Markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP plc (LON:IAP) has just published its electronic markets volumes for the first month of the new year, with trading volumes on FX trading platform EBS staging a sharp increase in monthly terms.
Average daily volumes at EBS amounted to $103.8 billion in January 2016, up 39% from the reading of $74.8 billion registered in December 2015. In annual terms, however, the comparison was less positive, as the January 2016 result was 20% down from the reading of $129.6 billion in ADV registered in January 2015.
Looking at other market segments, we can note the steep month-on-month rise (+42%) in US Treasury volumes. These were also up 10% from January 2015 levels.
US repo volumes fell in annual (-8%) and monthly terms (-9%), whereas European repo volumes were unchanged from January 2015 and grew 1% from December 2015 levels.
ICAP’s report can be viewed by clicking here.