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As leverage requirements make FX exposures a bigger pain point for the banks, many are looking towards compression services to solve for this. Galen Stops looks at how these services work and what they could mean for the industry.
One of the responses by global regulatory bodies to the 2008 financial crisis was to require banks to hold more capital against their financial exposures, creating a bigger buffer to protect them against adverse market conditions.
Capital constraints have widely been cited as a reason for declining activity in some markets and liquidity events in other, therefore it is not surprising that compression services, whereby offsetting trades are netted off against one another to reduce the notional amount on banks’ balance sheets, have found favour amongst banks and major dealers.
Cobalt DL (Cobalt), which plans to launch distributed ledger-based FX post-trade platform in 2017, has announced a partnership with SETL to deploy its Open CSD distributed ledger within the platform.
Although a spokesperson for Cobalt declined to name a targeted go-live date for the platform next year, the firm claims that it has 15 institutional FX participants already committed to the service.
Profit & Loss previously reported on Cobalt’s plans to try and reduce post-trade costs for financial services firms by creating a shared view of trade data.