Top liquidity provider in Asian derivatives markets
IMC always aims to provide competitive bid-ask spreads, including in periods of extraordinary market activity and elevated levels of volatility. IMC’s traders leverage their regional expertise in APAC equity derivatives to quote blocks in a timely fashion in a wide range of products. IMC’s direct counterparty approach means that we are trusted to provide the best prices to a wide range of institutional counterparties across the globe, including some of the world’s largest banks, private banks, structured product issuers, hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, family offices and insurance companies.
With access to the best prices critical, it’s essential to have a diversified liquidity provider list which includes a large market maker such as IMC. As a market maker, IMC quotes both sides of the market using sophisticated pricing technology that enables us to price and trade in all conditions, including periods of greater volatility. IMC, as a market maker specialist, is much more comfortable with providing prices and can therefore quote tighter spreads.
IMC’s direct counterparty approach means that we are trusted to provide the best prices to a wide range of institutional counterparties across the globe, including some of the world’s largest banks, private banks, structured product issuers, hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, family offices and insurance companies.
IMC is a leading market maker on all major exchanges in the Asia Pacific region. IMCs product offering to direct counterparties includes KOSPI, HSI, HSCEI and NK225 index options. IMC also offers prices on HK equity options covering ~100 listed stocks on HKex.
Our team in Sydney provides pricing for all products during regular trading hours. During the Asia Pacific night, in the European session, our overnight trading team facilitates NK225 index options.
IMC APAC does not collect trading fees or commissions for block or cross trades.
Our counterparties trade through their preferred broker, so no give-up agreement is required for trades resulting from our price offerings.
Our Sydney based team of traders provide liquidity off-screen on a Request-For-Quote (“RFQ”) basis through Bloomberg chat, phone and RFQ platforms such as FenicsGo. Please let us know if you wish to receive prices via any other RFQ platform.
We do not onboard counterparties as a “client” or “customer”. Rather, the primary purpose of our onboarding process is confirming the regulatory status of your institution, allowing us to comply with any regulations that may apply to how we provide prices to you. As a result, our onboarding process is straightforward and can be completed in as little as one day. Please click on the link below in order to indicate your interest in trading with IMC APAC, and our institutional trading team will be in touch with additional details to complete the onboarding process.