Saxo Capital Markets HK wins the gold award in financial planning/wealth management technology category of ifta fintech achievement awards 2018

Saxo, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has today announced that it has won Gold in Financial Planning/Wealth Management Technology category of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) Fintech Achievement Awards 2018.

The IFTA is the first fintech certification body in Asia, dedicated to accelerating fintech development, and whose awards strive to recognize outstanding achievements from companies and individuals operating in the industry, based on three main principles: sustainability, training, and ethics. 

Saxo won this award in recognition of its ability to empower individuals and help them to navigate their own financial future through the use of innovative technology, which has been at the heart of Saxo’s offering since its inception over 25 years ago. 

Saxo provides investors with access to the complete range of investment opportunities, through an intuitive, user friendly platform, as well as the tools needed to make sense of financial markets including insightful content, research and education. 

Commenting on the win Matthew Long, CEO of Saxo Capital Markets HK, said, "We are so pleased to have been recognized by IFTA for our unique offering to the investment and trading community in Hong Kong. We are passionate about getting more people on the path to investing and saving for their future through the use of innovative technology. In addition, we place great importance on partnerships, in the belief that they will become the next disruptive force in the financial industry. By combining the two, we believe we have the ability to make our clients the investors of the future.”

Saxo’s success in Hong Kong follows an important year for the company which saw China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd acquire a 52 per cent stake in the bank, laying the ground for long-term business development in the region. Saxo also recently announced the appointment of Xu Fan as CEO of Greater China who will be responsible for shaping and leading the Greater China leadership team and delivering on Saxo Bank’s strategy for the region. Saxo was also recently awarded Best Boutique Prime Broker in the HFM Hedge Fund Asia Awards 2019.  

Steffen Wegner Mortensen
Head of PR and Public Affairs

+45 3977 6343
press@saxobank.com

Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading multi-asset trading and investment specialist, offering a complete set of trading and investment technologies, tools and strategies.

For almost 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to enable individuals and institutions by facilitating their access to professional trading and investing through technology and expertise.

As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its private clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology.

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 headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo employs more than 1500 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.