Lars Holst
Lars Holst

CFH Clearing accelerates growth plans

We are all aware that the recent SNB crisis has been a catalyst for change.  For CFH Clearing, it has created an opportunity for growth. As brokers and banks re-evaluate their technology and liquidity partners in order to minimise their exposure to Black Swan type events in future, the London-headquartered Prime of Prime clearing provider has seen a rise in the number of clients coming on board. In fact, according to Lars Holst, CEO, CFH Clearing, demand for CFH Clearing’s platforms and technology is at an unprecedented high since the SNB crisis. Brokers are increasingly focusing on having stable and reliable liquidity; quality execution and market leading risk management solutions – and that is exactly what CFH Clearing can offer to clients across the globe.

Lars Holst explains, “We have seen growth from a wide variety of clients in all the key FX regions. This includes a mixture of large corporates, asset management companies and established brokerages who are looking to diversify or strengthen their product portfolio. In addition, start-ups are coming to us, attracted by the full service we can offer.” 

“Our ClearVision technology is particularly popular as it gives them the ability to manage liquidity, risk, collateral and reporting all with one platform.  Clients really welcome the fact that, by partnering with us, they can have one back office, one risk overview, one prime of prime account, access to multiple to liquidity venues and multiple front ends.”

Local Expertise

CFH Clearing has always placed huge emphasis on having local expertise in whichever territory it is operating in. This is one of the reasons why the organisation continues to grow in countries such as Turkey and Russia and why CFH Clearing believes it has a compelling offering for the Asian market.

CFH Clearing has recently expanded its team, with new hires in Hong Kong, Japan and the Middle East, and continues to invest significantly in both its people and technology.

Investment in Infrastructure in China

To accelerate market penetration in China, CFH Systems has formed a joint venture with Capital Market Automation Provider Ltd, which has a presence in two datacentres in Hong Kong and three in China.  The partnership offers institutional clients the benefits of the increasingly popular ClearVision technology combined with Capital Market Automation Provider’s strong local network infrastructure and hosted services. 

Lars Holst concludes, “This local network, combined with our own dedicated fibres between London and Beijing, puts us in a strong position to become a market leader in terms of technology, hosting and infrastructure solutions for institutional clients across China.”

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