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EBS

In the FICC of It

There is plenty for Colin Lambert and Galen Stops to get their teeth into this week as the BIS released a series of papers studying the data in the Triennial FX Turnover Survey. From working out who the mysterious “others” were in the survey, through some initially confusing execution data, to a signalling of the […]

And Finally…

Is it time to really start to get worried about the primary FX venues? I have written before about the decline in volumes at these venues but one could be forgiven for thinking the decline is now becoming a little precipitate. Both Refinitiv and EBS reported their lowest spot ADV since they started reporting (so […]

EBS, Refinitiv Hit New Low as Primary Venues Confirm Downbeat November

Following downbeat reports from other venues earlier this week, the primary FX venues have also released weak volume data for November, with all three of CME, EBS and Refinitiv Matching reporting their lowest ADV for the year to date – the latter two platforms actually hitting their lowest ADV since they started reporting data over […]

Primary FX Venues See Volume Drop in October

The primary FX trading venues all saw a decline in activity in October. CME Group says it handled 804,000 FX contracts on its futures and options suite for a notional value of $74.6 billion – this is an 11% decline from October 2018 and a 24.1% decline from September’s roll month. CME’s EBS also saw […]

EBS Claims African NDF First

CME Group’s EBS says it has conducted the first ever African NDF trade on a central limit order book (CLOB) trading platform with a one-month dollar-Kenyan shilling NDF executed on EBS Market between Bank of America and Citi. The firm says it has also added one-month pairs for the dollar against the Nigerian naira, the […]

Primary FX Venues See Volume Drop

The primary FX venues have reported a year-on-year decline in spot FX volume, however the news was slightly more positive on a month-on-month basis. CME Group says that it handled notional value of $102.7 billion per day in September, an 8.3% decline from September 2018 but a 29.3% increase from August 2019 – reflecting September’s […]

EBS Direct Gets a New Platform

EBS is replacing the platform for EBS Direct with one designed to provide enhanced capacity and speed, delivering roundtrip processing times below 50 microseconds. EBS says that the new platform, which is now live in beta-testing with clients, will feature faster market data and will provide greater certainty of execution and improved fill ratios. The […]

FXPB: It’s Been a Bumpy Road

Galen Stops charts the ups and downs of FX prime brokerage over the past 20 years and looks at how this segment of the market might be ripe for innovation going forward. Ask anyone who has been around in the FX market for the past 20 years to list the key developments that have shaped […]

And Another Thing…

I am struggling to find someone who was not surprised by the BIS data on Monday, I think most of us who study the FX committee semi-annual data closely expected somewhere around the $6 trillion mark, but obviously it blew through that by another 10%. This very much reflects the growth in emerging markets to […]

EBS Direct Targets a Broader Client Base with Platform Rebuild

As CME Group prepares to announce the launch of a new platform for EBS Direct, Galen Stops has the exclusive interview with Jeff Ward, global head of EBS, about what the platform will offer and how trading venues can differentiate themselves in an increasingly data-driven environment. Galen Stops: Why did you decide that it was […]