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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.  

Lasse Lilholt

Global Head of Communications & PR

+45 3977 6344

Saxo Capital Markets HK Limited is a licensed subsidiary of Saxo Bank. Saxo is a leading Fintech specialist that connects people to investment opportunities in global capital markets. In Hong Kong, the company has operated since 2011 and has been serving as a gateway for Saxo in the region. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment, Saxo’s purpose is to get curious people invested in the world. Saxo’s user-friendly and personalised platform experience gives investors exactly what they need, when they need it, no matter if they want to actively trade global markets or invest into their future.

Founded in 1992, Saxo was one of the first financial institutions to develop an online trading platform that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions, and fund managers. Saxo combines an agile FinTech mindset with close to 30 years of experience and track record in global capital markets to deliver a state-of-the-art experience to clients. 

Saxo holds three banking licenses and is well-regulated globally in the jurisdictions we operate in. Saxo offers clients around the world broad access to global capital markets across asset classes, where they can trade more than 65,000 instruments in over 26 languages from one single margin account. Saxo also powers more than 200 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients via its open banking technology.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo’s client assets total more than €85bn and the company has more than 2,500 financial and technology professionals in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo. 

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