MSIM holds half of FX options volume among US funds

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has grown its footprint in FX options yet again, and now accounts for more than half the total volume of trades on the books of US mutual funds at the end of Q4, propelling Goldman Sachs into second place in the dealer rankings in the process. Pairs of Apac non-G10, which was the only region that grew in notional volume over the year, stood at $54 billion at the end of the quarter, with MSIM responsible for 72% of that – all in USD/RMB – up from 59% a year ago.

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