Tag Archives: FX

Global FX Investors Increasingly Seek Non-bank Liquidity

Below is the press release for my most recent paper examining changes in the global FX market.  The bottom line: big banks will continue to play a huge role, but non-bank liquidity providers will up there game increasingly interacting directly with institutional investors.  Bloomberg News also highlighted our finding that hedge fund use of execution… Read More »

15 for 15: Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2015

Market structure happenings have been fast and furious since 2009, and 2014 did not disappoint.  Mandatory SEF trading finally began, fixed income electronic trading continued its steady incline, the current shape of the US equity market was once again brought to the forefront and the cost of capital continued its assault on the banking industry.… Read More »

FX volumes are down, but its more than just economics

First some admin notes.  We’ve recently created an official Greenwich Associates market structure blog.  The goal was to create a seamless method for us to get new research and commentary out to the market.  The market structure commentary I’ve been posting here at Kevin on the Street will mostly all end up on the new… Read More »

FX Markets are Ready for a Shake-up

The biggest finding in our latest report on FX electronic trading was nothing.  Our 1500+ interviews with global FX users showed continued growth in electronic trading (74% of users trade FX on the screen), growth in execution algorithm usage (expecting 65% growth in 2014) and high hedge fund use of the two.  But those data… Read More »

Setting FX Benchmarks with Observable Data – My Interview with CCTV America

For a market that is so electronic, using observable data to set benchmark rates shouldn’t be much of a stretch.  About two weeks ago I did a taped interview for Central China TV (CCTV)  America to discuss this an the electronification of FX more generally.  The interview includes my attempt at explaining electronic trading in… Read More »

Why Regulatory Changes Will Drive FX Trading Volume to Futures

Its been my experience that many in the market are ignoring FX in the global derivatives reform debate, thinking of them as broadly exempt from new rules.  This view is a bit of a red herring.  Our latest research report digs into the regulations set to hit the FX derivatives market and the impact they… Read More »

Greenwich Associate’s Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2014

The year 2013 will likely go down as the year of mandatory clearing. Once ignored by eager financial market professionals as boring back-office stuff, collateral management, credit limits and all other things clearing stood front and center in 2013 as swaps went from a 10-day clearing cycle to a 10-second clearing cycle. Given the progress… Read More »

Greenwich Research: Derivatives Rules to Disrupt Move of FX to Multi-Dealer Platforms

We just published some new research that looks at buy side use of single-dealer platforms and multi-dealer platforms in the FX market.  Our historical usage data shows MDPs overtaking SDPs slow but surely – but new regulations (most notably footnote 88) are temporarily reversing that trend.  Particular interesting (to me at least) in this report… Read More »