Foreign exchange (FX)
An unparalleled mix of global currencies
Discover unique FX opportunities from G10 to emerging and frontier markets currencies across the world with us
Be at the nexus of G10, emerging and frontier FX markets
These are exciting times for global FX markets. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a liberalisation uptick in previously inaccessible currencies – such as the renminbi.
Still, access to the world’s highest-potential currencies remains limited.
With a long history focused on emerging and frontier financial markets, you can access these currencies with us. Plus, with all G10s and all possible product types available – including spots, options, and NDFs – we can help you achieve your global currency trading needs.
And for successful long-term FX-market participation, you need more than just currency access. You need a partner that keeps you abreast of all influencing macro and micro factors. With the research done on the ground across our emerging and frontier market footprint, we can be that partner.
And looking ahead, we’re collaborating with central banks across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, to drive the liberalisation that will connect you to the standout currencies of the future.
Why choose us?
Achieve all your FX goals
Access a range of product types and non-vanilla structuring across 130 currencies and 5,000 pairs
Trust local expertise
Strengthen your global FX strategy with our on-ground research and close central-bank relationships
Access best-available pricing
We translate unrivalled liquidity across Asia, Africa and the Middle East into competitive pricing
What we offer
All our products are available via our proprietary single-dealer platform, Standard Chartered Markets, and via traditional voice channels.
These products are broadly available across the G10, emerging and frontier market currencies we trade in. Discover a complete range of forwards, non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), spots, swaps, non-deliverable swaps (NDS) and algos – all with us.
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Locally-produced research, from a global partner
Access the analysis you need to thrive in high-barrier markets, with research produced on the ground by experts across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Delivering complex deals in unique markets
FX trading needs aren’t always vanilla – especially for non-G10 currencies. However complex your needs, our structured solutions experts can create new structures across our available currencies, and across our financial markets solutions.
Our client wanted to continue its existing USD-liability hedge, however had concerns over certainty and costs. We structured a unique target redemption forward with delayed settlement – and with the fixings occurring in the first few months, the client received the certainty it was seeking.
Our client, a Malaysian bank, wanted to hedge its USD/MYR exposure. It needed a partner with local-currency experience, and one that could also risk-manage derivatives for new risk-free rate (RFR) indices. As a result, we structured the first-ever MYR Kuala Lumpur Interbank Offered Rate (KLIBOR)-USD SOFR cross-currency basis swap.
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Uncovering a world of unchartered opportunities
Access and thrive in high-barrier markets with us. We provide on-the-ground research into Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and proprietary pricing and trade execution across multiple asset classes – including FX, rates, and commodities.
And for more complex packaging needs, we offer bespoke structuring solutions. For financing needs, we offer a full spectrum across our dynamic footprint – from traditional credit and debt market products, to specialised financing and beyond. And with custody, clearing and securities lending also available, we can support all your financial market needs.