Ripping off the Band-Aids in FX post trade
Now is the time to deploy modern FX post trade systems that are suited to an innovative, electronic market. The benefits of making the change far outweigh the risk. While new community-based approaches should be adopted to solve industry-wide challenges, there is ample opportunity for firms to differentiate themselves through proprietary post-trade technology.
Overcoming fragmentation in the FX market
Over the last decade, fragmentation has become the defining characteristic in the global FX market. At the same time, growing volumes, changing regulation and radically lower thresholds for risk elevate the need for participants to optimize post-trade technology infrastructure. The next step for the industry is to integrate with new centralized infrastructure that makes trade lifecycle management more efficient.
FX clearing: What’s next?
While regulators have paused their drive to require clearing of NDFs, the volume of FX derivatives voluntarily cleared by the industry is increasing. This comes amid a push to streamline post-trade processes to reduce costs, complexity and operational risk. New infrastructure can help the industry scale for growth, improve resiliency and prepare for the day when clearing is mandatory.
Defining the new FX post-trade paradigm
Over the last decade, the foreign exchange market has experienced record growth in trade volume. Innovation in trade execution, the introduction of prime brokerage services and the entry of new participants trading a wider range of products have transformed FX derivatives markets. Post-trade systems now need a similar transformation to keep pace with these and other fundamental changes.