CLS is releasing an FX Forward Volume dataset as part of its comprehensive suite of executed trade data products. FX Forward Volume data focuses on outright forwards and swaps which provide an aggregated view of the forward market, therefore confirming pricing models for forwards and swaps. This is CLS’s first data product for the FX forward market as CLS’s existing data products currently address the FX spot market.
Masami Johnstone, Head of Information Services, CLS said: “The fragmented nature of the FX market means there is a lack of visibility of the total volume across all venues. This dataset will enable the industry to better understand market dynamics based on aggregated volume data, particularly, to confirm pricing models, develop analytics for performance evaluation and further support trading models for the forward market.”