The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published its peer review of Mexico, which examined the implementation of the G20 commitments on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Mexico’s OTC derivatives market is relatively small from a global perspective, but is the largest in Latin America. The market has a substantial cross-border component, with foreign banks being important players, the […]
Keith Hill, an advisory board member at Caplin Systems who will be speaking at Profit & Loss’ Latin America event on March 25 in Mexico City, talks about the technological evolution of the crypto markets in relation to traditional FX. Profit & Loss: People of course associate Caplin with the FX market, what is your […]
Chris Soriano, executive director, head of cash emerging markets, Americas at EBS, will be speaking at the Profit & Loss Latin America event in Mexico City on March 25. Ahead of the event, he discusses the key opportunities and challenges facing firms trading NDFs, both in LatAm and globally. Profit & Loss: What do you […]
Remember to download and subscribe to In the FICC of It at the Apple iTunes store and this week you can enjoy Colin Lambert and Galen Stops stepping into tricky territory by discussing actual economic things! As always seems to be the case Lambert is mystified by a US government decision, while Stops suddenly has […]
As technology continues to shape financial markets, what are the implications for how FX products are traded in Latin America? The electronification of markets in continuing apace, yet many FX products outside of the spot market have proven stubbornly resistance to this trend. What are the barriers to automating NDFs, swaps and options, and are […]
The FX Global Code of Conduct remains one of the biggest initiatives in the foreign exchange industry for many years, wide a wide spectrum of different market participants around the world participating in the creation of the principles contained within it. But given that the Code was introduced to address a specific issue – evidence […]
Carlos Mosquera Benatuil, the CEO of Mexico-based Solidus Group, which focuses on digital finance through its crypto hedge fund, Solidus Capital, and crypto OTC desk, Solidus Markets, talks to Profit & Loss about why cryptoassets are more than just a vehicle for speculation in Latin America.
Profit & Loss: What are some of the key differences you see between crypto trading in Latam compared to the US?
Carlos Mosquera Benatuil: So there are only a few places for cryptoasset price discovery in Latam, but the bigger exchanges are pretty good. The market still lacks sophisticated traders, however, which has actually been a challenge for us as we’re looking to hire staff for the proprietary trading desk that we’re building out.
Edgewater Markets recently hosted an event in Lima, Peru, to celebrate the continued roll out of its new LatamFX.Pro platform. Galen Stops attended the event and sat down with the firm’s senior management to discuss why they’re making such a strong push in Latin America.
n a nutshell, the central thesis behind Edgewater Market’s Latam strategy is that their technology can be used to convert the NDF market into an NDF trading platform and thereby enabling local market participants to aggregate, consume and distribute FX rates more efficiently.
LCH is now actively clearing trades on behalf of a Mexico-domiciled participant.
BBVA Bancomer completed a cleared Mexican peso denominated TIIE interest rate swap, with BBVA SA Madrid acting as the clearing broker.
The transaction marks the first time a Mexican participant has used LCH SwapClear, following LCH’s recognition as a Foreign Central Counterparty (CCP) by Banco de México earlier this month.
John Horkan, LCH Group COO and head of North America, says: “We’re excited that BBVA Bancomer has become the first Mexican participant to clear its interest rate derivatives at SwapClear. This milestone swiftly follows LCH’s recent recognition as a Foreign CCP by Banco de México, allowing Mexican entities the benefit of accessing the global liquidity available in SwapClear.”
LCH has obtained recognition as a central counterparty from the Banco de México.
The recognition for LCH’s SwapClear Service is effective from 22 June 2018 and provides a greater choice of CCPs to those participants affected by the Mexican clearing mandate.
With this recognition, LCH can expand clearing to Mexican-domiciled market participants to support their interest rate derivatives trading activity.
LCH will continue to offer clearing to global participants for Mexican Peso-denominated interest rate derivatives as one of the 21 currencies offered by SwapClear. LCH clears for members and their clients based in 55 countries.