ICAP-EBS and Thomson Reuters see large August drop in FX volumes


As per the charts below, Thomson Reuters’ August FX daily average volumes of $115 billion were its slowest since 2010, and ICAP’s EBS — at $95.5 billion — dropped below the magic $100B number for just the second time since 2005! EBS and its new management team is actually under even more pressure, as Thomson Reuters turned up the heat by closing on its acquisition of FXall during August.

The number we’re actually most anxiously waiting for is from Hotspot FX, to see if the problems at parent Knight Capital Group affected volumes at Hotspot.

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