Invast Global Continues Partnership With Qantas Australian Women’s Rugby Team

Invast Global and Rugby Australia today announced that the multi-asset prime broker company will continue its support for the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team for the upcoming HSBC Sevens Women’s World Series campaign.

Invast Global’s logo will be adorned upon the shorts of the Aussie Sevens Women’s side as they make their charge in an Olympic Qualification year for HSBC Sevens World Series.

Rugby Australia Chief Commercial Officer, Cameron Murray said: “We’re very proud to be continuing the partnership between Invast Global and our Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens squad.

“The partnership comes in a crucial year for Rugby Sevens and it is a credit to Invast Global that they are excited to partner with one of the flagship Rugby Sevens sides globally, our Aussie Women’s Sevens team.

“The HSBC Sevens World Series continues to grow as a spectacle across the world, allowing Invast to further take their brand to a global audience.”

Invast Global CEO, Gavin White said: “We’re honoured to be an official partner of the Australian Women’s Sevens Rugby team for 2019.

“The team is succeeding at an elite global level – and at Invast Global we aspire to do the same. Importantly, the team represents the values of equality, integrity and dedication to excellence that Invast Global also epitomises.

“Like Rugby Australia, Invast Global is a champion of diversity with 40 staff, comprising 16 different nationalities, serving clients in over 50 countries.

“We wish the team the very best of luck for the 2019 season. Our staff – and our clients from all over the world – will be cheering loudly from the sidelines at each tournament.”

The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens squad will play in the round two of the series at the HSBC Dubai Sevens, kicking off tonight.

Australia will face England, China and the USA in the battle for Pool B with all matches to be broadcast LIVE through World Rugby’s Digital Channels. The Finals on Friday will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS.

Head Coach John Manenti has named two debutants in the squad in Lily Dick and Sariah Paki, following on from Australia’s victory at the Oceania Sevens in Fiji earlier this month.

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Fixtures, Dubai
Thursday November 29

Australia v England, 7.44pm AEDT
Australia v China, 10.40pm AEDT
Friday 30 November
Australia v USA, 1.59am AEDT

Gavin White Given Group Responsibilities

Invast Securities Co. Ltd, a leading FX broker in Japan and a JASDAQ-listed entity, has today announced that their Australian-based Board Director, Mr Gavin White, has been promoted to Global Head of Strategic Relationships for the Invast Group.

This is another strong indication that the subsidiary run by Mr White, Invast Global, is growing strongly and achieving successes that are impressing the Board of the parent company.

Invast Global has forged a place at the top-tier of non-bank prime services firms. The company provides multi-asset prime services, liquidity and execution services to hedge funds, asset managers, brokerages and HFT firms globally. Since Mr White took over as CEO of Invast Global in 2014, the company has gained acclaim across the industry, including numerous awards and testimonials.

President and CEO of Invast Securities Co., Ltd, Mr Takeshi Kawaji, is enthusiastic in his support for the Invast Global team; “Gavin, Jon Leung (COO), James Alexander (CCO) and Nicholas Briscoe have built a team and infrastructure which is the envy of the industry. The Board of Invast Securities Co and I are proud of what they have been able to achieve. We look forward to continuing to support their ambitions. The appointment of Gavin to the Board of Invast Securities Co., Ltd – and now his appointment as Head of Strategic Relationships for the parent company, is a huge endorsement for Gavin and his team.”

According to Mr Kawaji, the role Mr White has taken on involves leading the negotiations for all strategic relationships across the group globally, including Prime Brokers, Technology Vendors, Joint Ventures, Acquisitions and Partnerships.

Mr White credits his team for the success Invast Global has achieved, “We have a highly-skilled, focused and determined team at Invast Global. We have built a global firm which is squarely aimed at moving into businesses that global banks are being forced to withdraw from due to tightened bank-centric regulations. There is huge and growing demand for bank-alternatives in the prime services space. We are working very hard to fulfil this demand. I look forward to adding value in my new role to ensure our business remains highly competitive and sustainable.”.

Invast Becomes AFMA Member & Commits To The FX Global Code

Leading boutique prime broker, Invast Global, has today signed and issued a Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code of Conduct. The announcement comes shortly after the firm was officially voted in as an institutional member of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA).

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) was formed in 1986. Today AFMA is the principal industry association promoting efficiency, integrity and professionalism in Australia’s financial markets – including the capital, credit, derivatives, foreign exchange and other specialist markets.

 

According to the Global Foreign Exchange Committee, an official forum of international central banks and private sector market participants, the purpose of the Global Code is to promote a robust, fair, liquid, open, and appropriately transparent market in which a diverse set of market participants, supported by resilient infrastructure, are able to confidently and effectively transact at competitive prices that reflect available market information. The Code was developed through a partnership between central banks and market participants from 16 jurisdictions around the globe.

Invast Global has demonstrated strong support for the concept and spirit of the FX Global Code of Conduct since it was established in May 2017.

As a STP non-bank prime broker, Invast Global transparently passes pricing and execution from their pool of bank and non-bank liquidity providers (LPs) through to their broker and hedge fund clients. Invast Global has declared a committed to protecting the interests of its clients above all else.

On July 18th 2017, Invast Global hosted an exclusive event in Sydney to promote the FX Global Code. Dr Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, who has been the leading visionary and main architect of the Global Code was the special guest speaker.

Gavin White, Chief Executive Officer of Invast Global, stated, “a fair, transparent and robust market is a central tenet of a strong and progressive industry. Clients of all sizes need to be able to rely on it. It’s not something we should simply aspire to, it is essential. Invast Global is proud to be taking a leadership role in keeping the FX Global Code of Conduct at front of mind amongst industry participants. We look forward to working closely with AFMA and the Global Foreign Exchange Committees in future. Our clients can rest assured that fairness and transparency are values that Invast Global has been built around and which we commit to upholding going forward. ”

 

Invast named Best Prime Broker (Innovation) at HFM European Awards

Boutique prime broker, Invast Global, has been awarded the Best Prime Broker (Innovation) title at the 2018 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards in London last week.

Nick Briscoe, Head of Prime Services, was presented the trophy on stage during the ceremony at the Hurlingham Club.

 

 

We are delighted that our prime services offering has been recognised once again for its quality. Invast is continuing to revolutionise the prime brokerage space by providing nimble, bespoke and innovative solutions to our global clients. The entire Invast team would like to thank our European clients and partners for voting for us.“, Nick commented on the accolade.

The HFM European Service Awards, now in their 9th year, aim to recognise and reward hedge fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.

Runners up for the award include Cowen, Saxo and Linear Investments.

The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading hedge fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs, ensures these awards stand out from the crowd.

To view the full list of winners, please click here: https://hfmeuropeanservicesawards.awardstage.com/#2018_Winners

 

 

Invast Global & oneZero Launch TY3 Hub

Leading boutique prime broker, Invast Global, is proud to announce the launch of a Tokyo oneZero Hub in TY3. This development follows on from the unveiling of the Invast LD4 oneZero Hub only three weeks ago.

The addition of the TY3 Hub means that clients around the world can now seamlessly connect to the award-winning liquidity of Invast Global in NY4, LD4 and TY3 for FX, Metals, Index CFDs and Commodity CFDs.

According to Invast Global, the recent series of announcements highlighting a closer relationship between the prime broker and oneZero is a precursor to a major upcoming announcement regarding the launch of a comprehensive liquidity offering, targeted at Retail brokers offering the MT5 platform, encompassing global exchange-connected liquidity for single-stock CFDs and futures CFD. Such an offering would be unique in providing MT5 brokers with global multi-asset capabilities and a more sophisticated offering for their retail clients.

“The addition of the TY3 Hub signals our commitment to delivering the highest quality liquidity to our institutional clientele not just in Tokyo but throughout Asia. This is a very exciting development and we look forward to assisting clients throughout Asia optimise their execution experience through low-latency cross connected solutions into the new oneZero Hub. Stay tuned for more to come.” – James Alexander, Chief Commercial Officer, Invast Global.

Invast Global, which is backed by listed Japanese parent, Invast Securities Co., offers multi-asset liquidity to retail brokers, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and banks around the world. With multiple tier-1 prime broking relationships and access to bespoke clearing venues, Invast Global delivers transparent pre- and post-trade access to approximately 20 bank, non-bank and ECN liquidity providers. The Invast Liquidity team works closely with their clients to ensure the liquidity mix is optimised to suit their client’s trading and execution style.

Andrew Ralich, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of oneZero Financial stated “The recent and rapid expansion of our institutional distribution capabilities in cooperation with Invast Global is a testament to the agility of both teams within the evolving liquidity marketplace. This latest step into TY3 extends the partnership into a key area of demand within our client base. oneZero has made significant investments in AsiaPac over the last year, and we have identified institutional liquidity distribution direct from TY3 as a pivotal beachhead for the evolving region.”

About Invast Global
Winner of HedgeWeek’s Global Award: Best Specialist Prime Broker in both 2017 and 2018, Invast Global is a leading multi-asset brokerage and prime services provider based in Sydney, Australia. The company specialises in providing prime services to small/mid-sized hedge funds, asset managers, proprietary trading firms, other brokerages and banks. The JASDAQ-listed Japanese parent company – Invast Securities Co. has a 60-year history as a Forex and Securities brokerage and enjoys stable, long-standing relationships with numerous tier-one bank Prime Brokers.

Website: www.invast.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9083 1333
Email: primeservices@invast.com.au

About oneZero Financial
oneZero Financial Systems, LLC designs and develops institutional software solutions for the foreign exchange, commodities, and futures markets. The company offers bridging, aggregation, risk management, prime brokerage, regulatory reporting, and liquidity distribution solutions. oneZero serves global brokers, funds, banks, and other financial and commodity market participants worldwide. oneZero Financial Systems, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in London, United Kingdom, Limassol, Cyprus, Singapore and Australia.

Website: http://www.onezero.com/
Phone: +1 888 703 4285
Email: info.us@onezero.com

Invast Global Wins 2018 Hedgeweek Global Award

For the second consecutive year, Invast Global has been crowned the Best Specialist Prime Broker at the annual Hedgeweek Global Awards held in the grand ballroom of the Reform Club – a private members’ club on London’s historic Pall Mall.

With a unique peer-review voting structure, the Hedgeweek Global Awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated awards in the global Hedge Fund industry.

During a ceremony in the grand ballroom of the Reform Club in London’s Mayfair district, Australian-based, multi-asset prime broker, Invast Global has been voted Hedgeweek Global Awards 2018 ‘Best Specialist Prime Broker’, beating some of the biggest brokerage firms in the industry. Past winners include BNP Paribas (2014), Société Générale Prime Services (2015) and US-listed Cowen Prime Services (2016).

The global awards are presented annually to top performers in various financial services categories through a peer review system, consisting of the Hedgeweek readership. Hedgeweek is the premier news publication for institutional investors and asset managers, with two-thirds of their readers from the buy-side.

It is a high honour for the relatively new provider of bespoke prime services. While the listed Japanese parent company, Invast Securities, has been in existence for more than 50 years, the internationally-focused and Sydney-based, Invast Global, was founded in 2013. The firm has blossomed in the past few years, as international Investment Banks continue to withdraw from prime services. Invast Global has arguably been one of the biggest beneficiaries of this shift, with the brokerage successfully forging a reputation as the best non-bank prime broker in the industry – particularly amongst small/medium funds and brokerages.

The award comes shortly after Invast Global announced the appointment of investment banking heavyweight, Michael Cunningham (pictured), to the board in February. The former Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Treasurer represents a landmark addition to the Sydney firm.

Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global (Australia) says: “It is a huge honour for a boutique Australian brokerage to be conferred such a highly-regarded award, and to be acknowledged for punching well above our weight in the international arena. While our technology is second to none, the award is truly due to the dedication, expertise and integrity of our staff. In our Sydney office, we now have a team of 35 professionals, comprising more than 15 nationalities. We are a mini-United Nations, with language capabilities that enable our team to support our brokerage and hedge fund clients across more than 30 countries. We are humble in our appreciation of the award, but we are determined to show that this is just the latest step in our trajectory toward achieving our ambitious global growth plans.”

Invast Global & oneZero Financial Launch New LD4 Hub

Leading boutique prime broker, Invast Global, is delighted to announce the launch of a London oneZero Hub in Equinix LD4. The new hub will allow retail brokerages to seamlessly connect to the award-winning liquidity of Invast Global.

Invast Global currently offers multi-asset liquidity to retail brokers, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and banks around the world. The markets available in the new LD4 Hub include FX, Metals, Index CFDs and Commodity CFDs.

Jon Leung, Chief Operating Officer of Invast Global said “We have built a strong relationship with oneZero since implementing our NY4 hub in 2017. Adding the LD4 hub to our coverage will allow our UK and European clients to benefit from our exceptional cross-connected liquidity via their own oneZero bridges.”

Andrew Ralich, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of oneZero Financial stated “Over the past 12-18 months, we have seen a significant increase in demand for locally sourced liquidity via oneZero Liquidity Hub instances hosted in our Equinix LD4 DataCenter location. We are very excited to add Invast to the list of EcoSystem providers available out of LD4. Invast have historically provided a very strong liquidity offering to our mutual clients, backed by a strong regulatory footing, client-focused support model and solid balance sheet.”

Invast Global delivers transparent pre- and post-trade access to approximately 20 bank, non-bank and ECN liquidity providers. The Invast Liquidity team works closely with their clients to ensure the liquidity mix is optimised to suit their client’s trading and execution style.

Invast clients also have access to a suite of execution algorithms covering a variety of orders types to allow them to achieve the best price with minimal value leakage. With the right liquidity, execution methodology and pre and post trade transparency, Invast clients are clearly able to demonstrate best execution for their clients.

m-Finance Liquidity Partnership

m-FINANCE, one of the most popular technology providers for the forex, CFDs and bullion markets, has announced that it has signed a new liquidity partnership deal. The company will be delivering access to Invast Global’s pool following up on increasing demand for straight-through processing (STP) of orders.

The Asian market has typically been a destination where heavy b-booking of trades is a common practice. Following increasing demand from brokers to address the needs for a solution that can accommodate different types of clients, m-FINANCE has been offering to its broker customers ways to hedge their exposure by switching the flow from some clients to STP.

Commenting on the partnership deal, the CEO of m-FINANCE, Dick Tam, said: “We have been in this market for over 15 years and have a very strong presence within the Asia trading community. Being able to offer our brokerage clients a choice of market-leading liquidity which delivers the premium trading experience with institutional level spreads, fast execution, low latency trading environment and better depth of market is essential.”

“The Invast Liquidity Team works closely with their clients to ensure the liquidity mix is optimized to suit their client’s trading and execution style. We are glad that we can work closely with Gavin and Wendy and their professional team to offer our clients the best liquidity service,” Mr. Tam added.

The mix of clients from the Asian region has been shifting as traders are becoming more educated about their options. With some STP brokers making a push in the region, the need to accommodate different types of clients is becoming more pronounced.

Official Partner of Australian Rugby 7s

Invast Global has signed an agreement to become an Official Partner of the Australian Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens Teams in 2018.

Invast Global will be sponsoring the Australian Men’s Sevens Team for the Hong Kong (6-8 April) and Singapore (28-29 April) HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments. Additionally, Invast Global will be sponsoring the Australian Women’s Sevens Team for the remainder of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in 2018. This includes Kitakyushu, Japan (21-22 April), Langford, Canada (May 12th – 13th) and Paris, France (9-10 June ).

The Sydney tournament, held over 26-28 January, was very successful for the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams, with both going on to win the major title. The Australian Women’s team is currently sitting in 1st place on the World Series Standings, after winning both the Dubai and Sydney tournaments.

“We’re honoured to be an official partner of the Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens Rugby teams for 2018. Both teams are succeeding at an elite global level – and at Invast Global we aspire to do the same. We share common values of equality and integrity with a pursuit for excellence on the global stage. Like Rugby Australia we are also champions of diversity with 30 staff who come from 16 different nationalities. We wish both teams the very best of luck for the remainder of the 2018 season – we will be cheering loudly from the sidelines,” says Gavin White, Chief Executive Officer of Invast Global.

“We’re thrilled to have an international brand increase their level of support for our Aussie Sevens teams. We are always looking for ways to connect with people across the world and Invast Global does exactly that.” says Peter Sciberras, Head of Partnerships at Rugby Australia.

Landmark appointment of Goldman Sachs and Citi veteran

Boutique multi-asset Prime Broker, Invast Global, has announced the appointment of ex-Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Treasurer and KPMG Partner Michael Cunningham as a Non-Executive Director to the Board, representing a landmark chapter in the company’s impressive global expansion.

Invast Global, the subsidiary of Jasdaq-listed Invast Securities Co (8709.JP), has cemented an enviable reputation as a world leader in non-bank Prime Services. With a client base of brokerages and hedge funds spanning the globe, the company has experienced impressive growth in its prime services offering, which gives institutional clients collateralised access to premium liquidity in OTC FX, Metals and Energy products, as well as direct connectivity to over 30 global exchanges and OTC venues.

In a notable development which underscores the top-tier positioning of the firm, Invast Global has attracted ex-Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Treasurer, Michael Cunningham, to join the Board of the company in Sydney. Mr Cunningham’s career in Financial Markets, Risk Management and Advisory roles spans three decades. In addition to his financial markets roles at Goldman Sachs and Citibank in Australia and Asia, Mr Cunningham also served as the Chief Risk Officer: Oceania Region for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Most recently, Mr Cunningham served as a Partner in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management Practise.

CEO of Invast Global, Gavin White has warmly welcomed Mr Cunningham to the Board; “I am honoured to welcome Michael to the Board of Invast Global. It is a huge endorsement of our business and our future plans that we have been joined by a person of such high calibre, personally and professionally. Michael’s expertise is second to none. His intellect and industry experience will provide immeasurable value to the discussions and decisions at Board level”.

“Invast is the clear leader in its class and I’m excited to be involved in the next phase of its evolution and development” Mr Cunningham said.