Bloomberg's e-forwards debut

The roll-out has taken nearly three months to complete, having launched trading on the system on July 23. Since then PowerMatch FX, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service, has logged more than $80 billion in volume from 40 pilot bank users.

Andrew Hausman, global head of electronic FX trading, energy, and exchange-traded derivatives at Bloomberg in New York, said: "It is our ambition to be the standard global service in FX swaps."

There are plans to add a post-trade automated link to