CLS Sees Growing Buy-Side Demand for FX Settlement Risk Solutions

Buy-side participants are now more aware of the risks associated with FX settlement, and are getting more involved in managing them.


Foreign exchange (FX) settlement, processing and data solutions provider CLS anticipates that buy-side interest in FX settlement risk mitigation tools will continue to grow. 

Margaret Law, head of client management for Asia-Pacific (APAC) at CLS points to evidence that between 2017 and 2018, the average daily gross value settled by third parties—including banks, funds, non-bank financials and corporates—grew 18 percent.

Settlement of FX transactions requires counterparties to exchange the

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