Unsurprisingly, given the sharp slowdown seen after the March mayhem in FX markets, the latest FX committee turnover data indicates that April 2020 was a quieter month that April 2019, although the regional data is anything but consistent with that trend. Compared to the October 2019 survey, turnover was down across the board in all […]
Following what remains to some a surprisingly strong number from the Bank for International Settlements’ Triennial Survey of FX Turnover in April 2019, the latest semi-annual reports from seven of the world’s FX committees indicates that turnover increased again in October 2019. The UK and Canada hit new peaks for FX turnover in the month, […]
Within the UK’s FX Joint Standing Committee (JSC) report on FX turnover, the data on execution styles suggests a return to trend on the part of the channels through which participants are trading. The last two reports from the UK have been notable for a significant surge in spot business executed via the voice channel, […]
Although spot FX markets have been characterised as existing in a very low volatility and volume environment, the same cannot be said for the interest rate space, and that has enabled FX volumes to remain steady over the past year according to data from six regional FX committees. The FX committees of the UK, US, […]
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) has issued a letter criticising market participants for trying to shift the burden of enforcing internal policies and controls towards FX dealers.
In the letter, the FXC says that its member firms have noted that FX market participants occasionally send notices, letters and other communications (“authorisation letters”) to dealing firms “that limit and/or restrict the authority of individuals to submit orders or instructions, trade, invest or authorise settlement-related instructions on the firm’s behalf”.