Banks struggle to build FX as liquidity slows

Ripples in water

A sharp fall in liquidity this year has taken its toll on the foreign exchange market. Many platforms have reported significantly depleted volumes, but the illiquidity is also affecting banks, with many large forex players restructuring their businesses, and banks that have recently sought to grow their forex capabilities are struggling to maintain the momentum.

"Many banks have beefed-up their forex offering in recent years. From a cost-to-income point of view, it is very attractive, but if you

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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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