Sofiane Saidi is set to leave LCH Clearnet, where he currently works in NDF and FX options product development, according to market sources.
Profit & Loss understands that although no official date has been set for Saidi’s departure from the ...
Bats Global Markets (Bats) has announced plans to acquire Javelin, a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) that is registered with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).According to Bats, the deal is intended to accelerate it plans to offer trading ...
Thursday marks an important day for financial markets with a fragmented regulatory regime about to come into force, and NDF and FX options markets are right in the firing line. Will the already fragile liquidity picture in these markets worsen?
Clearing house LCH says its ForexClear service has seen 10 entities turn to actively clearing FX non-deliverable forwards in the past six months and that it has experienced a “significant” rise in cleared notional and trade count in 2016, with over $220 billion in notional cleared to date in September 2016.
As of 23 September, the firm says over $1 trillion in notional has been cleared in 2016.
“The uncleared margin rules that are coming into force across the world have been a catalyst for driving eligible and appropriate derivatives trades towards central clearing,” says Daniel Maguire, LCH’s global head of rates and FX derivatives.
Bats Global Markets completed its acquisition of Javelin SEF, a swap execution facility (SEF).
The deal was announced on August 11, 2016 and received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on October 23, 2016.
Javelin has been integrated with Bats Hotspot, the institutional FX trading platform, in order to enable trading in non-deliverable forwards (NDFs). Hotspot already offers trading in outright deliverable forward contracts. Dodd Frank Act provisions mandate that certain market participants have to trade NDFs on SEFs.
ForexClear, LCH Clearnet’s centrally cleared FX operation, reported record volumes in October, driven in large part by activity in Latin American currencies.
The CCP cleared $500 billion in notional in October, with over 20,000 trades cleared in just one week and almost 80,000 cleared during the entire month.
By contrast, in July less than 20,000 contracts with a notion value of less than $125 billion were cleared at the CCP.
ForexClear says that while an increase in Asia currency NDF volumes helped drive this growth, Latin American currencies saw and even greater increase in activity, with $64 billion of BRL fixing at the end of the month.
The Malaysian Ringgit is approaching its lowest trading level against the US dollar since the Asian crisis in 1998 when the country was prompted to introduce capital controls.
In an attempt to stem the outflow of MYR, the country’s central bank, Bank Negara, last week issued a warning regarding offshore NDF trading – a move widely seen as a reintroduction of capital controls – by sending letters to compliance heads at onshore and offshore banks demanding they commit to ceasing offshore trade of MYR NDFs.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced legal proceedings on a consent basis against ANZ and Macquarie Bank in relation to alleged attempts to engage in cartel conduct in FX markets.
The ACCC says that following cooperation by ANZ and Macquarie, the parties have agreed that a Macquarie trader and multiple traders within ANZ engaged in a private chatroom to discuss daily submissions to be made to the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) in relation to the benchmark rate for the Malaysian ringgit fixing rate.
Bloomberg has launched executable streaming non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) on FXGO, its global foreign exchange trading platform.
Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) will be the first liquidity provider to participate. Bloomberg says that the new offering will allow the bank to contribute executable pricing across a wide range of Asian and Latin American non-deliverable currencies to meet the needs of its corporate and institutional clients.
The solution integrates Bloomberg's FX execution and straight-through processing (STP) tools with StanChart’s liquidity. It’s designed to offer end-to-end workflow for NDF trading to the bank’s clients that wish to execute via the Bloomberg Terminal.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined Société Générale $450,000 for failures in the reporting of certain FX transactions.
The CFTC says that the French bank failed to properly report certain NDF transactions to a swap data repository (SDR), and failed to report to an SDR a large number of FX swap, FX forward, and NDF transactions in a timely manner, in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC Regulations.
herefore, the CFTC announced an order today requiring Société Générale to pay a $450,000 civil monetary penalty and to cease and desist from committing further violations of the CEA and CFTC Regulations.