Investors in the Middle East are increasingly seeking to gain from significant upsides in forex created by unprecedented currency volatility in the global market, according to ADS Securities. The Abu Dhabi-based forex and commodities trading platform has seen a rapid rise in forex trading volumes on its platform since it launched six months ago.
Highlighting ADS Securities’ participation, as one of the main sponsors, in the 9th Middle East Forex Expo, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 15-16 November, Claus Nikolajsen, Head of Sales, GCC and MENA, ADS Securities, said: “Forex is at the forefront of Middle East investors’ move away from a portfolio dominated by traditional asset classes like equity and real estate to a multi-asset investment portfolio. The rise in forex volumes on our platform has surpassed our own expectations.”
ADS Securities is playing an increasing role in shaping the forex marketplace in the region due to its ability to offer globally competitive prices and spreads combined. The regionally-based platform operates 24/6 and delivers services tailored to the individual needs of regional clients.
Commenting on the growing interest in forex trading in the region, Nikolajsen said: “More and more family offices and private investors in the region are prioritising forex investments and hedging in their portfolios while private wealth managers are increasingly looking to forex to widen their product range. The weakness of the US dollar has alerted businesses across the region to their exposure to currency risks and the need for sophisticated currency management.”
Increased forex trading is also being spurred by the growing adoption of algorithmic trading in the region, particularly high-frequency trading where a series of small trades executed in milliseconds take advantage of marginal price movements.
“As forex volumes grow, many investors in the Middle East are seeking greater control over price discovery and trade execution as well as globally competitive prices, which overseas-based platforms have not been able to provide. ADS Securities has created a regionally-based trading platform that provides businesses and investors in the Middle East exceptional control over their currency trading and the ability to benefit from market fluctuations. We work with some of the world’s largest and best known liquidity providers to offer clients market leading prices and spreads,” said Nikolajsen.
Businesses and traders interested in opening an account with ADS Securities can find more information on www.ads-securities.com.