, global head of LCH SwapAgent, comments: “Since launching in 2017, […]
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BIS Opens Innovation Hub in Singapore

As flagged in a release earlier this week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have officially launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, marking what the BIS says is its first expansion of its global footprint in 17 years. The hub will, BIS says, foster innovation and greater collaboration […]
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Brexit Uncertainty Not Hampering RMB Trading

Brexit uncertainty hasn’t stopped RMB trading activity in the UK reaching record highs, according to a new report published by the City of London Corporation. The report, London RMB Business Quarterly, shows that an average of £85 billion of RMB was traded in the UK on a daily basis in the second quarter of 2019, […]
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BIS Shuffles the Leadership Pack on Committees

Central bank Governors meeting at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a hub for central banks and other financial regulatory and supervisory authorities, made a number of appointments to lead key central bank groups. Jerome Powell, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has been named chair of the Global Economy Meeting (GEM) and the Economic Consultative Committee, after consultations […]
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Symphony Partners with Tencent to Connect to WeChat

The Symphony network has announced a partnership with Tencent to connect Symphony’s community of 450,000 global markets professionals with the Weixin platform (known as WeChat outside mainland China). The firm says the integration is the first of its kind and enables two major global communities to connect and conduct business. The initiative has been backed […]
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BIS: OTC Derivatives Volumes at Five Year High

The latest Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) latest semi-annual release of OTC derivatives statistics shows that notional volumes rose to $640 trillion at the end of June 2019, the highest level since 2014 and up from $544 trillion at the end of 2018. The BIS says part of the increase reflects a seasonal pattern evident […]
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