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Press release: BNY Mellon launches FX options

Published: Jun 2018

26th June 2018 – BNY Mellon is now live with foreign exchange options, enabling clients to better hedge currency exposure and express their views on the future direction of FX markets1.

BNY Mellon clients now have access to a full-service currency trading desk, offering spot, forwards, non-deliverable forwards as well as options. This offering complements an existing suite of broader FX services including FX custody, payments and hedging.

Options represent the next step as BNY Mellon builds out a comprehensive currency solutions platform following January’s announcement that the firm plans to launch an FX prime brokerage service.

The options business is being led by Sam Osterman, who joined BNY Mellon as Global Head of FX Options in January. Sam most recently served as Global Head of Flow Options at Barclays and is the latest in a series of FX industry leaders in electronic trading, sales and prime brokerage to have joined BNY Mellon Markets over the past two years.

“Options is a must-have as we transition into a full-service FX franchise that can meet all of our clients’ end-to-end trading, hedging, payments and administrative requirements,” said Adam Vos, Global Head of FX at BNY Mellon Markets.

“We have further enhancements to come later in 2018 as we continue to retool our FX capabilities to better equip clients for the challenges of today’s currency markets,” Vos added.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries. As of 31st March 2018, BNY Mellon had $33.5trn in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.9trn in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news.

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