06.04.2020

BNY Mellon Expands FX Footprint in Singapore

BNY Mellon announced that it will build a high-performance FX pricing and trading engine in partnership with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the latest milestone as the bank continues to enhance its foreign exchange presence in the region.

The bank will establish new low-latency electronic FX infrastructure in the Southeast Asian nation, helping to improve execution quality and price discovery for clients initially in spot, and subsequently in deliverable and non-deliverable forwards and swaps.

“We’ve spent the past four years fully integrating and accentuating our global FX capabilities, and this is just the next step in the bank’s commitment to the region, specifically to Singapore as the hub of our Asia G10 FX trading,” said Darren Boulos, Head of FX Sales and Trading in Asia-Pacific at BNY Mellon. “With the benefit of local support, we can accelerate our offering of additive liquidity to clients.”

“BNY Mellon is a welcome addition to Singapore’s FX e-trading ecosystem,” said Gillian Tan, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development, at MAS. “The importance of robust and resilient infrastructure to support FX trading activities cannot be understated, and we are heartened that FX players that have set up their regional pricing and matching engines in Singapore have reported greater efficiency in price discovery and improved execution for their clients.”

BNY Mellon already sees significant FX volumes in Singapore across more than 70 deliverable currencies, including in most restricted APAC markets, thanks to the uniquely uncorrelated liquidity that comes with executing daily flows for clients of its large custody franchise. In 2019, the bank set up a dedicated FX custody trading desk in Singapore, relocated its Short-Term Interest Rate Trading (STIRT) business from Hong Kong, and established a Singapore options trading desk.

Source: BNY Mellon

Related articles

  1. MarketAxess Expands in Asia

    Phase 5 of the uncleared margin rules (UMR) took effect from September 2021.

  2. The unit is part of the exchange's new LSEG Labs network.

  3. The Central Bank Digital Currency challenge had over 300 submissions from more than 50 countries.

  4. From The Markets

    Coinbase launches in Japan

    Coinbase has partnered with MUFG to help millions of people in Japan access the platform quickly.

  5. The exchange aims to build an offshore Mainland China equities derivatives suite in Hong Kong.