Euronext FX Launches in Singapore09.23.2019 By Rob Daly Editor-at-Large
Euronext today announces the successful launch of Euronext FX in Singapore. Having been first announced on 26 March 2019 for a target launch date of Q4 2019, the venue was launched months ahead of schedule, with the first spot foreign exchange trades occurring on 09 September 2019 between two global banks.
Euronext FX has the first-ever FX matching engine to be launched in Singapore; the initiative is a direct response to client requests for more FX trading facilities in the region.
The new matching engine adds to the global capabilities of Euronext FX, which already operates matching engines in New York, London, and Tokyo.
The Singapore launch reflects Euronext FX’s ambition to be closer to its clients worldwide and creates a strong development base to become a major electronic FX marketplace in the region. It also enables clients across the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong, to benefit from an improved trading experience and connectivity.
“Euronext FX’s decision to establish a matching engine and open an office in Singapore is an important and exciting step in the growth of our reach,” said Kevin Wolf, CEO of Euronext FX. “As the largest FX center in Asia and the third-largest globally, Singapore is a strategically important market and poised to be a critical global hub for electronic foreign exchange trading – as evidenced by the recent influx of global firms since we first announced our intention to establish an operation here. We look forward to continuing to work with the Monetery Authority of Singapore (MAS) and appreciate their active support to further grow the local financial ecosystem and our footprint.”
Nearly all cleared activity is in non-deliverable forwards (NDFs).
CLSNet standardizes and centralizes post-trade processes across FX.
The two platforms will link trading workflows in emerging markets bonds and currency swaps.
FX clearing offers operational efficiencies and credit intermediation.
This is the first phase of implementing NDF and Spot Matching, and streaming relationship venues in Asia.