The EBS Report

Spot | Forwards | NDFs | Metals

In this edition we cover product, technology, and key trends in one of the world's largest and most liquid FX markets.

  • 12 Oct 2020
  • By CME Group

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$72B traded on EBS*
traded in CME FX futures and options
* Note: EBS total volume excludes FWDs and Swaps

EBS voted best broker for spot and NDFs at the 2020 FX Market Best Bank Awards

We are delighted to have been recognized by the banking community and look forward to continuing to support our customers. With 2020 bringing times of extreme stress due to the impacts of COVID-19, EBS Market has played an important role in the FX marketplace as a primary market of reference.

CFETS FX trading platform: Three-year anniversary

This year marks three years since the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) launched the CFETS FX2017 platform, based on EBS technology. 2020 saw the addition of its FX PB trading model and new API services, powering data and trading innovation. China is an extremely important financial market and we are pleased that our long-term partnership has enabled us to play a key role in helping to evolve interbank FX trading.

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After a number of years of Brexit contingency planning; EBS fully implemented all remaining changes related to the UK’s Brexit transition period ending on December 31. The changes were successful and have allowed EBS to continue operating its platforms.


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Record volumes: eFIX Matching

2020 was a record-breaking year for EBS’s eFix Matching Service, which hit a number of new daily and monthly records. The eFix Matching Service is the leading platform for accessing FX benchmark fixing liquidity.

The future of EBS: Upgrade highlights

Trade EBS: The new Workstation is here

As part of our vision for the future, all EBS Global Access users have now been upgraded. The new EBS Workstation enables traders to personalize their workspace and provides greater flexibility and versatility for pricing panels and orders ‒ whilst maintaining the much-loved look and feel.

Additional features and functionality will be deployed over time to continue to enhance the new EBS Workstation.

EBS Direct 2.0: Pass-Through trading now live

We have already seen strong client adoption of our latest product innovation: FIX 4.4 API Pass-Through. It is our fastest offering yet with message processing times of 50 microseconds or less, catering to clients wishing to consume individual market data streams direct from their LPs.

Many liquidity consumers (LCs) and liquidity providers (LPs) are already successfully consuming our ultra-low latency market data and trading via our next-generation EBS Direct 2.0 platform – with more customers looking to come onboard in January.

EBS Institutional: Enhanced tech, enhanced UX, enhanced UI

All customers are now able to access the HTML5 version of EBSI, giving our network of clients enhanced technology, a better user experience, and an improved interface – allowing them to focus on making more informed trading decisions.