FX unlimited: how Eaton Vance tackles credit constraints

Interview: Clearing has allowed firm to add 50% more LPs, says veteran trading head O’Brien

International Place in Boston
Eaton Vance's US headquarters in Boston's International Place development
Paul Sableman

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid waste to many investment strategies, but at least one contrarian execution strategy has emerged with a ringing endorsement – the decision by Eaton Vance to voluntarily clear the lion’s share of its foreign exchange derivatives.

Over the past 18 months – the period during which the firm launched and expanded its clearing programme for FX forwards, swaps and non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) – it has grown its list of FX liquidity providers by around 50%, according to

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