Tag: Liquidity

Liquidity

Forex Network Chicago: A Virtual Conference with a Difference

Next week on September 23 and 24, Profit & Loss hosts the latest of its virtual conferences, Forex Network Chicago, but this time things are different, with the addition of virtual exhibition booths for delegates to pop into during breaks between the panels. Registered attendees will be able to enter our exhibitor booths to see […]

Broctagon Launches Crypto Aggregation Tool

Singapore-based Broctagon has upgraded its Nexus 2.0 liquidity aggregator technology to include native altcoin liquidity management – a solution it says allows exchanges to regulate the demand and supply of their native altcoins via algo-automated execution to “achieve healthy liquidity and enhance token tradability”. The firm observes that unlike Bitcoin and major altcoins such as Ethereum and Litecoin, most […]

In the FICC of It

There is plenty to talk about for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert casts an eye over EBS’s plans to alter its matching engine infrastructure and shares some of the feedback he has received. He then has time to launch into a diatribe about the results of a survey last week indicating that spreads are […]

And Another Thing…

I had an interesting conversation with someone this week about competition in FX markets, specifically how in May, pricing in spot markets on aggregators and multi-dealer platforms become much more competitive. In many circles this is seen as liquidity “normalising” meaning spreads inevitably come in, but I think it also shows something else – the […]

The Translation Layer In FX

Sponsored content – David Holcombe, Product Lead for FX Futures and Clearing at 360T discusses breaking down the remaining barriers between OTC and Listed FX markets Recently there have been some well-publicised attempts by exchange groups to bridge the gap between OTC and Listed FX trading, however, these efforts have been lacking something crucial: a […]

CME Rolls Out C-Cross for FX Link

CME Group is to roll out its Committed Cross (C-Cross) functionality to FX Link. Subject to regulatory approvals the change is due to go live on July 27 meaning FX market participants will be able to communicate pre-execution to agree details of a transaction, including size, price and direction. Unlike block trades which are negotiated […]

And Finally…

It’s an interesting question to be asked, “why do you dislike customers so much?” I was asked just that when talking with someone (obviously a regular reader!) last week and it prompted a degree of introspection on my part before I answered confidently (is there any other way?), “No”. There is no argument from me […]

In the FICC of It

The move by Refinitiv to a 5ms data feed on its Spot Matching platform has grabbed Colin Lambert’s attention this week, leading him to call for an open debate in the FX industry over the length of last look windows. With both primary venues at 5ms, is it now the time for platforms to step […]

COVID-19 Global Impact on Swaps Market Liquidity

Liquidity in the swaps market came under pressure as the COVID-19 crisis spread globally in late February into early March, then rebounded after governments and central banks intervened. To understand the nature of the crisis and the consequences of the official sector interventions, Greenwich Associates, in conjunction with ISDA, interviewed 172 buy- and sell-side swaps […]