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Comfortable Swap Trading

with iQswaps

iQswaps is a high-performance solution for electronic swap trading. Market making, swap pricing as well as the connection to electronic markets, exchanges and information platforms are integrated into one application. valantic thus provides an all-in-one solution for the pricing, quoting and trading which meets the current challenges of electronic swap trading.

Benefits

  • Individually configurable auto hedge functions
  • Flexible and fast incorporation of external price sources
  • Comprehensive security mechanisms (market data filters, tolerance limit check, plausibility checks)
  • Straight Through Processing (STP): automatic booking in position keeping systems
  • Use of multi-server gateways and co-location for an optimised calculation performance
  • Limit system connection: comfortable integration of limit controls
  • Multi-level pricing: customised prices on markets
  • Standardised integration and compliance with regulatory requirements (MiFid II, MiFIR, Basel IV, BaFin-RS, etc.)
  • High-performance and secure gateways for the connection to more than 50 futures, D2D and D2C markets as well as information services and bank-internal systems

Your Benefits at a Glance

iQswaps integrates the swap pricing, the quoting of non-binding as well as binding offers and the processing of electronic orders via different electronic platforms. The solution considers different swap classes from the swaps and CDS area and offers its users direct added value in the client, e.g. by showing deviating requests.

Security Mechanisms

The iQswaps tolerance limit check reduces typos, general warnings are displayed in case of price jumps, comprehensive plausibility checks control own quotes and market data filters check the plausibility of incoming data.

Price Calculation

iQswaps provides an integrated pricing feature for default swaps and CDS. Moreover, iQswaps possesses a direct gateway in order to enable the incorporation of individual calculation features at any time. Thus, our swap solution connects valantic’s know-how with the Intellectual Property Rights or our customers.

Limits

With iQswaps, existing limit systems and/or third-party systems can easily be integrated. In this way, limits can be received in real time so that after the completion of the trade, valantic’s iSettle can forward all new swap transactions to the responsible downstream limit system.

Hedging

A semi-automatic or completely automatic hedging is integrated in iQswaps. By means of the electronic gateways, e.g. to Eurex, Liffe and/or ICE, a direct hedging of swaps can be triggered with iQswaps. iQswaps directly places the hedge orders at the hedging market without any manual intervention.

Connectivity

iConnect incorporates the connection to various trading systems via its own gateways. It is the link between valantic’s trading products and various electronic trading platforms, ECNs and financial institutions’ internal systems. In order to quickly adapt valantic’s software to the respective requirements, a highly motivated and experienced development team is in constant contact with the electronic trading platform representatives and remains informed about current developments. This close proximity to the markets enables valantic to offer new gateways to additional electronic trading platforms within an average development phase of only ten weeks. Furthermore, iConnect is an intelligent Communication Protocol with APIs. For many years, iConnect has been successfully utilised by various financial institutions in the integration of high performing, stable gateways.

Currently, access to the following markets, ECNs or information platforms is possible:

  • Bloomberg
  • Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters)
  • Eurex
  • Liffe
  • ICE
  • and more

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René Lemme

Sales & Marketing
valantic Trading Solutions AG