JULY 2021

The EBS Report

Spot | Forwards | NDFs | Metals
 

Welcome to The EBS Report – covering product, technology, and key trends in one of the world's largest and most liquid FX markets.

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The Uncertain Path of Inflation

There are two narratives on the current rising inflation: it will be transitory, as expected by the Fed, or it might stick. In this video, Economist Erik Norland discusses the divergent narratives.

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Debt Ceiling Back in Focus

Our Chief Economist Blu Putnam discusses how volatility in the bond and equity markets could be elevated as the US Congress deals with the debt ceiling, which was suspended until July 31, 2021.

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Lessons from 2008 and 2020

The nature of the economic disruptions during the Great Recession of 2008-09 and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 were entirely different, and so were the monetary and fiscal policy responses. Find out what impact this may have on 2021.

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MICRO

What’s motivating the buy-side: Simply, simplifying

Over the past 18 months, we have partnered with the Finance Hive, who canvassed over 168 head traders in North America, EMEA, and APAC to understand what factors are motivating this community to adopt Execution Management Systems, such as EBS Institutional, within their FX trading systems – and what is driving their decision making.

Consistently, this community expressed the need for a system that can simplify execution across their portfolio, as paramount. Across all three locations, FX spot (~80%) and forwards (~70%) volumes are the highest, followed by swaps (~55%), PM directed trades (~40%), equity hedges (38%), and futures and overlay (26%). The buy-side actively wants and needs a system which solves for the diversity of their portfolios while simplifying operational execution.

Find out what’s motivating them to now place convenience over cost, how they are increasingly distinguishing access to liquidity (from access to credit), and the shift towards managing their complete workflow on one platform.

Read the full article and learn more about the buying habits of the buy-side

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