ICAP's spot fx volume down 15% YoY, total volume up 19%

It seems that the biggest decrease in ICAP’s fx volume was in majors which in part was offset by growth

It seems that the biggest decrease in ICAP’s fx volume was in majors which in part was offset by growth in emerging/exotic currencies.

Total ICAP Electronic Broking Volumes for EBS and BrokerTec Platforms Increase 19% in February Year on Year

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ICAP, the world’s premier interdealer broker, announced today that total electronic broking volumes for the month of February on the BrokerTec and EBS platforms reached US$ 827.1 billion, an increase of 19% year on year.

Total average daily volumes in fixed income products on the BrokerTec platform were $687.2bn, an increase of 30% on the previous year. Overall repo volumes reached $518.1bn, up 27% year on year. US Treasury electronic broking volumes increased 36% year on year to $169.1bn. Total average daily volumes on the EBS platform were $139.9bn, down 8% month on month.

David Rutter, CEO, ICAP Electronic Broking, said:

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“Interest rate volatility over the past month has resulted in continued growth in fixed income products on the BrokerTec platform, in both US and European markets. FX markets have been more subdued in the G8 currencies, although emerging markets have continued to develop strongly.”

ICAP reports all of its electronic broking volumes on a single count basis.

About ICAP

ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to www.icap.com

 

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