FXSpotStream LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiquidityMatch LLC, today announced that Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) has joined as a new liquidity providing bank to FXSpotStream’s clients. Standard Chartered adds to the liquidity available from FXSpotStream’s existing liquidity providers, which include BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citi, Commerzbank AG, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
Alan F. Schwarz, CEO, stated: “We have had a great start this year with double digit year on year Q1 client and volume growth. The addition of Standard Chartered following Credit Suisse’s joining in March continues our rapid expansion in all aspects of the business. Our relationship with Standard Chartered will serve FXSpotStream and its clients well as we continue to expand our client base and increase trading volumes in the Asia-Pacific region. On the product side, we are also seeing a healthy increase in FX swaps volume supported by the service since the launch of FX outrights and swaps late last year together with RFS functionality. We expect to take Standard Chartered live in early July.”
Chris Allington, Head of FX at Standard Chartered said: “We have been very satisfied as a client of FXSpotStream since the early days of the service going live, so it was natural for us to expand the relationship and join as a liquidity provider. FXSpotStream’s no brokerage fee model offers us a less expensive, more efficient way to transact directly with our clients with the same flexibility we have over our direct connection. We look forward to offering our clients an alternative means to transact with Standard Chartered.”
Mark Webster, Head of FX Sales at Standard Chartered added: “FXSpotStream’s unique model will enable Standard Chartered to transact more volume with our clients at a lower cost. We are delighted at the opportunity to expand the business relationship and join as a liquidity provider. We look forward to growing the partnership with FXSpotStream as we continue to deliver better pricing and service to our clients.”
Alex Maillard, Global Head of FXPM, Rates & Credit e-Distribution, UBS stated “We are extremely pleased with FXSpotStream’s growth and welcome Standard Chartered as the 11th liquidity provider to join the service. The near doubling of the number of liquidity providers in just over 3 years after the service went live confirms that market participants need a new, more efficient, less expensive way to transact with clients bilaterally. FXSpotStream continues to exceed our expectations with its impressive liquidity provider, volume, client and product expansion.”
Paul Scott, Global Head of e-risk and Spot FX at Commerzbank, added “Commerzbank has been involved in and supported FXSpotStream since its formation in late 2011. We are delighted to see another market participant join the service. This addition further enhances liquidity provider diversification for clients using FXSpotStream to transact with multiple banks over a single connection. Commerzbank is pleased to be part of a utility that is leading the industry in delivering a unique, no brokerage fee solution that today supports pricing of FX spot, forwards and swaps and spot Precious metals on an RFS and streaming basis.”
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