Press Release

Macquarie to establish Asia FX trading hub in Singapore

Singapore, 03 December 2020

Macquarie Commodities and Global Markets (“Macquarie”) today announced plans to establish an Asia FX pricing engine in Singapore.

The centralized FX hub will enhance Macquarie’s digital offering and allow it to better service its clients across the Asia Pacific region. Locally hosted liquidity will allow customers optimal access to various developed and emerging regional markets including Australia, Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and India.  

The APAC pricing hub is an extension of CGM’s global digital trading platform ‘Aurora’, which allows clients real-time access to Macquarie’s broad suite of products and services. Aurora enables clients to interact with CGM electronically and offers a customized solution to their trading, hedging and operational requirements.  

“As a leading provider of foreign exchange transactional services for more than 30 years, we have a strong presence across Asia with extensive client coverage in deliverable and non-deliverable FX and derivatives,” said Tom Freeman, Managing Director, Macquarie Commodities and Global Markets. “We also recognise the importance of technological innovation in global financial markets and we are excited to offer our clients access to FX liquidity in Singapore – at any time, and from anywhere – through this market-leading digital platform.”

“We welcome Macquarie’s establishment of its first FX pricing hub in the Asian time zone in Singapore. Tapping into the growing pool of global liquidity providers that are anchored in Singapore, Macquarie will be able to offer better price discovery and trade execution quality to its clients in the Asia Pacific region. This latest addition of Macquarie’s FX pricing hub will also strengthen Singapore’s proposition as a global FX price discovery and liquidity centre, as more buy-side players base their e-trading infrastructure in Singapore to better connect with regional markets.” said Lim Cheng Khai, Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department of Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Aurora is being developed in partnership with Celer Technologies, a fintech company that specializes in digital product delivery and electronic trading, demonstrating Macquarie’s innovative approach to technology adoption and commitment to ensuring an optimal client experience.

The new Asia FX pricing engine will be consuming local liquidity and is expected to be launched for clients in Q1 2021. It will be Macquarie’s third FX trading hub globally following the establishment of infrastructure in London and New York.

Commodities and Global Markets has been active in Asia for more than 25 years, with major operations in Australia, Singapore, China and Japan. CGM partners with its clients on opportunities across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and technology, media and telecoms. Its diverse platform provides access to more than 200 products across more than 30 market segments in 43 locations globally.

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