Eurex Begins Clearing Euro Short-Term Rate Swaps

Eurex Clearing has cleared its first euro short-term rate (€STR) swap trades. The clearing house claims that this represents an important milestone in both the establishment of €STR as the new benchmark risk-free rate, and in expanding Eurex’s EUR-denominated product offering. BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LLBW), Morgan Stanley, Nordea and […]
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Integral Teams Up with Jefferies for TrueFX Launch

Integral has partnered with Jefferies to launch a new liquidity network called TrueFX, which aims to leverage the former’s technology and the latter’s credit intermediation services to reduce trading costs for buy side firms, which includes retail brokers, macro hedge funds, prime of primes, and regional banks. Essentially, the aim of this initiative is to […]
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CME FX Link Hits New Peak

CME Group says that its FX Link service achieved a record average daily volume of 20K contracts for October, equivalent to $2 billion in notional value and says the growth reflects “the perspective of a growing number of participants that FX Link is a viable proxy for FX swaps and a proven vehicle for macro […]
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DekaBank Moves Trades from LCH to Eurex Ahead of Brexit

With the UK still headed for a Brexit in 2020, subject to December’s General Election, German banking group DekaBank, the securities services provider of the German Savings Banks Finance Group, has successfully transferred a substantial portion of its swap book from UK-based LCH to Frankfurt-based Eurex Clearing in a single day. What the firm calls […]
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HKEX Eyes FX Clearing Growth

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) becomes the latest major exchange group to identify FX clearing as a growth area, after announcing last week that its OTC Clear service handled its first deliverable FX swaps and forward contracts. The banks involved in the transaction – which was hailed by HKEX as “a step forward in […]
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CME, Bakkt, Outline Bitcoin Option Details

CME Group has released details of its options on bitcoin futures, which were announced in September and are targeted for launch in Q1 2020. As expected, each contract is to be based on one of CME’s bitcoin futures contracts, which in turn consists of five bitcoin, and will be settled into one futures contract when […]
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Major Dealers Call for More Action on CCP Soundness

In a white paper released jointly, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Allianz, Citi, Societe Generale, State Street, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard, have presented detailed recommendations from both buy-side and sell-side perspectives to further enhance the safety and soundness of central counterparties (CCPs. The firms say that while CCPs have been increasingly relied upon to protect […]
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Eurex Begins Clearing Cross Currency Swaps

Eurex Clearing has cleared its first cross currency swap transactions, with the trades being submitted by JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. In a release issued today, Deutsche Börse Group says that cross currency swaps represent an “important component” of its overall FX strategy, which it is executing across Eurex, Eurex Clearing and 360T. Eurex Clearing’s […]
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LCH Adds Deliverable FX to Clearing Offering

Clearinghouse LCH has announced that it has expanded its deliverable FX offering to include FX forwards, meaning members of it ForexClear service are now able to clear this product in eight currency pairs, AUDUSD, EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, EURJPY, EURCHF and EURGBP, with physical delivery. The product extension builds on the launch of deliverable FX options […]
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FX: A Trading or Data Business?

At the recent Forex Network Chicago conference David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange Group, was interviewed by Colin Lambert about the foreign exchange and crypto market landscapes. This is an edited and abridged version of that discussion. Colin Lambert: There is a view out there that FX is no longer a trading business, how do […]
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