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 […]

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 […]

2018-11-28T17:46:29+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 […]

2018-11-02T13:36:44+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 […]

2018-07-18T13:47:28+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 […]

2018-07-06T15:26:57+00:00

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 […]

2018-05-17T15:48:22+00:00