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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”
R5FX CEO Jon Vollemaere explains
Indonesia is a region which has gained tremendous popularity among FX brokerages as a very important emerging market.
With a young and entrepreneurial population, the country is developing its financial markets economy substantially, and is looking at close relationships with neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Today, Jon Vollemaere, CEO of R5FX, […]
Euromoney, by Paul Golden
A recent survey of Asian FX trading organizations found that 70% were already using electronic platforms.
In April, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that it had given regulatory approval to R5. The electronic venue’s CEO, Jon Vollemaere, observes that while eFX in Asia has increased liquidity in major currencies, emerging-market currencies have […]
R5, the emerging marketplace for local market FX trading, today announced four new appointments in its London and Singapore offices. The Global FinTech is currently live for eNDF trading in London and Singapore.
The new appointments are:
Amar Vadher, Head of Technology.
Based in London, Amar is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of all R5 technology, and […]
FEATURES AND TRENDS OF NDF MARKETS FOR EMERGING ECONOMY CURRENCIES: A STUDY OF THE INDIAN RUPEE (2016)Admin
R5 was invited to be in attendance in Mumbai at the presentation of this report for the RBI in March. Now unclassified it is available to our customers and contains some very useful data. Written by the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) and commissioned by the City of London, this report highlights the […]
R5, the electronic venue for trading emerging market foreign exchange, is expanding to Singapore while there is increased demand for algorithmic trading in developed markets.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has given regulatory approval to R5 to launch in the country which is strategically important due to the significant volume of trading in emerging and local […]