Saxo Bank remains well capitalized despite losses
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Notes clause 16, the Issuer hereby submits the following notification to the Holders of the Notes.
Further information on impact of the Swiss Franc move on 15 January, 2015.
As previously notified on 19 January, 2015, a number of Saxo Bank’s customers ended up with insufficient margin collateral to cover their losses on positions in the Swiss Franc. Saxo Bank is liaising with these clients to settle such unsecured amounts. Some customers will not be able to the settle the balance in full and the bank will incur losses in this respect.
Taking the estimated maximum loss into account the Total Capital of Saxo Bank A/S and Saxo Bank Group would be DKK 1.97 billion and DKK 2.15 billion respectively. The total Capital Requirement are DKK 1.46 billion and DKK 1.71 billion respectively and the CET 1 Capital Buffer would be DKK 0.41 billion and DKK 0.42 billion respectively. In comparison, the CET Capital Buffer was DKK 0.48 billion and DKK 0.44 Billion as of 30 June, 2014.
The CET1 Ratios are 11.9% and 10.7% for Saxo Bank A/S and Saxo Bank Group respectively and the Total Capital Ratios are 16.2% and 14.3%.
Saxo Bank Group estimates the maximum loss that the Bank can incur in relation to the sudden material increase in the price of Swiss Franc on 15 January, 2015, to be DKK 0.7 billion equal to USD 107m on a net basis.
As stated above, even in the unlikely event of suffering the maximum estimated loss then Saxo Bank would still more than fulfil its regulatory capital requirements.
Please see the official ISE statement:
ISE Statement of January 23, 2015: http://www.ise.ie/app/announcementDetails.aspx?ID=12225941
Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.
For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.
As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.