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R5FX goes live with Latam FX trading

R5FX is the emerging marketplace for eNDFs and EMFX, which focuses on leading the market evolution from voice to screen in EM currency trading. It adheres to new Regulation that requires FX trading banks to change their trading channels for the BRIC and other emerging market/NDF currency pairs. R5FX provides a faster, more efficient, regulated alternative for institutions wanting to benefit from ‘FX trading in the New World’. 

Launch of first EM currencies

R5FX launched ‘Latam in London’ at the conclusion of a meeting with the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM), the Foreign Office and London–based traders of BRL. Part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board (FSTIB) initiative, it aims to build closer ties with emerging market countries and encourage new opportunities in EM and FinTech. 

Live trading is now available in Brazilian Real (BRL), Chilean Peso (CLP) and Colombian Peso (COP). 

“Going live with R5FX Latam in London is an important first step, as we build out our dedicated global emerging markets platform”, said Jon Vollemaere, CEO of R5FX. “By providing EMFX participants with increased transparency, centralised credit and a further offshore alternative, we are doing more than just offering the same old trading tools, we are helping our customers to build markets. Today this is in Latam FX, which will become more widespread as we launch further currencies later this year.” 

Stimulate growth in EM currencies

The London FinTech start-up is expected to stimulate growth in the trading of emerging market currencies, as the market migrates from being largely voice and exchange traded, to a transparent and efficient screen-based market, providing deeper liquidity and increased capacity for all.  

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