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competition

WM/R at Heart of Singapore Concerns over LSEG, Refintiv Merger

Singapore’s Competition and Consumer Commission (CCCS) says it wants a full, in-depth review of the proposed takeover of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), citing in particular the dominant position of the WM/R FX benchmark as a concern going forward. Based upon information supplied by the parties, the CCCS says it has raised competition […]

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 […]

And Another Thing…

Earlier this month, Virtu Financial announced it was rolling out a data analytics service, it was one of several initiatives launched by the firm since the acquisition of ITG and is yet another example of how the non-bank market making segment is seeking to evolve and, as a result of that evolution, move closer to […]

Competition Continues to Heat Up Amongst Liquidity Providers

As more non-bank liquidity providers become active in the FX space, firms need to find ways to differentiate themselves to their counterparties, says Giovanni Pillitteri, portfolio manager at HC Technologies.

“I do think that there will be certain consolidation in some counterparties,” he said in response to a question about increased competition amongst liquidity providers. “If your edge is only based on speed, that’s going to be commoditised, so you need to have the full spectrum of solutions and offer that full spectrum of solutions to counterparties to be able to compete in this environment.”

Pillitteri also emphasised the importance of having a broader, cross-asset approach to trading in order to be a successful FX liquidity provider.

And Finally…

Bitcoin futures are one month old which means the first maturities are happening and while I can’t think anyone would look at the futures for a ‘buy and hold’ strategy, the first month has been a somewhat sobering experience for many. There has, inevitably, been a lot of chatter about how volumes aren’t what they expected, although I can’t decipher whether this is genuine disappointment or just the crypto-bashers doing their thing, but either way, the modern day Green Shield Stamps haven’t followed the script.

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