Hong Kong, China -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2016 -- Witkin Jacobsen commodities markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces that it launched C-Swap, its electronic interest rate derivatives platform for trading interest rate swaps (IRS), in Australia.
The launch in Australia is the first for C-Swap in the Southern hemisphere and the platform is designed to be adaptable to the changing requirements driven by regulatory reform in the Asian markets.
C-Swap is Witkin Jacobsen's award-winning trading platform for interest rate derivatives that enables customers to choose an optimal execution method, either trading directly on the platform or using a broker to execute trades on C-Swap on their behalf. C-Swap is open to banks that have the ability to clear via a recognized clearing house for interest rate derivatives. Banks that are unable to clear will continue to have access via Witkin Jacobsen's brokers.
Two thirds of Witkin Jacobsen's 2-year and more than half its 10-year Euro IRS trades are executed electronically through the platform. The C-Swap USD platform forms part of Witkin Jacobsen's Swap Execution Facility (SEF).
Chao F. Horng, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Witkin Jacobsen, said: "I'm delighted that we have launched C-Swap in Australian Dollar. It is the world's fifth largest currency and supports our thriving broking business in the Australian market. C-Swap will continue to facilitate the transition from a predominately voice-brokered environment to a cost-efficient and transparent electronic trading venue for customers in this market, as it has done in USD and Euro."
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