In the FICC of It

Colin Lambert flies solo on this week’s podcast, thanks to the sheer weight of news. So the agenda ticks quite a few “Lambert Boxes”, starting with his thoughts over the changing role of the Global Foreign Exchange Committee after this week’s virtual meeting, especially that group mentioning publicly, for the first time in a formal […]
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Cboe FX Launches New CLOB

Cboe FX has unveiled Cboe FX Central, a central limit order book (CLOB) that, according to the company, “rewards liquidity providers in real time for the value they provide”. The launch is scheduled for June 29 and will cover EUR/USD, USD/JPY, Cable, AUD/USD, USD/CAD, USD/CHF and USD/CNH. Under the new model, participants receive market data […]
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And Another Thing…

I first wrote about the use of client ‘tags’, especially pre-trade, in 2017; along with last look they comprised a solution that was ripe for abuse by the wrong sort of liquidity provider. You can imagine then, that I was pleased to see that Euronext FX has made the subtle switch of having liquidity consumers […]
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Bloomberg Gets Malaysia FX Nod

Following news last week that Refinitiv’s platforms had been granted permission to operate in Malaysia, Bloomberg has announced that its FXGO platform has also been granted approval from Bank Negara Malaysia under its new Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms. “Bloomberg has been a long-standing and dedicated partner for the Malaysian financial markets, and this approval […]
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Euronext FX Drops Pre-Trade Client Tags

Euronext FX is changing the distribution methodology of anonymous counterparty identifiers – tags – on its platform. Unless the client (taker) specifically elects to have their identity shared, pre-trade tags will not be provided to liquidity providers after August 1. The use of pre-trade IDs is a sensitive subject in FX markets, with proponents saying […]
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European Commission Opens “In Depth” Review of LSE/Refinitiv Deal

The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) under European Union Merger Regulation. The Commission says it is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in trading and clearing of various financial instruments and in financial data […]
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Angola Adopts Bloomberg FXGO

The Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA) has adopted Bloomberg’s foreign exchange electronic trading system FXGO and its electronic auction system to bring greater efficiency and transparency to Angola’s FX market. The solutions provide the BNA with real-time visibility of market activity, improving its oversight of Angola’s FX market, and enable the central bank to manage […]
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Refinitiv Platforms Get Malaysian OK

Bank Negara Malaysia has approved Refinitiv’s Matching and FXall platforms as electronic trading platforms under Malaysia’s new Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms. FXall will be offered in Malaysia under its approved money broker Refinitiv Transaction Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The announcement marks further progress for the firm, with Matching established in several Asian centres as the […]
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And Another Thing…

Monday’s column – predicably I have to say – prompted no little chatter on my communication channels, it’s always that way when I write about the primary venues, and amongst the always interesting conversations was an idea or two about why the April and May data were so awful, and the suggestion of a scenario […]
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INTL FC Stone Adds NDFs on Integral

INTL FCStone has begun trading NDFs on Integral’s BankFX Platform – the firm says NDFs were added in order to meet growing client demand and will be supported by Integral’s new streaming NDF workflow, along with its established Request for Stream functionality. Initially, the firm will support the Brazilian real (BRL), the Chilean peso (CLP), […]
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