MSIM holds half of FX options notionals among US funds

Counterparty Radar: Manager tops up on USD/RMB calls to extend lead and helps Goldman into second place among dealers


Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has grown its footprint in foreign exchange options yet again, and now accounts for more than half the total volume of trades on the books of US mutual funds at the end of the fourth quarter, propelling Goldman Sachs into second place in the dealer rankings in the process.

Starting with a 21% market share in Q4 2020, the asset management arm of the US banking giant owned 50% of the FX options market by the end of last year. This represents a $39

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