London, UK – 14th July, 2015.   R5FX, the new marketplace for emerging market FX trading, today announced the selection of smartTrade Technologies, a global leader in multi asset end-to-end trading solutions, to provide its e-trading platform.

Now in a period of Beta testing, R5FX is expected to stimulate growth in the trading of Emerging Market currencies globally.

“R5FX offers both bank and non-bank venues, providing equal access to Emerging Market currencies, enabling fast and efficient trading,” said Jon Vollemaere, CEO of R5FX. “We chose smartTrade’s platform as it is industry proven, robust, flexible to match our needs, and provides us with the capacity to support future market growth,” he added.

The smartTrade platform provides R5FX with a fast implementation cycle, while supporting a customisable user interface. smartTrade’s connectivity solution compliments and enhances the inbuilt matching engine, a fast and scalable component that supports a variety of order types and execution methods.

“smartTrade’s award winning platform will enable R5FX to offer its customers increased liquidity and a broader range of emerging market related instruments, some of which were not previously available,” commented David Vincent CEO of smartTrade Technologies. “The platform addresses the need for speed to market, HTML5 user interface customisation and will allow R5FX to quickly and seamlessly on-board new clients. smartTrade’s extensive connectivity solution compliments and enhances LiquidityCrosser, our fast, reliable and scalable matching engine that supports a variety of order types and executions,” he added.

About R5FX

R5FX is the emerging marketplace for eNDFs and EMFX, which focuses on leading the market evolution from voice to screen in BRIC and EM currency trading. It adheres to upcoming regulation that requires FX trading banks to change their trading channels for emerging market/NDF currency pairs. R5FX provides a faster, more efficient, regulatory alternative for institutions wanting to benefit from ‘FX trading in the New World’.

About smartTrade Technologies

Founded in 1999, smartTrade is a global leader in sophisticated cross-asset Liquidity Management Systems, supporting Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Equities and Commodities. smartTrade works with a variety of clients ranging from tier 1 banks to broker-dealers, buy-side, regional and private banks, as well as retail institutions who leverage smartTrade’s technology across their global electronic trading platforms. smartTrade’s robust Liquidity Management System (LMS) solution is based on a number of modular components which can be used either standalone or combined to provide Connectivity, Aggregation, Smart-Order Routing, Matching/Internalisation and Distribution.

smartTrade also offers end-to-end trading solutions for Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income. These solutions, LiquidityFX and smart-FI, are available as software only or fully managed/hosted, taking advantage of smartTrade’s private cloud. For more information, visit

Media Contact

For R5FX:                                                                                                For smartTrade:
Jake Smith                                                                                                Lise Grant
Brandex Financial                                                                                    smartTrade Technologies
+44 7860 779 802                                                                                    +44 20 7469 0929