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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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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Invast Global wins Best Specialist Prime Broker at the Hedgeweek European Awards 2020

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2020.02.28

The team at Invast Global is proud to be the winner of ‘Best Specialist Prime Broker’ at the Hedgeweek European Awards! The votes are cast by readers and senior industry participants. So, it is a great honour for the team to win such significant international recognition. Lochlan White, Alexandra Wooller & Benjamin Goddard.

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Invast Global wins Best Specialist Prime Broker 2019 at the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2019.02.18

Invast Global wins Best Specialist Prime Broker 2019 at the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019

Uniquely, the Hedgeweek Global Awards are voted for by the Hedgeweek readership.
As they represent true recognition from peers, they are among the most respected awards in the industry.

Once again the Reform Club provided a suitably distinguished venue for the presentation dinner.

To view the full list of award winners, please click here: https://www.hedgeweek.com/2019/02/15/273117/hedgeweek-global-awards-2019-winners

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

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2018.05.01

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, Chief Operating Officer, 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

 

 

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Invast Global Wins 2018 Hedgeweek Global Award

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2018.04.03

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.”

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Invast Global named “Best Specialist Prime Broker 2017”

Awards | +61 2 9083 1333 | 2017.03.07

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 an elegant luncheon ceremony held amongst the opulent halls of the Reform Club in London’s Mayfair district, Australian-based, Japanese-backed multi asset prime broker, Invast Global has been voted HedgeWeek Global Awards 2017 ‘Best Specialist Prime Broker’. Past winners of the “Best Prime Broker” award are Societe Generale Prime Services (2015) and 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 Japanese parent company, Invast Securities, has been in existence for more than 50 years, the internationally-focused Invast Global was founded in 2013.The firm has blossomed in the past few years, as 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 the small/medium funds and brokerages.

The award comes as Invast Global announces record revenues and turnover in 2016 for its global multi-asset prime services facility PurePrime. With total active client account numbers jumping 142% YoY, a 113% surge in turnover YoY and a 35% increase in revenues YoY, the firm has rocketed its way into the big league of prime services.

Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global states:

“It has been an enjoyable and rewarding year for Invast Global. As always, these sort of results rely on a strong, talented team dedicating themselves to our clients. The team we have at Invast Global is exceptionally skilled at their craft. Our PurePrime product is designed to specifically meet the needs of clients who are struggling to satisfy their bank PB facility. As the tier one PB hurdles get higher each day, our clients are relieved to find an alternative source of prime services which is of such high quality and so easily accessed. We have found ourselves being in the right place, at the right time, with the right product.”

Chairman of Invast Securities Co Ltd, Mr Takeshi Kawaji states,

“The team at Invast Global is world class. We are immensely proud of their achievements and the Board of Invast Securities Co Ltd would like to extend our congratulations to them. We explicitly reaffirm our strong long term support for Gavin and his team and we have no doubt they will continue working hard for their clients and will achieve sustained success in the future.”

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