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.
For Financial Institutions
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. This month we look at economic activity in Scandinavia, focusing on Sweden and Norway. The USD has firmed in recent weeks as the Fed became more hawkish, what does this mean for SEK, and NOK?
The rally we saw in Q4 2022 and the first weeks of 2023 has stalled, as China's re-opening has not triggered a large increase in consumption and is a services play, as well as the Fed remaining hawkish on rates. The dollar has firmed, causing metals to weaken, highlighting the fragility of the move higher. Spreads are in contango, Chinese prices are mostly in discount, and weaker premiums suggest a cautious market. A soft landing in the U.S., would boost sentiment, but fundamentally Chinese demand needs to return to sustain a meaningful rally. We believe stimulus measures in China are likely to be targeted at services and the consumer, capping consumption. Markets are macro-focused at the moment, and with the near-term outlook uncertain, upside moves are unlikely to be sustained until demand returns in a meaningful way.
Read our short coffee crop update, with commentary on recent price activity, and coffee market forecasts to take advantage of market movements. Since our last October report, the trend has changed, and we saw coffee prices strengthen, and the weather is now our main concern. In this coffee crop update, we assess the development of macroeconomic and consumer habit factors and provide our crop number estimates to help gauge the coffee price outlook.