Alpari has seen its volumes swell in the first quarter of 2018. Boosted by more active markets as well as heightened volatility, the global forex brokerage managed to secure a figure of $429.0 billion in trading turnover over this period. The climb in volumes has also coincided with a rise of clients in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), region, which secured a strong growth on a yearly basis.
FX markets have certainly awoken in Q1 2018. While 2017 was largely characterized by pockets of volatility in otherwise tranquil markets, 2018 has featured no shortage of drivers and activity. Both the retail and institutional FX spaces each saw their volumes surging in Q1 2018, with Alpari being no exception.
In particular, Alpari’s Q1 2018 reading of $429.0 billion represents a sizable improvement over its 2017 counterpart, climbing by a factor of 45.0 percent. A boost in trading turnover was kindled by a combined effort of Alpari’s growing client base and more active markets.
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Though global client activity was higher, on the whole, the APAC region saw the strongest growth, nearly doubling over a yearly basis in Q1 2018. Sticking with the APAC region, client assets also jumped by 320.0 percent, while trading turnover in the segment secured the strongest year-over-year growth of any region for Alpari, climbing 350.0 percent in Q1.
This stance was echoed by Andrey Dashin, owner of the international financial Alpari brand, who commented: “This impressive result is a consequence of the Alpari brand’s new expansion strategy, which was undertaken in 2015 with the aim of developing our business in certain strategically important macroeconomic regions such as Asia.”
In terms of other markets that Alpari operates in, the broker’s total trading turnover of $429.0 million reflects a growth of 22.0 percent year-over-year in Q1 2018. Client assets were also pointed higher, albeit by a factor of 29.0 percent year-over-year.
“In the Autumn of 2016, the company opened its international headquarters in Mauritius, helping us to take a more centralized approach in our work across our global network of offices and representatives as well as to bolster our presence in the Asia-Pacific region. As of now, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve chosen the right strategy, especially now that it’s started to bear fruit,” added Dashin.