Lars Holst
Lars Holst

2015 – A positive outlook for CFH Clearing and its clients

CFH Clearing is one of the most respected and reputable liquidity venues and Prime of Prime clearing providers in the world. Headquartered in London, the firm focuses on helping financial institutions to grow their businesses – to be more profitable and operate more effectively.

Renowned throughout the industry for its market leading solutions in terms of clearing, liquidity and technology, CFH Clearing had a hugely successful year in 2014 – success which was shared by clients across the world who are reaping the benefits of partnering with this rapidly growing organisation. Lars Holst, CEO of CFH Clearing explains why he is feeling so positive about the year ahead, building on the success of 2014.

Award Winning Liquidity Provider

At the end of 2014, CFH Clearing was voted Best Liquidity Provider at the Forex Magnates Awards. We are particularly proud of this award as it was voted for by over 500 of the world’s leading executives in the industry – a true endorsement of our liquidity offering.

We believe we have been recognised as the leading Prime of Prime Liquidity Provider because:

  We offer customisable feeds to provide each client with liquidity which best suits their needs.

  We provide ongoing data analysis based on customer trading flow and use this insight to give customers the best possible pricing.

  We create liquidity from Tier 1 providers, offering competitive
spreads, minimum slippage during volatile markets and low rejection rates.

Since winning the award, even more clients have come on board, attracted by our competitive pricing and market leading offering. We envisage further growth in 2015 as word continues to spread.

Investment in technology

Over the last year we have worked particularly hard to evolve our products and services, ensuring that we are not only a market leading prime of prime liquidity provider but can also provide brokers and banks with low clearing costs and state-of-the-art technology. 

We have transformed the market with our ClearVision suite of products which provide brokers and banks with a complete trading and technology solution.ClearVision enables brokers and banks to manage liquidity, risk, funds and reporting all within one system.

In addition, we have moved our matching, order and execution system to Equinix’s London Slough data centre campus, enabling clients to benefit from reduced latency and cost efficiencies as a result of being based in the same data centre as many of our London-based clients and liquidity providers. 

We continue to invest in our infrastructure and technology in order to remain at the forefront of the industry.

Global expansion

As our offering has evolved, our client base has grown around the world – with brokers selecting to use either our liquidity or our technology, or both.

We are seeing particular growth in Turkey, following on from our partnership with ALB Menkul Degerler, one of the biggest and most respected Turkish brokers, who selected ClearVision to support their next growth phase. 

In fact, we are experiencing significant growth across Europe and also in Far East Asia. Due to such high levels of interest, our plans for 2015 include  investing  in Russia, Poland and Japan. We will be opening a new office in Tokyo in Q1.

Clients across the globe welcome the fact that we have native speakers as key contacts - people who not only speak their language but also who understand their culture and business mentality. No matter where in the world our clients are based, we always offer optimal levels of service and I believe this is one of the reasons why we are continuing to experience fast growth.

CFH Clearing is an interbank prime of prime solutions provider for small and medium sized institutional clients and is one of the largest interbank STP venues in the market, with over 400 institutional clients in 82 countries. CFH Clearing is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  For more information, please visit