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MillTechFX partners with Investec to launch a new FX solution

By Joy Dumasia

December 08, 2021

  • A Market
  • Derivatives
  • Europe

MillTechFX, the FinTech affiliate of Millennium Global Investments, has partnered with Investec Bank plc, the global bank and wealth manager, to provide fund managers with an innovative margin-free foreign exchange (FX) hedging solution which enables transparent best execution across 10+ counterparty banks without the cash drag associated with having to fund initial and variation margin calls.

MillTechFX and Investec’s new margin-free hedging solution aims to solve this issue by removing the need for fund managers to post initial and/or variation margin and crucially without jeopardising best execution, ensuring total cost transparency. This frees up cash, enabling fund managers to invest more capital, increase operational efficiency and drive down costs for their investors.

Investec’s credit appetite and commitment to the fund community, partnered with MillTechFX’s independent multi-bank marketplace, provides fund managers with a more holistic, transparent way of trading, creating a new standard of best practice for FX hedging.

With MillTechFX, fund managers can seek to significantly reduce their FX costs and operational burden with direct access to wholesale FX rates from up to 10+ counterparty banks and obtain transparent best execution.

Max Dobson, Commercial Director of MillTechFX, commented: “We are excited to be partnering with such a dynamic, global bank that is truly committed to providing an excellent service for its clients. Investec’s credit appetite and balance sheet, combined with our independent multi-bank marketplace, will help managers significantly reduce their operational risk and costs while also enabling them to demonstrate best execution and best practice to their investors. This is the first of many strategic partnerships for MillTechFX, and we look forward to announcing more partnerships with innovative firms like Investec in the coming months.”

Sebastian Wright, Risk Solutions at Investec, said: “At Investec, we have always focused on innovation to ensure our clients have access to industry-leading solutions. As such, we are proud to be partnering with MillTechFX on this joint venture. The team at MillTechFX have impressed us from day one with their outsourced FX execution technology, providing fund managers access to a wide pool of interbank liquidity with complete transparency and operational efficiency. By partnering, we believe that we can solve the constant trade-off that clients face that of obtaining the best market price or the best market credit terms whilst also offering the best market practice post-trade-in Trade Cost Analysis.”

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