Barcap aims to capture FX volatility

“The FX volatility market has grown dramatically,” says Andy Kaufmann, co-head of FX structuring at Barclays Capital. “If one looks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) numbers, the FX options volume has grown four-fold between 2001 and 2007, and we are in effect looking at US$200 billion a day. But most market participants wishing to access the value available in the volatility markets can only do so in an indirect fashion, using instruments such as currency calls or puts. This is

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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