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CACEIS Market Solutions: a fully integrated front-to-back service for optimum client support

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CACEIS Market Solutions is a comprehensive, end-to-end service that covers a full range of assets and markets, and is fully integrated with the rest of product range. It is an integral building block of our broader Execution-to-Custody model. Market Solutions brings together four business areas – Execution, Forex, Securities Finance & Repo, and Fund Execution – and our teams handle millions of orders each year for over a thousand clients with security, simplicity and efficiency central to their work.

Since its launch in 2018, the number of clients signing up for our Market Solutions offer has risen rapidly so we are continually strengthening our teams. The acquisition of KAS Bank in the Netherlands and Santander Securities Services in Spain has also enabled us to boost our front office expertise. Today we have more than 50 sales people and traders processing client orders across our offices in Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Madrid.

Our teams have over 15 years’ experience in the business and are well positioned to handle clients’ needs, whether they are investment/private equity fund managers, institutional investors, investment banks, central banks, private banks, brokers or companies.

François Reboul - Group Head of Market ServicesFinancial markets and the regulatory framework that governs them have become increasingly complex, especially since MiFID II arrived on the scene, so keeping pace with technology development is essential to providing efficient operations. When you work with an experienced partner like CACEIS, “our fully integrated model enables us to streamline operational flows and optimise related financial accounting. Having just one counterparty and one single point of contact for all transactions allows our clients to focus on their investment strategy while reducing operational risk and the costs of working with numerous intermediaries”, says François Reboul, Global Head of Market Services at CACEIS.

Our Execution service gives clients centralised, direct access by telephone or electronically, to more than 100 markets, including equities, ETFs, bonds and futures & options on all underlying assets (interest rates, securities, indices, commodities, FX, etc.). Our specialised teams are available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CET and ensure all negotiations are quick and competitive on price.

CACEIS is also a key partner for the agri-food sector, with a wide range of hedging solutions for agricultural commodities futures markets.

The Forex service handles foreign exchange operations in all major currencies, processing spot and futures transactions, swaps, share class hedging, NDF and NDS. Longer cut-off times on all currencies handled, hedging options on non-convertible currencies and 100% order traceability are just some of the benefits our Forex offering brings our clients.

The Securities Finance & Repo team devises bespoke solutions for securities lending and borrowing, repurchase agreements and collateralised financing, all perfectly tailored to our clients’ respective risk profiles. Our solutions allow investors to increase the return on their portfolios or minimise the associated costs within a secure environment due to the collateral received.

Jean-Luc Eymery - Global Head of Clearing Sales & Execution ServicesOur Fund Execution service is dedicated to handling fund unit subscription and redemption orders, both off-shore and on-shore. This gives our clients a single entry point for unit subscriptions with hundreds of third-party transfer agents based around the globe. We cover more than 13,000 funds – now including US investment funds (US ISIN) – and 50,000 sub-funds. And there is no need to worry about trailer fees and reconciliation operations with the transfer agents – we take care of it all.

We provide our clients with bespoke solutions downstream with the aim of bringing them significant added value through turnkey collateral services that comply with all EMIR and other regulations, as well as cash management and clearing services on listed derivative markets”, explains Jean-Luc Eymery, Global Head of Clearing Sales & Execution Services at CACEIS.

At the heart of our offering are our dedicated teams who are there to help our clients find the most appropriate solutions for their needs. As François Reboul explains, client satisfaction is a key factor for CACEIS: “Our model is designed to ensure greater operational efficiency through the automatic integration of our clients’ transactions in the front-to-back processing chain, covering clearing, settlement, delivery, custody and valuation.”

We keep all our operational and support services in-house – they are not outsourced. “The benefit of this for our clients is that they do not need to reconcile various cash accounts, unlike in situations where execution operations are entrusted to several brokers. This simplifies processes and saves time,” says Jean-Luc Eymery. What’s more, our clients get a huge range of regulatory reporting and operations tracking options.

In addition, our singular focus on asset servicing ensures a limited risk profile which is a key component in the flexible and secure model that our clients seek.

Our vast array of market solutions have cemented our position as a pivotal, pioneering partner for our clients. They know they can trust CACEIS with all their transactions while staying focused on their core business.