LMAX Digital Sees a 257% YoY Rise in Total Volumes during October 2021
LMAX Digital, one of the well-known independent operators of institutional execution venues for FX and cryptocurrency trading, released on Monday its KPIs monthly update for October 2021, noticing a strong spike in its total volumes. According to the report, the figure was $38 billion, up 257% on a yearly basis, while total trades were 5,070,174, which is up by 93% compared to the same period last year.
In terms of total Bitcoin (BTC) equivalent traded, LMAX Digital reported 663,164 coins. Monthly volumes in ETH/USD were $11,563 million during the period, having a total of $38,311. Moreover, total year-to-date volumes accounted for $452 billion, the report noted. As of daily traded volumes, LMAX said $890 million were traded during October 31, 2021.
The average trade size per instrument’s statistics unveiled that ETH/USD was $6,961, while BTC/USD was $14,151 last month. Overall, hedge funds had a market share in the total monthly volumes of $11,051 million, while brokers had $3,986 million, LMAX reported on its KPIs monthly update. The category of others accounted for $3,321 million.
Recent LMAX Announcements
In recent executive moves on the group, LMAX appointed Andreas Wigstrom to the newly created role of Managing Director for LMAX Global. Wigstrom joined LMAX Group in 2010. The newly appointed Managing Director of LMAX Global has more than two decades of experience in global financial markets. In the last decade, Wigstrom played an important role in the growth of LMAX in EMEA and Japan. In addition, Wigstrom delivered significant results during the mentioned period in terms of client onboarding and retention.
Also, in July, LMAX announced that it signed a definitive agreement to sell a 30% stake in the company to the US-based leading private investment firm, J.C. Flowers, for a total cash consideration of $300 million. The partnership between the two companies will accelerate LMAX Group’s growth and innovation. LMAX also mentioned that the collaboration will facilitate its expansion in the foreign exchange (FX) and cryptocurrency market globally, particularly in the growing markets of Asia and the US.
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