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R5 AT THE UK HONG KONG FINANCIAL DIALOGUE

Earlier this month R5’s Jon Vollemaere had the great honour of being included in the inaugural UK-Hong Kong Financial Dialogue. The dialogue co-chaired by HM Treasury’s Director-General of Financial Services Katharine Braddick and Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Executive Director Vincent Lee, comprised a series of roundtable discussions on issues of mutual interest, including enhancing […]

R5 AT THE UK HONG KONG FINANCIAL DIALOGUE2019-05-21T07:55:41+00:00

R5 JOINS THE LORD MAYOR’S UK FINTECH DELEGATION 2019

In March, the Lord Mayor of London led a team of 13 of the most innovative London FinTech firms to meet with senior Chinese officials and business leaders. The 6 day tour was focused on promoting FinTech relationships between China and the UK, and included R5FX’s own Jon Vollemaere.

As part of the delegation […]

R5 JOINS THE LORD MAYOR’S UK FINTECH DELEGATION 20192019-05-13T13:27:17+00:00

UNCLEARED MARGIN RULES UNLIKELY TO CLARIFY MIGRATION

Jon Vollemaere recently spoke to Euromoney on the likely effects of Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) on Prime Brokerage in the FX industry. The industry will need to evolve, moving towards a centrally cleared model which provides a more efficient credit and settlement solution. Here are a few quotes from Jon. You can read […]

UNCLEARED MARGIN RULES UNLIKELY TO CLARIFY MIGRATION
2019-05-01T08:48:12+00:00

NOTES FROM THE SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

We have just returned from the Singapore FinTech Festival, a huge event with more than 40,000 attendees. As you can see from the pictures, we were shortlisted as Best ASEAN FinTech and also exhibited at the event.
Our takeaways from Singapore –
Data, Data, Data
As it becomes more and more accessible, the volume of data […]

NOTES FROM THE SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 20182018-11-28T17:46:29+00:00

R5 TRAVELS TO INDIA WITH THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON DELEGATION

JV recently travelled to India with the Lord Mayor of Londons FinTech delegation, designed to strengthen ties between India and the UK in the post BREXIT market.
 
He even even got to open the Bombay Stock Exchange, as shown.
Lord Mayor Charles […]

R5 TRAVELS TO INDIA WITH THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON DELEGATION2018-10-28T16:40:19+00:00

R5 INCLUDED IN LONDON RMB BUSINESS QUARTERLY

During September R5 was greatly honoured to be included in the first issue of London RMB Business Quarterly, a publication jointly produced by the City of London and PBOC.
 
Two specific quotes of interest
 
1. During Q2 2018 CNH trading volumes averaged GBP 69 Billion – up 13.5% QoQ and 32.8% YoY.
R5 INCLUDED IN LONDON RMB BUSINESS QUARTERLY2018-10-28T16:37:36+00:00

R5 TALKS WITH EUROMONEY ABOUT SINGAPORE BEING ASIA’S FX TRADING HUB

Paul Golden writes about Singapore’s dominance in Asia, buoyed by a supportive regulator, modern infrastructure, and increased interest from market makers. JV agrees, but also points to the projected growth of Shanghai – which could take Singapore’s crown as the RMB becomes more internationalised.

Highlights – 

– R5’s Vollemaere cautions that […]

R5 TALKS WITH EUROMONEY ABOUT SINGAPORE BEING ASIA’S FX TRADING HUB2018-11-02T13:36:44+00:00

TAKING THE LEAP INTO ASIA

JV recently spoke on a panel, ‘Taking the Leap into Asia : The Future for FX Trading’, held at the London Stock Exchange. 

“Shanghai is taking a very large leap forward” – If you’re considering the big prize click play at 2 minutes, 12 seconds for some do’s and don’t s related to Chinese expansion

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TAKING THE LEAP INTO ASIA2018-11-02T13:36:45+00:00

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 […]

BOOSTING LIQUIDITY AND BEST EXECUTION FOR EMERGING MARKET CURRENCIES2018-07-18T13:47:28+00:00

R5 TALKS WITH EUROMONEY ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN FX MARKET

Adam Gazzoli and Nick Ohlin from R5 (and both Australians), spoke with Paul Golden at Euromoney about the ongoing development of the Australian FX market.

A few call outs – 

Adam commented that non-banks in general have grown their market share across all currency pairs, and that the the larger non-banks are showing […]

R5 TALKS WITH EUROMONEY ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN FX MARKET2018-07-06T15:26:57+00:00