Tag: Derivatives

Derivatives

Cross-Border Trading, Clearing Feature in New Derivatives Study

FIA today released a study on trading and clearing trends in derivatives markets. The study assesses market sentiment towards several major market structure trends, including the impact of capital requirements, the adoption of central clearing, the transition away from Libor, and the implementation of margin requirements on uncleared derivatives. The study includes insights on the views […]

ISDA to Try Again on Pre-Cessation Fallbacks

Following a consultation that failed to come to a consensus last year, The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has announced that it will re-consult on how to implement pre-cessation fallbacks. Based on the results of that consultation, ISDA says it will move quickly to deliver the appropriate, industry endorsed fallback solution later this year. […]

Global Exchange Traded FX Growth Anemic in 2019

The volume of exchange traded currency futures and options traded in 2019 grew just 0.2% compared to the previous year, according to new data from the Futures Industry Association (FIA). In total, 3.9 billion currency futures and options were traded on exchanges last year. This means that in percentage terms, this segment – which accounted […]

Geopolitics Drives Record 2019 FX Volumes for SGX

SGX saw record volumes in its FX futures during 2019, which it credits to heightened trading activity due to geopolitical factors. The exchange is reporting aggregate FX volumes of $1.3 trillion for 2019, up 44% from $914 billion in 2018, with a total of 23.5 million futures contracts traded on its platform last year, a […]

LCH Reports Record Volumes for 2019

LCH has announced that 2019 was a record year for volumes across multiple asset classes, including FX.  Over $18 trillion in notional value was cleared by ForexClear, LCH’s FX derivatives clearing service, in 2019. This represents a 5% increase from the previous year. Of this total, $60.5 billion was client cleared notional, a sixfold increase […]

HKEX’s OTC Clear Granted Regulatory Approval in Japan

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEX) subsidiary, OTC Clearing Hong Kong (OTC Clear), has received approval to offer client clearing services to banks in Japan. OTC Clear was set up in 2013 to provide OTC derivatives central clearing services. Profit & Loss reported last year that OTC Clear had identified FX as a growth area […]

ISDA Launches Another Ibor Consultation

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a supplemental consultation on the spread and term adjustments that would apply to fallbacks for derivatives referencing euro Libor and Euribor in the event those benchmarks are permanently discontinued. This represents the fourth consultation on the issue by ISDA in recent years and will also cover technical […]

LedgerX Founders Placed on Administrative Leave

LedgerX co-founders and senior executives, Paul Chou and Juthica Chou, have been placed on administrative leave by the board of directors of the platform’s parent company, Ledger Holdings. The board has installed Larry Thompson, formerly vice chairman of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), as interim CEO and lead director of the firm. Paul […]

The CTA Conundrum

Amidst a period of poor performance by CTAs, speakers at Forex Network Chicago discussed how these firms should be adapting to a period of sustained low volatility. The panellists all agreed that a large part of the reason why CTA returns have been so low since the financial crisis — with the exception of 2014 […]

Siemans Gamesa Goes Green With FX Hedging

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) says that it has arranged ”sustainable” FX hedging  contracts, totalling €174 million, with BNP Paribas. These are the first FX hedging deals to be arranged under BNP Paribas’s new sustainable derivatives platform, which is linked to the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In a release announcing this news, SGRE […]