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Saxo Bank wins Best Prime Broker Innovation in HFMWeek European Hedge Fund services awards

Saxo, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has today announced that it has won Best Prime Broker – Innovation in the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2019.

Now in their 10th year, the annual HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Services Awards recognise and reward excellence in hedge fund servicing. The awards involve a rigorous judging process based on the views of a panel of leading hedge fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs with strict criteria for each category.

Innovation has been a driving force behind Saxo’s strategy since its inception. Saxo has democratised and digitalised the entire investment and trading process, delivering seamless access to global capital markets and expertise to private individuals and institutional partners, including hedge funds and wholesale clients.

Globally, Saxo has enjoyed unprecedented success in providing tailored, dedicated services and support to hedge fund partners over the past 12 months, particularly in Europe and Asia. In the UK alone, twice as many new hedge funds clients went live during 2018 compared to 2017.

Further, Saxo having received a number of awards in recognition of its prime brokerage business, including Best Boutique Prime Broker in the HFM Hedge Fund Asia Awards; Best Prime of Prime House in the FX Week Best Bank Awards; Best Prime-of-Prime Provider in the FX Week e-FX Awards and Best Prime Broker - Technology in the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Services Awards.

Commenting on the win, Alex South, Director, Saxo Bank, said, "We are delighted to have won this award and to be recognised once again for our unique offering to the European hedge fund community. This has been a exceptional year for Saxo, not just in Europe but internationally too. We have collaborated closely with our clients, investing in our technology to enhance their access to trading and investment opportunities. We will continue to work hard to build on our success and provide award winning services to our hedge fund clients.”

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At Saxo we believe that when you invest, you unlock a new curiosity for the world around you. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions, Saxo’s purpose is to Get Curious People Invested in the World. We are committed to enabling our clients to make more of their money. Saxo was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1992 with a clear vision: to make the global financial markets accessible for more people. In 1998, Saxo launched one of the first online trading platforms in Europe, providing professional-grade tools and easy access to global financial markets for anyone who wanted to invest. 

Today, Saxo is an international award-winning investment firm for investors and traders who are serious about making more of their money. As a well-capitalised and profitable Fintech, Saxo is a fully licensed bank under the supervision of the Danish FSA, holding broker and banking licenses in multiple jurisdictions. As one of the earliest fintechs in the world, Saxo continues to invest heavily into our technology. Saxo’s clients and partners enjoy broad access to global capital markets across asset classes on our industry-leading platforms. Our open banking technology also powers more than 200 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients. Keeping our headquarters in Copenhagen, Saxo has more than 2,500 professionals in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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