HSBC and Berenberg to Collaborate on FX Overlay
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: September 13, 2021
Berenberg and HSBC have announced a new strategic collaboration that will enable HSBC to service existing FX risk management mandates of Berenberg’s clients. As part of the agreement, Berenberg will continue to provide its FX trading signals from its proprietary dynamic currency management strategies to its clients, which HSBC would then execute with those clients.
The firms say integrating Berenberg’s currency strategies with HSBC’s FX risk management platform will increase the FX risk strategies available to clients.
“Having transformed our currency overlay business over the last decade, HSBC always concentrates on achieving the best operational solutions for our clients,” says Marc Tuehl, global head of FX overlay at HSBC. “This co-operation is testimony to our strategy and strength as a global bank.”
Matthias Grimm, head of investment and risk management solutions at Berenberg, adds, “Berenberg has invested into and significantly grown its asset management since 2017. This collaboration enables Berenberg to focus on its core strength as an asset manager. We will continue to invest in R&D of our proprietary big data-based active investment approach.
“In a market where platform size is a key competitive factor, it is becoming increasingly challenging for smaller providers to maintain a state-of-the-art infrastructure,” he adds. “As a result of this co-operation with HSBC, our clients will gain access to the infrastructure of a major global bank with one of the largest FX platforms.”
Finally, Vincent Bonamy, head of global intermediary services at HSBC, says, “We have identified an increasing trend for regional banks to outsource their FX services. We have developed an open and comprehensive platform to partner with them, creating a service offering intended to benefit end-users.”