EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s electronic foreign exchange (FX) and fixed-income arm, has launched a new non-deliverable forward (NDF) instrument, named TOD/TOM, amidst mounting client demand, per a recent EBS report.
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TOD/TOM stands for EBS’ solution for trading today (TOD), coupled with tomorrow’s (TOM) fixing against the one month. The new product will be utilized via straight through processing (STP), in conjunction with other trade auditing processes. EBS has opted to trade Off-SEF instruments across Asian NDFs. By extension, EBS has already unveiled future plans to expand On-SEF instruments and NDFs in the Latin American (LATAM) space in the upcoming months, given the pent up demand for such products in the region.
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Overall, trading on the one month outright has been a point of emphasis on EBS Market, having notched strong customer demand since 2012. TOD/TOM is important as it acts as a complementary instrument to the one-month outright, which collectively encompasses a substantial part of the NDF market for clients.
According to Darryl Hooker, Co Head of EBS BrokerTec Markets in a recent statement on the launch: “The EBS Market platform has established itself as key to trading NDFs electronically and has seen meaningful support from clients which is reflected in strong volume and counterparty growth.”
“We have taken the lead in automating what has until now been a very manual process, and believe the new TOD/TOM product will fit seamlessly with the existing NDF offering. In particular we see real interest from clients already trading in the one month outright product,” he added.