NEX Data (Nex Data), a NEX Group business that provides global pricing data and information solutions, and Tradition, one of the largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter commodity and financial products, announce today that they have agreed a distribution partnership.
Nex Data will become a key distributor for Tradition’s market data and information services division, TraditionDATA. The agreement includes real-time and end-of-day prices sourced directly from Tradition’s global electronic, hybrid and voice broking operations in all asset classes to include: interest rate derivatives, money markets, energy and commodities and fixed income products. It also covers data from Trad-X, Tradition’s electronic trading platform for OTC derivatives, and Tradition Asia, the interdealer broker’s Japanese and pan-Asian division.
Inter-dealer broker Tradition says it has delivered an initial margin optimisation in FX, after extending its partnership with compression and analytics provider LMRKTS.
The two firms announced a strategic partnership in 2016 to handle execution and compression processing for G10 FX forwards and they say in February they completed a Standard Initial Margin Model optimisation for NDFs with a group of Tradition’s clients.
Tradition says it used its existing infrastructure and connectivity, in combination with LMRKTS’s analytics, to provide the end-to-end service for participants.
Campbell Adams has left Tradition’s ParFX where he was head of market.
Adams has played a central role in the development of ParFX as it was his concept of the randomised “speed bump”, or a non-deterministic pause before an order is placed into the matching engine, that drove the initial project – Pure FX – that ultimately became ParFX.
Adams joined Tradition when the brokerage firm took over control of what was then named TraFXPure from a consortium of banks that had funded the initial development phases under Adams’ direction.
DeepWell Liquidity Management, a London-based agency broker, has added seven senior market professionals to its team across three continents as it eyes growth and expansion into different asset classes.
Launched in September 2017 as a subsidiary of Tradition, DeepWell offers global coverage across a range of OTC and exchange-traded FX products, including spot, forwards, options and futures.
The broker says that it has experienced high demand for its bespoke service from buy-side institutions and investors since launch, and now employs 15 staff members across Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific. The new hires will be based in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney.
The average daily volume (ADV) of spot FX traded on Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) in January was $61.2 billion, up month-on-month from $49.8 billion and up 5.5% from $58 billion in January 2018.This represents the third highest month of ADV ever, behind June and March 2018, when the platforms registered a total of $62.9 billion and $61.3 billion, respectively. Tullett Prebon’s SEF saw the most FX volume, with an ADV of $15.8 billion going through its platform last month. The next biggest by volume was the BGC SEF, which recorded an ADV of $12.4 billion in FX, followed by Tradition and GFI, which both recorded $9.4 billion.