Mixed News from FX Platforms

FXSpotStream, Integral and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have released their first volume data for the year and it is a real mixed bag, with one up month-on-month but down year-on-year and the other two down from December but up from January 2019. FXSpotStream says its average daily volume was $37 billion in January, taking the 21 […]
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Platform Volumes Recover in January

As to be expected the first round of FX platforms to provide volume data indicate that turnover increased from December, however two of the three did show a year-on-year decline. CboeFX says average daily volume (ADV) on its FX platforms was $33.6 billion, a 12.4% increase from December, but a 6.7% decline from the previous […]
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GFXC Issues Report into Anonymous Trading

The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC) has released a report The Role of Disclosure and Transparency on Anonymous E-Trading Platforms alongside the results of its 2019 survey of attitudes towards the FX Global Code ahead of the impending three-year review. The anonymous trading report maps out and describes the current e-trading platform landscape, with a […]
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Redline Onboards 24 Exchange for NDF Trading

Redline Trading Solutions has announced today that 24 Exchange is now supported by its InRush Ticker Plant and Order Execution Gateway for its FX clients. Redline provides market data and order execution systems for automated trading, while 24 Exchange is an offshore OTC trading platform launched last year that offers NDF trading, although it plans […]
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And Finally…

Those of you who stayed with me to the end on Thursday’s column would have seen the teaser over why I think this is not the time to be buying an FX platform – so here is my thinking, and it’s pretty bleak. I have been asked in the past why I have such a […]
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Cboe Doubles Down on its Data-Driven Approach

Cboe is doubling down on its data-driven approach to FX matching as it looks to ramp up its NDF offering and build out its new analytics platform. Profit & Loss has previously reported on Cboe FX’s decision to change how it manages liquidity, shifting away from a qualitative approach towards a much more quantitative one. […]
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And Another Thing…

It hasn’t taken long in the new year for an old favourite to roll around – platform sales. The rumour mill currently has two platforms in the process of being bought – obviously by unnamed exchange groups – and a third under consideration. I have learned to be cautious of such chatter and as I […]
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Digital Vega Continues Expanding Ahead of 2020 Launches

Digital Vega is continuing to ramp up its business ahead of a series of new launches this year with the hire of Rob Wemyss as a non-executive director and head of business development. Wemyss, who joins after 25 years with JP Morgan where he was global head of FX options, is the latest in a […]
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SynOption Launch Reinforces Singapore FX Push

Singapore’s efforts to make itself the leading FX hub in Asia has seen several players in the spot market locate their pricing engines in the city state, but on January 27 that centre’s FX offering will be boosted by the opening of an institutional FX options trading platform with SynOption due to start trading. Initially […]
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Full Amount Trading Spiked on Cboe FX Last Year

Amidst a generally challenging year for OTC FX trading platforms, Cboe FX saw a significant increase in full amount trading on its platform in 2019. The average daily volume (ADV) of trading on Cboe FX in 2019 was $32.3 billion, down 13.6% from the ADV of $37.4 billion that it recorded in 2018. However, it’s […]
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