Invast Global – Best FX Prime of Prime

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.11.12

Invast Global has won this year’s FX-Markets Asia Award for the Best FX Prime of Prime category. A global leader in the Prime of Prime space with 60 years experience as a securities and foreign exchange brokerage, Invast Global has proven its consistent, exceptional service, especially in the volatile market and global economy that was brought about in 2020 by COVID-19 as well as by international political factors.

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Invast Global is unique amongst their non-bank Prime Broker peers in a number of ways. They are focused on being a truly multi-asset service provider, allowing clients access to the full range of global futures and stock exchanges from one account and with one collateral deposit. As Gavin White, Chief Executive Officer of Invast Global further explains, “Other key factors are that we are focusing specifically on the small end of the hedge fund space, managers with <500m AUM. These managers are currently being underserved by the Tier 1 bank PBs. We offer a flexible, multi-asset prime facility, with no commission or turnover hurdles and no monthly minimums. Such aspects of traditional prime brokerage are often difficult for small/medium managers to cope with. We help solve those issues.”

What is also important to Invast Global is their customer service. Gavin explains how “We are a full-service, with a 24-hour client coverage team, a 24-hour outsourced execution team, and a highly automated back office function with direct connectivity to most administrators and custodians. We can also connect and liaise directly with our hedge fund clients’ own operations team.” When work from home requirements were mandated across the globe due to the global pandemic, Invast Global was able to continue servicing their clients to the highest standards. Because they are a cloud-based, technology-driven company, they were able to shift to remote work in a seamless way, providing team members with secure access to the key resources they need and therefore providing clients with their usual standard of service.

Always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology and best practice, Invast Global has a culture that is dedicated to service, diligence, and innovation. One key part of this culture is to recognize that each client is unique and has different needs on FX liquidity and so they work side-by-side with their clients to achieve this. The company is built on a foundation of dedication to mutual long-term gain. They want their clients to be successful and so they want to be sure to offer solutions to meet their clients’ needs. Invast Global has solid Tier-1 Prime Broker relationships with some of the world’s largest banks, providing their clients with superior access to liquidity streams from over 20 banks, Non-Bank and ECN providers.

Despite the global volatility we’ve all experienced, the past year has been a strong one for Invast Global and Gavin explains how he sees this growth continuing into next year. “We’ve become well known for our extensive access to borrow in global Equities names and will continue to build out this access over 2021. We’re also integrating a number of relationships with several market making entities to deepen the liquidity our clients can access over and above that which is available in the exchange CLOBs. Our quantitative Structuring and Pricing team will also be releasing a number of additional ‘cash / spot’ Index and Commodity products to offer clients a flexible approach to their Index and Commodity trading strategies.”

They note that clients are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their trading strategies and in their overall FX industry and market knowledge and so their solution has to keep up. Invast Global is perfectly positioned to adapt to changing market demands, using their tailored service approach and customisable liquidity streams to meet client needs. Again, it is this very attention to detail and to different client requests which has provided the foundation for Invast to expand into new and exciting ventures.

Over the last 12 months, they have pushed through with their 3-year plan to establish offices in each major financial city in the world, with offices currently in Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong. In 2019, they launched a subsidiary company, Invast Global (Hong Kong) as part of their strategic plan to concentrate on Asia-focused institutional clients utilising SFC licence types to provide an alternative to traditional bank-based offerings. In the next year, Invast Global will be opening an office in London as well as one in mainland Europe in early 2021. They also look forward to expanding their offerings, including an incubation programme for small and emerging managers.

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Invast Global Launches USD & Canadian Index CFDs

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.09.24

Invast Global is pleased to announce the launch of two new Index CFDs:

      • USD Index – USC/USD
      • Canadian Index – MXC/CAD

The new CFD products are available for trading via API from Invast Global’s trading servers in NY4, LD4 and TY3 as part of our comprehensive Index & Commodity CFD offering.

There are no additional monthly data fees associated with the two new Index CFDs.

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CFD SPECIFICATIONS

Invast Global’s revised CFD SPECIFICATIONS are available to view and download here. To view the new Invast Data Usage Agreement with Schedule I updated to include the two new instruments, see here:

If you have not yet executed the Invast Global Market Data Usage Agreement but are interested in reviewing the pricing, please contact the Prime Services team +61 2 9083 1333 primeservices@invast.com.au

Invast’s Index and Commodity Guide provides a detailed description of the Index & Commodity CFD products and can be downloaded here:

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Equities Boom

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.09.02

It has been nine-months since the outbreak of COVID-19, and global markets continue to paint a chaotic and unpredictable picture. Continued market volatility has created a perfectly speculative environment for share prices, much like the speculative nature of Forex trading. Stock volumes are now at record highs as retail traders take advantage of current market conditions.

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This is reinforced by the momentous 40% intraday rally in Zoom’s share price . In the initial onset of COVID-19, we found that clients typically went long in this stock. More recently, as market sentiment has changed, we have seen a 50:50 divide in both long and short strategies. Are you taking advantage of this opportunity (are your clients?). Let’s see which way Zoom moves next!

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At Invast Global, we have seen rapid growth in volumes from our DMA Single Stock CFDs, as broker clients look to take full advantage of this market unpredictability. Our liquidity offering allows your clients to buy and sell (short) stocks, while accessing leverage to gain larger exposures – a perfect set up for clients to truly speculate on all market movements.

The global equities party is well and truly underway, make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

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Big Tech Growth in the Face of Pandemic

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.20

Apple’s recent milestone has placed them as the first publicly traded U.S. company to hit a market cap of US $2 trillion. While 2020 has seen an unprecedented economic slowdown, Apple’s business model has remained resilient – with record revenue at US $59.7 billion. Indeed, the Consumer Tech industry is projected to grow by 5.5%/yr, with the number of users doubling by 2024 (Global Electronic Components Market 2020 Research Report).

Projected Revenue in the Consumer Electronics Segment

 

This is attributed to increasing consumer demand for home improvements, fuelled by Working From Home arrangements, as well as anticipated developments in artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology.

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Company Ticker Margin % Exchange Market cap YTD Return
Apple Inc APPL 0.1 NASDAQ 1.98 T 0.5761
Amazon.Com Inc AMZN 0.1 NASDAQ 1.63 T 0.7645
Koninklijke Philips PHIA 0.15 AMS 40.00B 0.0254
Sony Corp Ord SNE 0.12 NYSE 102.27B 0.1926
Microsoft Corp MSFT 0.1 NASDAQ 1.59T 0.3297

 

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.07

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 03/08/20 – 11/08/20
 

Core Symbol Base Currency Exchange
Evergy USD NYS
Coca-ColaEuropeanPartnersNYS EUR AMS
GWPharmaceuticalsADR USD NAS
TUIG EUR ETR
VolkswagenORD EUR ETR
DistribuidoraInternacional EUR MAD

 

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Evergy

 

Market Cap: 12.414 Billion
YTD Return:
: -14.54%
Avg. Volume: 2.683 Million

Evergy engages in the generation,  transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Kansas and Missouri. It generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas and oil, uranium, wind, hydroelectric, landfill gas, and solar energy sources, as well as other renewable sources.

 

Coca-Cola European Partners PLC

Market Cap: 15.311 Billion
YTD Return:
: -20.18%
Avg. Volume: 70,928

Coca-Cola European Partners sells a range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages. As of March 16, 2020, it served approximately 300 million consumers across Western Europe, including Andorra, Belgium, continental France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

 

GW Pharmaceuticals

Market Cap: 4.323 Billion
YTD Return: 26.34%
Avg. Volume: 340,296

GW Pharmaceuticals is a British Pharmaceutical company which has established a world leading position in the development of plant-derived cannabinoid therapeutics. GW successfully developed the world’s first prescription medicine derived from the cannabis plant called Sativex and has developed an oral formulation of purified cannabidiol (CBD), initially approved as EPIDIOLEX in the US for the treatment of seizures.

 

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Pharmaceutical Stocks Boom

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.05

Pharmaceutical stocks are in high demand among our clients. Traded volumes boomed in July, assisted by renewed optimism for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine alongside wealthy governments scrambling to lock up forward-looking supply agreements.

After months of declining volumes attributable to the worldwide economic contraction experienced, interest in pharmaceutical companies has rallied once again. Over the coming months, expect to continue to see pharmaceutical stocks in the spotlight, as the race towards a COVID-19 vaccine intensifies.

 

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Most Popular Pharmaceutical Stocks

 

Company Ticker Margin % Exchange Market Cap YTD Return
Opko Health OPK 30% NASDAQ 3.590B 264.63%
Paratek Pharmaceuticals PRTK 35% NASDAQ 194.526M 11.91%
Pfizer PFE 10% NYSE 213.250B -2.02%
Recce Pharmaceuticals RCE 35% ASX 201.115M 284.72%
Mayne Pharma MYX 35% ASX 638.046M -12.64%

 

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Opko Health

US-based Opko Health is a wide-scaling medical company, focusing recently on the COVID-19 outbreak. Off the back of selling their COVID-19 molecular kits, Opko has seen revenue increase by 33%. The company have also released an antibody test.

Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Paratek Pharmaceuticals is a large commercial-stage bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative life-saving therapies for deadly diseases or other public health threats for civilian, government and military use.

Pfizer

Pfizer is one of the largest multi-national pharmaceutical companies in the world. It focuses on the development and production of new and improved medicines and vaccines for a wide scope of conditions.

Recce Pharmaceuticals

Recce Pharmaceuticals is focused on developing products to fight global health threats. Recently, the company struck a deal with US firm Path BioAnalytics to test their new antibiotics against SARS-CoV-2.

Mayne Pharma

Mayne Pharma is an ASX-listed specialty pharmaceutical company focused on applying its drug delivery expertise to commercialize branded and generic pharmaceuticals, providing patients with access to better and more accessible medicines. It also provides contract development and manufacturing services to more than 100 clients worldwide.

 

 

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.08.03

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 27/07/20 – 03/08/20

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Core Symbol Description Base Currency Exchange
Alnylam Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc USD NAS
GrubHub GrubHub Inc USD NYS
BlueApron Blue Apron Holdings Inc USD NYS
Waitr Waitr Holdings Inc USD NAS
Dominos Domino’s Pizza Inc USD NYS
PapaJohns Papa John’s International Inc USD NAS

 

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Alnylam

Market Cap: 16.736 Billion
YTD Return: 26.56%
Avg. Volume: 804.65 Thousand

Alnylam specialises in the development of RNA interference therapeutics used to treat certain diseases. The company recently received approval to test their product in the UK, as well as establishing a distribution partnership with a company in the Middle East.


GrubHub

Market Cap: 6.66 Billion
YTD Return: 48.52%
Avg. Volume: 4.9 Million

Grubhub is an American food ordering delivery service, connecting consumers with local restaurants. With surging demand as a result of Working from Home arrangements, this is one stock to watch closely.


Waitr

Market Cap: 485.39 Million
YTD Return:
: 1,558.39%
Avg. Volume: 7.22 Million

Similarly to GrubHub, Waitr offers an online food ordering and delivery service. Starting the year as a penny stock, the company’s share price has increased by 1,558% since the beginning of 2020. Coupled with strong second quarter results, this is a stock to keep an eye out for.

 

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Food Delivery Industry Projections

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.30

Online Food Delivery Stocks are weathering the economic storm, attributable to a surge in global demand fuelled by Working From Home arrangements and Social Distancing restrictions. Significant growth is expected to continue as the industry edges closer to 200 billion USD annual global revenue.

 

 

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Company TIcker Margin %  Exchange Market Cap YTD Return
Grubhub GRUB 20 NYSE 6.556B 46.13%
Blue Apron Holdings APRN 20 NYSE 163.79M 86.02%
Waitr Holdings WTRH 35 NASDAQ 561.13B 1483.17%%
Dominos Pizza DPZ 20 NYSE 15.155B 31.70%
Papa Johns International PZZA 20 NYSE 3.033B 48.84%

 

Disclaimer: This material is provided to you by Invast Global is solely for informational purposes, is intended for your use only and does not constitute an offer or commitment, a solicitation of an offer or comment, or any advice or recommendation, to enter into or conclude any transaction. Please refer to our PDS available on our website for further information.

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New Symbols – Single Stock CFDs (Broker Liquidity)

Company News | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.28

Keep up to date with Invast Global’s expanding Single Stock CFD & ETF offering, here is a snapshot of our latest additions. To ensure that you are subscribed to our full universe of symbols, please download our latest configuration files from the Technical Guide in Section 6 of the Client Portal.

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New Single Stock CFDs

These new symbols were added to the Invast Global DMA Universe from 20/07/20 – 27/07/20

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Core Symbol Base Currency Exchange
SyneosHealth USD NAS
DigitalTurbine USD NAS
T2Biosystems USD NAS
WRGRACE USD NYS
Albireo USD NAS
Aeglea USD NAS
Veritone USD NAS
Kratos USD NAS
Homology USD NAS
TPICAP GBP LSE
JustEatLN GBP LSE
JustEatTakeaway USD AMS
CellnexRight USD BME

 

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Veritone Inc.

 

Market Cap: 305.135 Million

YTD Return: 352.21%

Veritone specialises in the provision of artificial intelligence technology. With their share price up 350% this year and the Legal AI Software industry continuing to grow, this is one stock to watch closely.

 

Albireo Pharma Inc.

Market Cap: 380.331 Million

YTD Return: -0.12%

Albireo is a biopharmaceutical company specialising in the development of technology to help treat liver-related diseases. After recovering strongly from the market crash in March, Albireo have begun new clinical trials.

 

Digital Turbine

Market Cap: 1.097 Billion
P/E Ratio:
: 80.51
YTD Return: 132.59%

Digital Turbine operates as an advertiser provider on mobile devices and applications. Although they are a company that functions in a highly competitive environment, a recent acquisition of Mobile Posse seeks to strengthen their position in the industry. Coupled with their recent revenue growth, make sure to look out for Digital Turbine.

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FX Markets Asia Awards 2020

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.07.27

The second annual FX Markets Asia Awards recognise the best banks, dealers, brokers and currency managers in the Asia Pacific region.

Invast Global has been shortlisted for Best FX Prime Broker. Thank you to all that have shown your support, we will continue to lift the bar this coming year as we provide assured, quality service to all our clients. Find out more about the FX Markets Asia awards below:

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Best FX Prime Broker Nominees:

 

Invast Global
Morgan Stanley
Standard Chartered
State Street
UBS
Deutsche Bank
Citi
Credit Suisse
CICC
Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
Yuanta
BNP Paribas

 

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