Global Insight Reports

Global Spot FX Report

Business and the $117 Billion a Day Market

East & Partners’ Global Business FX programs provide clients with a detailed and focussed view of market share, wallet share, mind share and customer satisfaction metrics across Spot FX, FX Options and Forward FX Contracts. To complement this multi-client program East & Partners undertook a wider ranging study into Spot FX only, covering aspects such as market share, mind share, execution methods, platform usage and the differences and similarities in behaviour between customer sizes.

This report is based on primary research conducted by East & Partners in July and August 2016. A total of 14,113 individuals responsible for their firms’ business banking FX relationship(s) were interviewed by phone. Individual enterprises targeted for interview were randomly selected into the sample frame and washed for contact validity prior to any contact. All decision makers were involved in importing, exporting or both across Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and USA.

 

CONTENTS

About the report
Overview of the Global Spot FX Market
     The current state of the sub-US$100 Billion business Segment
     Do big businesses bother with Spot FX?
Products and Platforms – The need for seamless transacting
     Online – the preferred execution method. Except in China
     Self-service for Micro Businesses
     Integrated product platforms
     Multi-currency accounts
     Sell side algorithms and volatility
Banks vs. the Specialists
     Niche FX providers and their place in the market
     The opportunity in risk and hedging
     Secondary market positioning
     Brand awareness and customer acquisition
     If you can’t beat them, join them?
Spot FX and Small Business
     Should internal finances be more of a focus?
     The continued use of credit cards as FX solutions
Spot FX and Big Business
     Buy Side Algorithms
     Multi dealer, Single dealer or SWIFT?
The Stumbling Rise of the Yuan
Where to now?
     The future of global Business Spot FX markets
     Spot FX Volumes
     Country Comparison – SME
     Country Comparison – Institutional
References

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