Engaging the peer-to-peer naysayers. | FX HedgePool podcast series. | Episode 1

September 14, 2020
FX HedgePool

Engaging the peer-to-peer naysayers. | FX HedgePool podcast series. | Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of FX HedgePool’s podcast series. In this podcast, we discuss several key points raised in the August 2020 FX Markets article “Swaps Platform Aims to Cut Out The Banks - But Not Entirely", which features FX HedgePool. This offered lots of great perspectives - and, not surprisingly, some anonymous sell side traders posed doubts about FX peer-to-peer trading that we were excited to discuss.

We’ve also incorporated parts of a webinar discussion with Matthew Walsh - Head of Prime Services Sales, Americas at Standard Chartered Bank - into this episode, to address the following questions:

- Aside from the bid/offer spread, which tends to be fairly efficient anyway, what does the buy side gain?

- When clients need to access markets quickly and transfer risk, they tend to go to their partner banks. How would peer-to-peer work in a liquidity situation like we just had?

- Asset managers can quickly butt up against the credit limit of a small pool of dealers - how can this be dealt with?

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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FX HedgePool is a multi-award winning matching platform for the mid-market execution of FX swaps that is transforming the market through its breakthrough unbundling of liquidity from credit. This is unlocking vast potential for passive hedgers to provide liquidity to each other, while leveraging existing counterparty relationships for credit provision. Passive hedgers can now access a new source of safe and dependable liquidity, eliminating unnecessary friction for both the buy-side and the sell-side. Founded in 2019, FX HedgePool is on a mission to modernize institutional FX through bold innovation and leading-edge technology for the betterment of all.