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5. May. 2020 - Press release

Direct Market Access from Bank Frick for asset and fund managers

Against the background of volatile market developments, Bank Frick is now offering professional market participants such as fund and asset managers direct access to selected brokers and thus to the world's major trading venues. With Direct Market Access (DMA), clients benefit from 24/7 trading in the asset classes equities, ETFs and derivatives and from simple and flexible transaction processing.

Direct Market Access from Bank Frick for asset and fund managers

Balzers (LI) – Bank Frick offers professional market participants and investors with a strong financial background or high trading frequencies direct access to selected brokers and thus to the world's major stock exchanges and trading venues.

"In times of unsteady market developments and high volatility, professional players such as asset managers are under increasing pressure to execute their clients' orders efficiently at all times," explains Raphael Haldner, Head of Funds and Capital Markets at Bank Frick. "We have recognised this need and are therefore offering existing and potential clients direct access to selected brokers via DMA. "

Faster order processing with reduced risk

In addition to the broad market access, DMA clients benefit in particular from a faster order entry and the associated time-to-market optimization – especially against the background of volatile market developments. Depending on the selected service and product offering, orders can be placed and prices and quotes requested. Full order control ensures additional risk reduction. 

About Bank Frick

Bank Frick specialises in banking for intermediaries. The Liechtenstein bank provides a fully integrated offering of classic banking and blockchain banking services. Its clients include fintechs, asset managers, payment service providers, family offices, fund promoters, pension funds and fiduciaries.

Bank Frick has been family-run since its foundation as a licensed universal bank in 1998, and it adopts an entrepreneurial approach. The Bank is currently under the majority control of the Kuno Frick Family Foundation (65 per cent). Net1, the Nasdaq-listed financial technology group, owns 35 per cent of its share capital. The Bank employs over 130 members of staff at its Balzers office and operates a branch in London, UK.

Bank Frick is one of Europe’s pioneers of the regulated blockchain banking sector. Its offering covers trading and custody of crypto assets, as well as token sales. The Bank also develops tailored crypto-structuring solutions for intermediaries.

In addition to its highly regarded basic services, Bank Frick’s classic banking offerings cover services for funds and issues, focusing on formulating European (AIF, UCITS) and national fund solutions. In the capital market sector, Bank Frick develops tailored financial products for intermediaries and supports them along the whole issue process, acting also as a custodian bank.

Bank Frick is the only Liechtenstein bank with acquiring licences from Visa and MasterCard, and it can process card payments globally for payment service providers and their online merchants.

Bank Frick established subsidiaries in 2019 to appear independently on the market with new services: Distributed Ventures AG, an incubator and accelerator to promote and finance fintech and blockchain start-ups, and The DLT Markets AG, which offers institutional investors professional access to digital assets. Also in 2019, Bank Frick took over the fintech company Tradico AG, which specialises in finance for goods purchasing for SMEs, and acquired a majority stake in the fintech company 21.finance AG, which operates area2Invest, a digital investment platform for classic and tokenised financial products.

 

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