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Bloomberg announced the release of its executable streaming for non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) on FXGO, its global Forex trading platform.
Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN) with one of the most extensive FX offerings across the globe, will be the first liquidity provider to participate. This 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 the power of Bloomberg’s FX execution and straight through processing (STP) tools with Standard Chartered’s robust provision of liquidity. Standard Chartered currently provides access to over 130 emerging market and G10 currencies across a wide array of products and delivery platforms.
NDFs function as an important trading, hedging and investment vehicle and are a growing part of the FX ecosystem, currently representing 19% of the FX Forward market, according to research from The Bank of International Settlements.
Mark Webster, Global Head of FX Sales at Standard Chartered said:
Being the first to offer streaming rates for NDFs on Bloomberg, we are increasing market transparency, making the NDF market more efficient, and giving our clients the latest technology to find better pricing — faster.
Tod Van Name, Bloomberg’s Global Head of FX Electronic Trading said:
Expanding Bloomberg’s Foreign Exchange trading platform, FXGO, to support streaming of NDFs enables us to give the FX community more access to emerging markets, while bringing new levels of automation, trading efficiency and market transparency to our clients.
Standard Chartered is helping to lead the way at a time when the global market is looking for new ways to improve liquidity, and via one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing FX platforms.
Executable NDF prices are available on FXGO’s trading grid, a Bloomberg Launchpad component that offers streaming prices from leading liquidity providers, all in one place. FXGO also provides subscribers with seamless tools for end-to-end execution of spot, forwards, options, precious metals and deposits.