The FX options trading world in Y2K


Sister publication Risk magazine’s annual FX options survey has now entered its second year. Here, we reproduce its findings for the year 2000

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) figures for the first half of last year showed the foreign exchange derivatives business is growing faster than both the interest rate and the equity derivatives markets. And options accounted for around 15% of the FX derivatives market total outstanding notional volume of $2.4 trillion. Spurred by mergers and a