FastMatch has slowest month of 2018 with September FX trading volumes at $18.6B ADV

FastMatch Euronext FX volumes

Following the normal summer slowdown in trading seen at a number of leading institutional FX platforms, Forex ECN FastMatch has reported that September 2018 FX trading volumes were down even further, coming in at $18.6 billion ADV. That is 4% below August’s $19.5 billion, and also represents the lowest average-daily-volume figure of any month in 2018 for FastMatch.FastMatch FX volumes Sep2018

FastMatch recently saw controlling shareholder Euronext increased its stake in the company to 97.3% after buying out ex CEO Dmitri Galinov. Mr. Galinov is challenging the terms of his exit from the company.

FastMatch has been very active the past few months, outside of the FX volumes count. In March the company named Alain Courbebaisse as its new Chairman, replacing Lee Hodgkinson. FastMatch announced the opening of a new sales office in Greenwich CT late last year, located near some of its major customers. FastMatch also recently stated that it was opening up its FX tape data to the general public.

FastMatch also got a new look and logo (see above) in December from new owner Euronext NV (EPA:ENX). FastMatch’s three shareholders – Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ:GLBR), Credit Suisse and BNY Mellon Corp – announced in May 2017 that they were selling 90% of the company to Euronext for $153 million. The transaction closed in mid August.

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