360T Begins Offering Streaming NDFs

360T has announced the completion of the first trade in streaming NDFs. Launched via the 360TGTX platform, the new streaming service has been designed to complement 360T’s disclosed ‘Request for Stream’ offering and the firm says it is a response to market demand for an alternative hedging venue. It supports both disclosed and anonymous trading […]
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Spotex Adds INTL FCStone as Prime-of-Prime

Spotex has signed INTL FCStone to provide prime services enabling clients to access the firm’s ECN. The addition comes as Spotex is launching a slate of new products and services to the brokerage and fund manager market segments. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer Spotex as an additional ECN within our prime of […]
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Former EBS Head Jeffery Takes the Chair at Wematch

Wematch, the multi-asset-class, Web-based matching and negotiation platform, has appointed Jack Jeffery as chairman of its Board. With more than 35 years’ experience in financial markets, Jeffery was previously CEO at electronic fixed income platform MTS, prior to which he served at CEO of FX ECN EBS. He also served 11 years at Citigroup, where he […]
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Primary FX Venues See Volume Drop in October

The primary FX trading venues all saw a decline in activity in October. CME Group says it handled 804,000 FX contracts on its futures and options suite for a notional value of $74.6 billion – this is an 11% decline from October 2018 and a 24.1% decline from September’s roll month. CME’s EBS also saw […]
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EBS Claims African NDF First

CME Group’s EBS says it has conducted the first ever African NDF trade on a central limit order book (CLOB) trading platform with a one-month dollar-Kenyan shilling NDF executed on EBS Market between Bank of America and Citi. The firm says it has also added one-month pairs for the dollar against the Nigerian naira, the […]
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Platforms Report Mixed Results for October

The first group of FX trading platform providers to report results for October indicate it was a mixed month for providers with CboeFX seeing a slight rise in activity and three other venues small declines. CboeFX handled $31.7 billion per day in October, a 4.2% increase from September, but a 14.3% decline year-on-year. The platform […]
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And Another Thing…

There has been quite a flutter around the Financial Times story this week about Citi cutting the number of FX platforms it supports; to me – and I’m sorry to blow my own trumpet here, having written about just such a move in a previous column – I was not at all surprised and think […]
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FXall Adds Liquidity Provider for Frontier Currencies

FXall has added Crown Agents Bank (CAB) as a liquidity provider, enabling its users to trade more frontier currencies. CAB is a UK–regulated provider of wholesale FX and cross-border payments services across developing, emerging and frontier markets. With the addition of CAB, FXall users have an additional liquidity choice for trading deliverable frontier currencies, including […]
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360T Hits New Volume Peak

Deutsche Boerse’s FX trading business 360T has reported its highest average daily volume to date, the exchange group saying the platform, which includes the GTX unit, handled EUR 95 billion per day in September. This represents a 14.5% increase from August and a very healthy 25.5% increase year-on-year. Earlier this month, other platforms that provide […]
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And Finally…

Thursday’s column elicited quick a bit of feedback – most of it, it has to said, suggesting that I had wasted my time writing it! The strong consensus out there is that the zero brokerage model will not work in foreign exchange. In my defence, I was actually asking the question rather than answering it […]
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