Over 100 client banks choose Vontobel for securities business

News 2/23/2018
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Vontobel connected the hundredth bank to its Transaction Banking platform in February, providing it with global securities trading and custody services. One of the ways banks are responding to the most urgent challenges presented by the current market environment is by cooperating with each other. The trend towards specializing and focusing is gaining traction, and this is causing demand for Vontobel's global execution and custody solutions to grow strongly.

Vontobel offers a cutting-edge infrastructure for global securities trading and custody, developed and operated entirely in Switzerland. It allows cantonal, regional and private banks in Switzerland as well as international brokers to benefit from its strong position in the Swiss marketplace and its technological capability to provide access to international markets. Growing demand for Vontobel's security services resulted in a 70% increase in the overall trading volume between 2013 and 2017, compared with just 34% for the SIX Swiss Exchange. Peter Camenzind, Head of Vontobel Transaction Banking: "We are delighted by this outstanding response to our service offering, which vindicates our strategy of continually improving it through innovation, reliability and competitive pricing. Our clear commitment to Switzerland as a production location and to Swiss financial market infrastructure sets us apart and has evidently struck a chord in the domestic marketplace."

Thanks to European market liberalization, large-cap stocks are now traded on more than 40 exchanges and other trading venues. Domestic exchanges' market shares throughout Europe have fallen well below 50% on average. In this fragmented environment, guaranteeing clients the highest possible standard of service, unrestricted access to liquidity and best execution requires efficient infrastructure, specialized staff and professional processes. Banks can add value by investing in their core competencies and buying in commoditized services from specialist providers. This can be a much more attractive proposition than a direct investment, which entails high operating costs.

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