Hedge Fund Solutions


We focus on being responsive and flexible. That is definitely our niche. We are squarely aimed at meeting the needs of small and medium-sized hedge funds that are being overlooked by the large Tier 1 Prime Brokers as regulatory reforms begin to take effect.

- Nick Briscoe, Head of Prime Services -

Global Multi-Asset Access

    Invast offers single account cross-collateralised access to 30+ DMA global equities/futures exchanges and aggregated bank and non-bank liquidity streams covering hundreds of global OTC instruments. Trade over 13,500 products on a single margin facility all within one market-leading platform.

    Our available products include:

    • Global Single Stocks (Direct Market Access CFDs)
    • Global Futures (Direct Market Access CFDs)
    • FX
    • Index CFDs
    • Commodity CFDs

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DMA/STP: Invast Global has an overall philosophy of transparency and fairness. We offer synthetic direct market access (DMA) on over 30 equities and futures global. This means that our clients benefit from direct exchange access, yet retain the convenience, capital efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of a synthetic exposure. With visibility to the full depth-of-market and interacting with the live exchange order book, clients can see their trades reflected in the official “Course of Sales” and participate in pre and post market exchange auctions.

Outsourced Execution: Invast Global offers a multi-lingual 24-hour trade execution and liquidity analysis team. Clients gain access to our established network of counterparties for optimal liquidity sourcing and best execution with minimal market impact. Outsourcing to Invast Global provides all the functions of an in-house dealing desk, with superior capabilities and expertise at a cost-efficient rate.

    Back Office & Reporting

    Invast Global offers a full suite of middle and back office reporting services designed to meet the needs of small/medium hedge funds and asset managers. We liaise directly with our client’s back office or administrator to efficiently manage the reporting process.

    Invast understands that the operational and reporting requirements of each fund are unique and may impact the growth of your firm. That is why we have invested heavily in developing our own proprietary back office and reporting software, UNICORN, to relieve this pressure whilst also addressing your regulatory obligations.


Having a parent company with 60 years of Japanese corporate history means being at the vanguard of technological innovation is one of our inherent strengths. However, innovation is not limited to technology and we deliberately take an innovative approach with all aspects of our offering.

Our biggest unit internally is our Client Onboarding and Optimisation team. This team guides the client onboarding journey to ensure we understand the client’s requirements and capabilities and get the client live with as little fuss as possible. Importantly, this team really focuses on the individual circumstances of the client and looks to provide tweaked, customised conditions for each client.

These customisations can take the form of curated liquidity streams, tailored collateral options, numerous different exchange and OTC connectivity combinations – and various other aspects. Going forward, the Client Onboarding and Optimisation team maintains close contact with the client, given feedback and analysis to help the client ensure their setup is as good as it can be.

Invast Global was named the Best Prime Broker (Innovation) at the 2018 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.

Prime Services Team


James Alexander

Chief Commercial Officer

James is a seasoned financial markets professional with over 10 years experience across both exchange traded and OTC derivatives. Having worked on the Institutional derivatives desk for a number of U.S. Investment Banks and Brokers, James draws upon this experience to deliver a first class Prime of Prime solution covering FX, CFDs, metals and oil to institutional and wholesale clients of Invast. He specialises in bespoke liquidity relationships for brokers, institutions, hedge funds, and professional money managers.


Nick Briscoe

Chief Operating Officer

Nick has a wealth of experience working across global listed and OTC derivative markets in both voice and electronic environments. He is presently completing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, has an engineering background and specialises in combining technical skill and knowledge of global markets with a deep desire to understand client needs to provide optimised prime services solutions.


David Vanstone

Global Head of Prime Services

David previously worked as part of UBS Investment Bank’s Prime Services team in London. There he was involved in all aspects of selling UBS’ derivative execution and clearing services to Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Corporates and Banks. He has a strong knowledge of the impact of Basel 3 Capital rules and the impact on the industry having been involved in re-pricing derivatives products for new and existing Prime Services clients.


Marcus Fung

Chief Executive Officer, Invast Hong Kong

Marcus has a strong quantitative background and previously led the dealing team at Invast Securities in Japan. He was responsible for optimisation of pricing, execution and liquidity of FX and CFD products. He possesses comprehensive knowledge about the Japanese financial industry and regulations. Speaking fluently in Japanese, English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Marcus specialises in providing the best liquidity solution to institutional clients in Asia-Pacific region.


Geoff Last


Geoff has over 40 years experience in the financial markets. He specialises in providing optimised FX solutions to institutional traders, hedge funds, HFTs, brokers and banks. Geoff has worked as a trader and broker at many global investment banks including Citibank and Westpac. He was the first trader to make the market when the AUD/USD originally floated in 1983. Geoff ensures that all Invast clients and partners experience the best possible trading environment.


Benjamin Goddard

Associate Director

Benjamin has a Bachelor of Business (BBus), Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has also completed an exchange business program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Benjamin has gained valuable experience within corporate restructuring and debt advisory in his previous roles. He joins Invast as we continue to establish our international prime services team.


Owen Tu


Owen has gained experience in a range of industries and has demonstrated knowledge in Management Consulting, Business Analysis, Business Development and Operations in start-ups, multi-national corporations and not-for-profits. He has strong capability of multi-tasking, problem solving and cross-functional team coordination. Owen is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English and is currently pursuing an MBA and CFA.


Nicholas Badings


Nicholas is in the penultimate year of a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney, majoring in both Finance and Financial Economics. He has a strong background in the investment management industry, having spent time at Pengana Capital, a diversified funds management group managing over AUD$3 billion of assets. Nicholas has also been selected by the Sydney University Business School as an Equity Analyst within their Student Managed Investment Fund, to actively manage the Universities capital to help fund scholarships for disadvantaged students.


Invast is continuing to revolutionise the prime brokerage space by providing nimble, bespoke and innovative solutions to our global clients.

- Gavin White, Chief Executive Officer -

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