Unique OTC FX options service
OTC FX options have traditionally been dominated by primary-dealer banks and a small number of inter-dealer brokers. Electronic access to truly competitive pricing and independent pre-trade analytics has been limited, until now.
We offer a competitive and transparent OTC FX service with unique electronic option liquidity and independent pre-trade data and analytics. Clients can access our OTC FX liquidity and pricing through a range of solutions. With our first-to-market technology and banking relationships that extend over 40 years, we give our institutional and corporate clients a truly unique advantage.
- Multiple trading solutions
- Bespoke hedging and collateral solutions
- Independent data and pre-trade analytics
- Extensive range of currency pairs and strategies
- Lifecycle management
- Liquidity counterparty
The specialist OTC FX Options team uses our established banking relationships to augment our established infrastructure. The team offers a wide range of experience from both the buy and sell side, in not just OTC FX, but also listed derivatives at both banks and brokerage houses. They have built a truly innovative FX option service, using cutting-edge technology and our award-winning liquidity, bringing a new and transparent custom-hedging experience to the market.
The Fund Services team is made up of seasoned market professionals with decades of expertise that will help you navigate and understand the array of products and services available.
We provide specialist access to over 20 exchanges covering listed financial, equity, commodity and FX futures and options, as well as access to cash fixed income and OTC FX. Offering both electronic (FIX) API and voice-execution solutions, we provide trade assistance and liquidity sourcing for an extensive range of markets through a single access point.
We have a strong history of dealing with a wide range of financial institutions, both as clients and as counterparties. This includes banks, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, pension funds and asset managers. We can customise solutions for execution and clearing, sourcing liquidity, or providing prime brokerage services.
From the outset, we have evolved our solutions and services to meet a wide variety of the need of large corporations, taking care to fully understand their aims and objectives. Our long-term corporate clients take comfort from our capabilities, financial strength and stability, together with the support of the Sucden Group.
Monthly commentary covering the FX markets, providing insights on recent developments on select currency pairs.
During the last quarter, the markets expected the Fed to begin a cutting cycle, which caused the dollar and Treasury yields to decrease. This, along with predictions of China's recovery in 2024, boosted the prices of base metals by the end of the year. However, in Q1, the situation has changed. The US economy has shown robustness in terms of the labour market and consumer performance, which has led the market to price in the probability of cuts further down the curve. Additionally, despite continued support from the government, Chinese pessimism has yet to subside. In the upcoming months, macroeconomics will continue to play a crucial role in driving the day-to-day momentum, particularly in the aluminium and copper markets. Structural and cyclical indicators will also come into play when assessing the path for base metals performance. COT positioning, spreads, and stocks will drive the general price trend in the first half of the year while anticipating an economic recovery and easing monetary policy pressures in the latter half of the year.
Read our short coffee crop update, with commentary on recent price activity, and coffee market forecasts to take advantage of market movements. The coffee industry witnessed turbulent prices last year, affecting both Arabica and Robusta contracts. The industry remains reliant on Brazil and Vietnam, accounting for 58% of the total blend. Although the weather is still a concern, we believe that most of the damage has been done, and the expectations of a super crop are likely to fade. In our view, there is no shortage of coffee overall, but there are gaps in certain regions creating uncertainty regarding coffee accessibility.