In the FICC of It

Market structure dominates this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert goes to town on the SEC’s refusal to grant Cboe permission to implement a speed bump (and along the way take a few pops at the equity market structure of course), before touching upon news that the LSE-Refinitiv deal may be delayed and what that means […]
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Crux and Euronext Sign FX Data Deal

Crux Informatics has entered an agreement with Euronext FX to enable broad market delivery of the latter’s FX market data. Crux is a cloud-based data delivery and operations platform that connects customers with data suppliers around the globe and will now enable any authorised data consumer to access Euronext FX market data through a number […]
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Barclays Joins FXSpotStream

Barclays has become the 14th bank available to clients connected to FXSpotStream’s price streaming service. The bank joins existing liquidity providers, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG Bank, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, State Street and UBS. “We are delighted to have Barclays join the existing liquidity […]
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Primary Venue FX Volumes Remain Lower YoY

While activity on the primary FX venues was mixed month-on-month thanks to January not being a roll month for CME, average daily volume (ADV) on all three venues was lower year-on-year. Refinitiv reports ADV of $83 billion for spot FX across its platforms in January, a 6.4% increase from December, but a 12.6% decline from […]
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FXCM Pro Enters Liquidity Partnership

FXCM Group, announces that FXCM Pro, the institutional arm of the business, built a partnership with Your Bourse, a technology company providing a liquidity aggregation and risk management platform for MT4/MT5 brokers with hosting in Equinix data centres. Through the combination of FXCM liquidity and Your Bourse technology, the partnership allows FXCM clients to access […]
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And Another Thing…

I played golf the other week, you’ll all be pleased to hear, and it didn’t go too bad. The only real hiccup was when the pro shop directed us to start on the 7th hole we arrived there to find we were behind three other groups of players – at which point my friend said, […]
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Euronext FX Reports Lower ADV in 2019, Higher Revenues

Euronext reports 2019 spot FX trading activity on Euronext FX (formerly FastMatch), recorded average daily volumes of $18.3 billion during the year, down 9.2% from the $20.1 billion recorded in 2018. The exchange says volume was impacted by a low volatility environment throughout 2019. Meanwhile, spot FX trading generated €22.9 million of revenue in 2019, […]
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Reilly Leaves State Street

James Reilly has left State Street Global Markets (SSGM), where he was a senior managing director and global head of Currenex. Prior to joining SSGM in September 2017, Reilly was at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, where he was senior managing director and global head of FX sales and trading. Reilly had been with Cantor […]
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In the FICC of It

In this week’s new style podcast Colin Lambert casts his eye over some key news stories of the week and is joined by Jay Moore, founder and CEO of FX Hedgepool and Rob Loft, founder and CEO of Harvey Loft to discuss two in depth. Listeners will be surprised to hear that Lambert has some […]
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LMAX Exchange Unveils Record Results

LMAX Group has unveiled record profitability and financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2019, reporting that 2019 EBITDA grew by 30% to $26.2 million. With an EBITDA margin of 47%, the firm claims it is one of the most profitable operators of global venues for electronic FX trading. Gross revenues were $59.6m, up […]
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