IS Risk Analytics (ISRA) has launched a new risk engine and bridge software in a move the firm says is its “largest advancement and most significant investment in technology to date”. The firm says the new ISRA bridge is fully compatible with both MT4 and MT5 and comes with advanced risk tools, including the ability […]
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has agreed to renew the restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail clients, which have been in effect since 1 August, from 1 November 2018 for a further three-month period.
ESMA says it has “carefully considered” the need to extend the intervention measure currently in effect and believes that a significant investor protection concern related to the offer of CFDs to retail clients continues to exist.
Raj Sitlani, co-founder of IS Prime and managing director of ISAM Capital Markets, sat down with Profit & Loss in Shanghai to talk about the challenges associated with expanding into Asian FX markets and why technology remains the key differentiator for prime-of-primes.
Profit & Loss: So what’s your business focus in Asia?
Raj Sitlani: We have a large market share in Australia but, until recently, never truly had the manpower or the resources to crack the broader Asia market. However, there’s a very big opportunity in the region for us to provide our flagship product – which is a prime-of-prime service with aggregated FX liquidity – and so last year we set up a Hong Kong office through which we can build out our presence in North Asia and China.