Institutional Trading Services on a Global Scale
CF Global offers a full suite of trading services in the global equity and credit markets. For over twelve years, our focus has been helping institutional investors expand their trading coverage in a prudent, cost-effective, high-quality manner.
We can help your firm expand to new markets and geographical regions. CF Global desks are staffed around the clock in New York, London and Hong Kong by our talented and experienced 20-strong trading team, who have an average of 15 years experience on the buy and sell sides.
Benefit from Additional Trading Support
CF Global acts as an extension of your trading desk. We have the ability to manage a fund’s entire trading needs or work in conjunction with your in-house traders so they are never at a disadvantage. We can help your firm manage temporary or sudden spikes in volume as well as long-term volume growth.
Stay Under the Radar
CF Global understands the importance of maintaining your anonymity to the street. We enable you to implement trading strategies without “showing your hand” to the market.
Maintain Impeccable Execution Quality
Each client has different needs, and our traders take the time — preferably in person or on the phone — to understand your unique trading preferences and priorities so that we can do things “your way”. We can also help improve your execution quality by sourcing hidden liquidity from our robust broker neutral network.
Trade Credit Transparently
Unlike other brokers who can work against clients by pushing the bid-ask spread, we work with our clients on an agency basis, charging a fully transparent fixed commission. We also provide highly effective price discovery, saving portfolio managers from a time-consuming process so they can concentrate instead on strategy.
Eliminate Connectivity Complexity
Maintaining broking relationships around the world is a challenge. We’ve spent years developing long-term relationships with over 200 brokers, including 20+ ECNs and dark pools, in more than 40 international markets. We handle these connections and relationships so that you don’t have to. When you trade with CF Global, you route to one place, and we take care of the rest, around the world, 24 hours a day.
Reduce Information Overload
CF Global offers a bespoke service to our clients. We take the time to learn our clients’ preferences and interests so that we can filter the deluge of information in today’s marketplace on your behalf, presenting you with only the key, actionable information you need to make decisions.
If your firm is in a growth phase, you may be considering expanding your trading desk, however this is a complicated, expensive and time-consuming task. Building trading desks, hiring trading and support personnel, evaluating real estate, and worrying about redundancy are all potential distractions that may affect your current results. CF Global offers you a way of expanding prudently, on a variable cost basis, to match changing business conditions.
Leverage Our Operational Expertise
We can save clients time and money by managing payments to brokers. We offer operational expertise and security when it comes to handling CSA payments to research aggregators, soft-dollar reporting and real-time commission monitoring and allocation. Our settlement teams have deep experience in the global marketplace and are proactive about ensuring smooth settlement.
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
We operate on a strict agency basis. We have no trading book, so our interests are aligned with our clients’. This minimizes information leakage and market impact and maximizes anonymity.
Improve Your Redundancy
How often do you test your backup plan? Our business continuity plans cover how desks back each other up in an emergency, and are updated and tested every year. We also take a “Fort Knox” approach to technology continuity. Our servers are housed in a state-of-the-art Equinix facility with multiple levels of power and infrastructure redundancy.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your business.