Talking with the magicians of liquidity

01 Nov 2020, 15:35

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Richard Elston, head of CMC Markets Connect, spoke with e-Forex magazine to provide an update on how the company responds to the growing demands for liquidity from institutional counterparties.

Despite the heightened levels of volatility seen through 2020, CMC was able to provide a consistent level of service, thanks in no small part to the significant investments which have been made in the company’s technology platform in recent years.

The meaningful volume of internal flow is also serving to bolster CMC’s appeal as a liquidity provider, as this – when combined with good connectivity into underlying markets - makes price construction more robust, even during heightened periods of volatility when others may be struggling to cope.

This all points back to CMC Markets being perceived as a one-stop shop for institutional counterparties. 10,000 different instruments, comprehensive regulatory reporting options, knowledgeable staff who can provide a consultative service, along with the move to becoming a true liquidity provider. The team of over 100 in-house developers can not only keep systems running smoothly, but also ensure that product enhancements can be implemented quickly, again meeting evolving client demands.

With a series of major releases due to be launched in the coming months, including FX spot and the release of a number of additional FX products, all of this will help bolster CMC Markets’ offering for institutional clients. At a time when many institutional are looking to trim the number of suppliers they work with, CMC is ensuring it grows to always meet the widest possible range of client needs.

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