Platform Volumes Plummet Amid Low Volatility

The average daily volumes (ADV) on Cboe FX, FXSpotStream and Euronext FX in April were down 18.2%, 15.3% and 23.8%, respectively, compared to March. This sizable drop in volumes does not come as a surprise given the low market volatility last month and anecdotal evidence that suggested trading activity was subdued. The ADV on Cboe […]
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Refinitiv To Calculate Thai Benchmark

Refinitiv has been appointed as the official calculating agent for the Bank of Thailand’s official Thai Baht spot rate, forward points and implied swap rates. The new transactions-based benchmark succeeds the previous survey-based benchmark administered and calculated by Refinitiv. Known to market participants as THBFIX, it will be available from 2 May 2019. Refinitiv will […]
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Refinitiv Migrates Matching to New Data Centre

Refinitiv has migrated its spot and forward matching to a new primary data centre, Equinix Slough LD4, with Equinix New Jersey NY4 as the secondary centre. The firm says the enhancements significantly improve market data feed and round trip latency for clients while subsequently reducing complexity and cost in connecting to Spot Matching. Furthermore, it adds, […]
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Ideal Prediction Adds NLP Capabilities

Trading analysis and data science company Ideal Prediction has announced the addition of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to its automated analytics services. By incorporating NLP with machine learning, the firm says its service empowers clients to create and visualise new analytical graphs in real-time with no coding knowledge. Prior to NLP, all potential cases required […]
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And Another Thing…

Following last week’s column I am obviously in the bad books of a small number of buy side firms and as such I intend, in true fashion, to dig myself in a little deeper today. There is a trend in the buy side, indeed business generally, that makes peer-to-peer matching on any reasonable scale even […]
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Bakkt Looks to Scale with New Acquisition

Bakkt, a platform for buying, selling, storing and spending digital assets that was launched by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has acquired Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC), a firm that specialises in providing custody services for digital assets. “Think of that [acquisition] as helping us scale our existing offering that we’ve built over the last two years […]
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Three Senior EBS Managers to Step Down

Three senior executives at EBS are to leave the company as part of the previously announced plan to streamline the combined CME/EBS business following the exchange group’s takeover of certain assets of NEX Group last year. Informed sources confirm that Jim Iorio, global head of FX sales at EBS will leave the firm in the […]
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End of an Era as Roberts Retires

Micky Roberts has retired from Citi in London where he was on the hedge fund sales desk. His last day was Friday April 26. Roberts started in the foreign exchange market in 1978 at voice broking firm MW Marshalls and rose through the ranks to run the USD/DEM desk which was, at the time, the […]
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GlobalLink CTO Set to Depart

Harsha Bhat is set to leave his role as senior vice president and CTO of GlobalLink at State Street. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the technology underpinning the Currenex, FX Connect, Fund Connect and Trade Services, managing an engineering department of over 150 people. A spokesperson for State Street confirms Bhat is […]
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Traiana Offers FXPBs Additional Risk Control

Traiana has made changes to its Credit Risk Hub that will enable FX prime brokers (FXPBs) to define trade information in more detail in order to increase credit risk controls and reduce the risks of credit over-allocation. Traiana’s Credit Risk Hub comprises two services; Designation Notice Manager (DNM), which helps FXPBs establish, monitor, amend and […]
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