Japanese online securities trading firm SBI Securities, one of the market leaders in the country, has taken on Broadridge’s post-trade processing solution to be used for all core fixed-income trades. The technology will aid SBI Securities in its international expansion, initially into Hong Kong, where it will offer facilitation services with the issuance of new structured notes.
Coverage for Different Asset Classes
The Broadridge solution offers straight-through processing, including position management and settlement of trades. It is also flexible and can at a later point be adjusted to start supporting other assets classes that SBI Securities offers trade in, including equities, futures and options. The tech can support the Japanese firm’s activities both regionally and globally, Broadridge said in a statement.
“Broad market functionality, international, multi-currency capabilities and expertise”
According to Hiroshi Kannoo, Head of Business Arrangement & Development at SBI Securities, “ What ultimately led us to Broadridge’s post-trade technology solution was a combination of its broad market functionality, international, multi-currency capabilities, and deep international capital markets expertise. Broadridge will also enable a fast-track deployment on a highly scalable modern architecture.”
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Broadridge’s post-trade processing solution is in use across the world by clients operating in 70 markets. The Asia-Pacific is a key growth focus region for the financial services provider, with the most recent moves in this direction including providing connectivity to Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, the cross-border channel between the Shanghai and the Hong Kong stock exchanges, as well as investments in messaging and settlement infrastructure solutions in Japan and Singapore, respectively.
Broadridge’s latest financial report revealed a strong start to its financial year, with all its business divisions contributing to the $595 million revenues. Based on the first-quarter results, the firm confirmed its positive outlook for the full-year performance, with revenue seen to grow by 8-10 percent and earnings per share expected to rise by 8-12 percent.