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EFG launches structured products distribution platform in the UK

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EFG Financial Products Group has announces the roll out of its services in the United Kingdom with the opening of a London-based office, a branch of its subsidiary EFG Financial Products (Europe) GmbH.

The EFG Financial Products Group, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, designs innovative investment products based on a leading state-of-the-art and fully integrated structured products platform. To meet the most rigorous client requirements, the group aims to set new standards in stability and flexibility. Its goal is to provide maximum transparency to the markets and act as a market maker, in selected markets providing liquidity to investors at all times.
Jan Schoch (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of the parent company of the EFG Financial Products Group, says: “We have become a market leader in Switzerland in just four years and are very excited to be expanding through the opening of the branch, into London, one of the most important financial centres in the world, where we hope to replicate our success. With one of the most experienced teams of experts in the structured products industry and a fully automated, state-of-the-art platform built from scratch, we have the tools and experience to serve the UK market.”
Alex Robinson, Branch Manager of EFG Financial Products (Europe) GmbH, London branch, says: “The UK is following other European countries in increasing the use of derivative based products. The client-focused product and security solutions have been specially designed to offer maximum liquidity, flexibility and transparency. We believe that this combined with our focus on clients’ access to information will meet the needs of the sophisticated British investor.”
The EFG Financial Products Group is a leading specialist in Collateral-Secured Instruments (COSI), developed by the SIX Swiss Exchange. With COSI products the investors’ counterparty risk can be reduced by depositing collateral in the form of securities or cash deposits. From the outset, EFG Financial Products Group’s business model has been designed to provide a maximum of transparency and services for investors. The structured products issued by EFG Financial Products Group companies are guaranteed by EFG International AG, a global private banking group operating in 50 locations in 30 countries with over 2,400 employees.
The opening of the London office furthers EFG Financial Products Group’s ambitious international expansion. Headquartered in Zurich, it currently has subsidiary offices in Guernsey, Monaco, Hong Kong and its European distribution platform EFG FP (Europe) GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt, has offices in Spain, France and now London. Further regional expansion efforts are planned.


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