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NWM FX: How Can You Leverage NWM Client Liquidity?

How Can You Leverage NWM Client Liquidity?


NWM’s Client Order Matching System (COMS) is your gateway into our no last-look client liquidity pool.

COMS allows orders to become part of our market-making price which is shown to our vast client franchise. If any of these clients “cross the spread”, the order takes precedence and is filled first, maximising spread capture and minimising market impact.  


COMS was created in 2013, what’s changed since then?

Significant quant resource and effort is continuously applied to optimise the COMS liquidity pool.


  • Monitoring the liquidity: Blending orders into the NWM price can impact our skew, therefore we are careful to only show this to “skew safe” clients. This is achieved by watermarking our market-making prices and monitoring market impact when showing skew to clients, to identify those who are recycling liquidity.
  • Tailored order execution: Depending on your preferences between speed of execution and market impact, you can now choose to execute against different subsets of COMS. This gives you more flexibility to dictate how your order is executed.


Why use COMS?

  • Match off against opposing client flow
  • Choose a pool that’s right for you
  • Limit where your interest is shown
  • Reduce market impact
  • No last-look liquidity
  • No HFTs


For any questions or queries please contact efxsales@natwestmarkets.com.



COMS Passive Volume

NWM has seen passive algo execution volumes increasing throughout 2019. 


Source: NatWest Markets



Peg Clipper EURUSD Mean Market Impact (YTD)

Minimal market impact can be seen by referencing all EURUSD passive algos during 2019 - we are achieving near inception mid out to 300 seconds whilst capturing spread.


Source: NatWest Markets





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