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CLS Volumes Confirm July Slowdown

The average daily volume (ADV) of FX trades submitted to CLS was $1.75 trillion in July, down 7.1% from June, but up 6.8% compared to July 2018. Swaps account for $1.25 trillion of CLS’s ADV last month, down from $1.3 trillion in June, but up from $1.15 trillion in July last year. Spot FX ADV […]

CLS Launches Same Day Settlement Service

CLS has unveiled CLSNow, a same day settlement service that was first mooted in September 2017. The bilateral, same-day FX gross payment-versus-payment (PvP) settlement service has been launched with JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as the first banks to go live. The firm says CLSNow enables banks to exchange currency positions with mitigated settlement risk […]

CLS Volumes Consistent with June Uptick

The average daily volume (ADV) of FX trades submitted to CLS was $1.88 trillion in June, up 16.1% from May, but down very slightly from the $1.899 trillion recorded in June 2018. The ADV of FX swaps sent to CLS was $1.303 trillion last month, up 15.8% from May, but flat year on-on-year. FX spot […]

CLS Volumes Flat in May

The average daily volume (ADV) of FX trades submitted to CLS in May was $1.62 trillion, marginally down from the $1.63 trillion it reported in April. The ADV of FX swaps submitted to CLS in May was $1.19 trillion, down 4.14% month-on-month and down 5.3% year-on-year. The ADV of FX forwards trades submitted to CLS […]

CLS Names New CEO

CLS has named Marc Bayle de Jessé as its new CEO, effective 2 December. He joins from the European Central Bank (ECB) where he is currently director general, market infrastructure and payments and chair of the Market Infrastructure Board. In his current role, de Jessé is responsible for defining and steering the implementation of policies […]

CLS Adds Four to Board

CLS appointed four new directors to its Board of Directors at its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 7. The new additions to the board are: Vidya Bittianda, general manager for risk analytics and insight at Westpac; Sheryl Kennedy, who until December 2018 was the CEO of Promontory Financial Group Canada; Edward Sterba, senior executive […]

CLS Volumes Reflect April Slowdown

The average daily volume (ADV) of FX trades submitted to CLS in April was $1.63 trillion, down 12.5% from the $1.86 trillion reported in March 2019. This is consistent with previous reports from Profit & Loss showing that the multibank FX trading venues which publicly release their volumes all saw double digit decreases in percentage […]

The New Imperative: Active Liquidity Management

Angus Scott, head of product at CLS, outlines the industry and regulatory drivers that mean banks have to be able to manage liquidity intraday; as well as the internal and external solutions which can help them to achieve this. Intra-day liquidity – the assets needed to settle the daily obligations that arise between banks, broker […]

CLS Volumes Tick Up in March

The average daily volume (ADV) of FX trades submitted to CLS was $1.86 trillion last month, up 8% compared to February but largely flat compared to March 2018. The ADV of spot trades submitted to CLS was $439 billion, up 9.2% month-on-month and but down 8.5% year-on-year. The ADV of swaps was $1.31 trillion, up […]

FX Volumes Drop Sharply In February: Platforms

The three primary FX venues to report average daily volume (ADV) data have reinforced data from a second group that activity in the market was low in February.
Refinitv says it handled $87 billion in spot ADV in February, down 8.4% from January and down 23% from February 2018, while CME Group says both its futures and EBS businesses saw similar declines.
CME Group reports ADV in futures and options contracts of 762,000, which Profit & Loss estimates to be notional volume of $75.4 billion. This is a 9.2% drop month-on-month but down 30% year-on-year.