Tag: swaps

swaps

CFTC Extends Relief for UMR

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Heath Tarbert today released a statement outlining the commission’s unanimous vote last night to finalise a one-year extension of the initial margin compliance deadline for market participants with the smallest uncleared swaps portfolios. “I am committed to ensuring that initial margin remains a core risk-mitigating component of the global […]

How Technology and Data Are Opening the Door to FX Automation

Sebastian Hofmann-Werther, Head of EMEA at 360T, explains how the barriers preventing greater automation for trading non-spot FX products are being overcome, and why buy-side firms could stand to benefit significantly as a result of this. We would argue that the benefits of automating FX trades are largely self-evident. After all, you only have to […]

CLS Volumes Decline Marginally in December

The average daily volume (ADV) of trades submitted to CLS was $1.6 trillion in December, down 0.5% month-on-month, but up 2.8% year-on-year. Swaps trades accounted for $1.1 trillion of this total ADV last month, down 8.3% from the $1.2 trillion recorded in November 2019, but up 4.6% compared to December 2018. The total ADV of […]

360T Goes Live with FX Swaps Platform

360T has launched a fully automated FX swaps limit orderbook with mid-rate matching capability, called 360TGTX MidMatch. It offers a fully visible limit orderbook that will allow market makers to stream curves out to two years, while the Swaps Data Feed that 360T has spent two years developing with 20 bank partners, will act as […]

BIS: How Did We Get to $6.6 Trillion?

The Bank for International Settlements’ Triennial Survey of FX Turnover sent the market’s activity benchmark to a new high, but what drove the growth and what does it mean for the industry? Colin Lambert finds out. The first thing to note about the Bank for International Settlements’ $6.6 billion figure for average daily turnover in […]

Time to Embrace the Data Revolution

The winds of change have begun to blow in the world of FX swaps, and as a result it’s becoming increasingly apparent that knowledge — in the form of accurate market data — truly is power. Today, whether pricing or hedging FX swap trades, banks are still relying on market data feeds that are merely […]

Tradition Brokers First AUD/USD Swap Trade on LCH SwapAgent

Tradition has facilitated the first brokered AUD/USD cross-currency swap trade using LCH SwapAgent, a service designed to simplify the processing, margining and settlement of non-cleared derivatives. The AUD/USD trade was executed between Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and another counterparty on November 20. Nathan Ondyak, global head of LCH SwapAgent, comments: “Since launching in 2017, […]

FIA Voices Concern Over Proposed Swaps Clearing Rules

The Futures Industry Association (FIA) has issued a letter expressing concern that proposed cross-border clearing house rules do not create a comprehensive framework to facilitate access to foreign cleared markets by US customers. FIA’s comments were in response to two separate, but similar, rule proposals by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The first, Exemption […]

DekaBank Moves Trades from LCH to Eurex Ahead of Brexit

With the UK still headed for a Brexit in 2020, subject to December’s General Election, German banking group DekaBank, the securities services provider of the German Savings Banks Finance Group, has successfully transferred a substantial portion of its swap book from UK-based LCH to Frankfurt-based Eurex Clearing in a single day. What the firm calls […]

HKEX Eyes FX Clearing Growth

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) becomes the latest major exchange group to identify FX clearing as a growth area, after announcing last week that its OTC Clear service handled its first deliverable FX swaps and forward contracts. The banks involved in the transaction – which was hailed by HKEX as “a step forward in […]