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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 […]

HKEX Drops Pursuit of LSEG

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has announced that it will not make an offer for the London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG), despite proposing a deal to combine the companies last month worth £31.6 billion. “The board of HKEX continues to believe that a combination of LSEG and HKEX is strategically compelling and […]

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 […]

In the FICC of it

Although there was plenty of news for Profit & Loss’ managing editor, Colin Lambert, and editor, Galen Stops, to get their teeth stuck into this week, the duo focused on just three main stories. First of all, they discuss the news that former HSBC head of cash FX trading, Mark Johnson, has lost his appeal […]

LSEG Board Swats Aside HKEX Proposal, Stays Focused on Refinitiv

The board of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has unanimously rejected the unsolicited offer made earlier this week by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of LSEG. “The board has fundamental concerns about the key aspects of the Conditional Proposal: strategy, deliverability, form of consideration and value,” says […]

FXall Sees Large Growth in Buy Side Algo Adoption

Refinitiv says that the adoption of execution algorithms by buy side traders on its FXall platform increased 41% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019, following continued investment in the platform’s algo trading capabilities. This year, FXall introduced the ability for users to slice algo tickets into several “child” orders, giving them more flexibility to […]

HKEX Bids £31.6bn for LSEG

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has made a proposal to the board of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to combine the two companies in a deal worth £31.6 billion. This deal would scupper the proposed $27 billion deal for LSEG to buy Refinitiv. “LSEG and HKEX are two of the world’s premier market […]

Financial Firms Plan to Increase Cloud Usage: Survey

Financial institutions across the globe will allocate almost half (48%) of their IT budget to spending on public cloud services in 2020, up from 41% this year and 34% in 2018, according to the results of Refinitiv’s latest research into the use of cloud technology for financial data. The findings are based on a survey of 300 […]

Primary Venues See Volume Rise in August

After a desperate July there was better news for the primary FX trading venues in August with all seeing an increase in activity. CME Group says that it handled an average of 821,000 contracts in its FX futures and options product suite, which Profit & Loss estimates to represent around $81.2 billion in notional terms. […]