1807, 2018

BOOSTING LIQUIDITY AND BEST EXECUTION FOR EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES

e-Forex looks at how politics, market electronification and increased access are helping to build liquidity in EMFX. Joe Morgan from e-Forex talks with JV (R5), Stamos Fokianos (Credit Agricole), Joe Nash (BNP) and Joe Conlan (FC Stone)

Some of JV’s comments – 

EMFX is all about politics,” says Jon Vollemaere, the […]

1705, 2018

R5 REFERENCED IN THE 8TH ASIFMA CAPITAL MARKETS REPORT

ASIFMA has just published its latest China Capital Markets Report, which includes recommendations for the ongoing development of China’s FX market.

It notes that FX reform and expansion continues in China, and that electronic FX execution should be encouraged, “…thereby improving efficiency and driving down the costs of execution.”

Page 8 of the report references R5 as an […]

1705, 2018

R5 INVITED TO EXHIBIT AT MONEY 20/20

R5 is one of 15 companies selected by the UK Department for International Trade to represent the UK FinTech sector at Money 20/20 Europe 2018.

Held at the Rai in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th June

Money 20/20 is Europe’s largest FinTech event, where visionaries and innovators from the payments, FinTech […]

1603, 2018

R5 SPEAKS WITH THE BANKER

R5 Speaks with The Banker 

Click here to see our interview with The Banker, at Financial Times HQ in London.

We discuss the Belt and Road and its affect on FX markets, as well as the eventual internationalisation of the RMB

http://www.thebanker.com/video/v/5749666242001/fx-management-on-the-belt-and-road

407, 2017

R5 AT THE INTERNATIONAL FINTECH CONFERENCE

R5 recently exhibited at the International FinTech Conference. Held in London, speakers included Mark Carney and Philip Hammond.

We were greatly honoured to be selected by HM Government as one of the 100 best UK FinTechs. You cannot apply, you can’t enter a competition, it’s not based on advertising or tweets. The list was […]

2701, 2017

EMFX IN THE SPOTLIGHT: JON VOLLEMAERE

A few years ago I was approached by two banks who were being asked by their clients to make emerging market (EM) currencies available on their e-FX platforms. The problem for the banks was that there was no reliable emerging market price feed on which to base their prices, and their traders highlighted all the […]

2007, 2016

JON VOLLEMAERE RECEIVES E-FX ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM FX WEEK

R5 Highly Commended for e-FX Initiative of the Year

R5, the emerging marketplace for local market FX trading, today announced that Jon Vollemaere, CEO of R5, has been awarded the e-FX Achievement Award by FX Week magazine.

In addition, R5 was Highly Commended in FX Week’s e-FX Initiative of the Year category.

FX Week awards recognise industry excellence […]

1107, 2016

R5 – HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR FX WEEK E-FX INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

By Eva Szalay –

The electronic venue for emerging markets earns praise for its wide impact

Emerging markets (EM) have two major advantages over developed currency pairs: margins and growth potential. The space, which sees between $80 billion and $120 billion of turnover a day, has until recently been largely untouched by electronic trading, with the […]

1306, 2016

NON-BANK FX MARKET MAKERS GROW IN ASIA

By Paul Golden

Curbs on risk-based activities and internalization of client trades are pushing growth in non-bank market making in Asia, but such activity is not without challenges.

Non-bank market makers have yet to grab meaningful market share across Asia as a whole, with the Euromoney FX Survey 2016 noting the top 10 players in Asia remain […]

1306, 2016

FINTECH SCALEUPS, ASIA FINTECH AND THE HYPE SURROUNDING THE “FINTECH” LABEL

Jon Vollemaere talks with London Fintech Podcast about the journey from startup to serious player, and the pros and cons of being labeled a “Fintech”

Click here to go to the podcast