Our Products and Services
Comprehensive risk management services
For both large corporations and financial institutions, movement in global financial markets is one of the most significant sources of risk.
We help our clients effectively manage these risks by offering a range of cost effective solutions across a variety of global asset classes, using a variety of tools that can be used according to specific client needs.
We are a global market-maker with advanced capability and a strong track record in risk management products and applications including:
We offer a full range of foreign exchange solutions to clients, ranging from plain vanilla spot trades to foreign exchange swaps, forwards, options and structured foreign exchange solutions.
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We provide bespoke solutions for specific clients requirements. These include specialised, tailored interest rate solutions and asset-liability management and risk advisory services.
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Our global access to a variety of commodity classes means we can deliver structured solutions for clients with commodity market exposures.
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For investors looking to maximise return on short term capital, we offer a range of solutions to suit different needs, ranging from overnight deposits and call accounts to short and medium term debt securities issuance.
We can also provide specialist guidance and reporting information on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) relevant to derivative accounting.
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Our Risk analytics team provides specialised asset-liability management and risk advisory services to our corporate clients. We have sophisticated analytics and modelling tools to help quantify underlying corporate risk exposures, provide a framework to define suitable hedging policies and help in structuring bespoke risk management solutions across all asset classes.
Leading economic research and technical strategies
We also provide analysis of economic and financial market events and data, along with incisive technical strategies and forecasting.
Our services in more detail…
Market-making foreign exchange capability
We offer a range of foreign exchange products that can be tailored to the specific needs of our clients and are supported by thorough research and back office execution of the highest quality.
This includes global foreign exchange services ranging from vanilla transactions through to more complex option solutions, delivered with the level of service you can expect from an award-winning relationship bank.
In global currency markets we are a committed market maker, trading over 120 currency pairs. Our 24-hour dealing room ensures that our clients receive global coverage and guaranteed consistency.
Our foreign exchange activity is underpinned by a robust market advisory capability that is informed both by the size and range of our client base, which includes mid-tier businesses, global corporates, central banks and other financial institutions, as well as our own experience managing of our significant balance sheet.back to top >
Intelligent, research-backed interest rate solutions
Managing interest rate risk is a key concern of both corporate and financial organisations. We offer a full range of interest rate risk management solutions supported by the highest quality research, structuring and execution.
Our in-depth understanding of risk modelling and interest rate markets enables us to help our clients:
- identify and manage risk exposures and risk management solutions
- mitigate and, where possible, negate short-term risks while achieving long-term strategic value and stability.
Backed by significant trading capability, reliable execution and comprehensive research and analysis, our clients can rely on receiving tailored solutions based on a well developed understanding of the very specific risks that apply to each client - an understanding that’s often the result of many years of service.
It’s all part of our aim to deliver long-term value for our clients across a wide range of currencies and maturities.back to top >
Innovative commodities expertise
More and more companies are now recognising the effect that commodity prices have on reported profits. We offer specialised commodities solutions to help mitigate this impact.
Our experienced team of commodity market professionals helps our clients identify, understand and deliver innovative ways to manage commodity exposure in order to stabilise earnings and control the variability of input prices.
We offer bespoke, market specific solutions ranging from vanilla swaps to more structured derivatives, put together to suit individual requirements.
- Base Metals - Aluminium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Lead, Tin.
- Precious Metals - Gold, Silver, Platinum.
- Energy - Brent Crude Oil, Fuel Oil, Gas Oil, Diesel, Jet Fuel.
Expert IFRS guidance to reduce volatility risks
International Accounting Standard number 39 (“IAS 39”) is the financial reporting standard that governs the classification and measurement of financial instruments, including derivatives, in the published results of listed companies.
For listed companies, the introduction of this standard represents a fundamental shift in accounting complexity and introduces significantly increased volatility risks in reported profits.
Our IFRS specialists have a deep understanding of the operation of these accounting standards in practice. We can use this expertise to help our clients gain greater awareness of these standards, how they should be applied and how to address their potential effects on the business.back to top >