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Article / 17 December 2014 at 13:15 GMT

We must be doing something right!

Co-founder and CEO / Saxo Bank A/S
Denmark
  • November proves to be bumper month for Saxo Bank awards
  • Wins include Best Forex Provider 2014 at prestigious Forex Magnates gala event
  • Eight awards capped off by NASDAQ bell opening on November 24

By Kim Fournais

What a month November has proved to be for Saxo Bank. No less than eight awards came the bank's way last month, vindication for a lot of hard work and effort into developing products that can make a difference in the world of international finance.

Did I say eight? Let's make that nine as we really ought to throw in Saxo Bank's head of forex John J Hardy heading the FX Week's three-month forecast table for the August 1-October 31 period.

Hardy's contrarian EURUSD call left his peers trailing in his wake and make it clear why Hardy's daily note on forex is such a must-read throughout the global financial community.

If you want the respect of your counterparts, you have to earn it. Hardy's call will no doubt have been noted throughout the industry.

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John Hardy topped FX Week's three-month forecast table at the start 
of November on a contrarian EURUSD call. Photo: TradingFloor.com

That notable achievement seems to have been the spur for a stampede of awards through November. Perhaps the most significant of these was the much-prized Best Forex Broker 2014 at the Forex Magnates Awards in London.

And it wasn't the only one to fall into the bank's lap. Saxo also took the Best Forex Platform Latin America, Best Multi-Asset Liquidity Provider Latin America and Best Mobile Trading Platform Latin America at the Global Financial Banking and Review Awards.

Those awards on a heady night in Montevideo were preceded a week earlier by the bank walking away with the Best Online Futures & Options Provider in the Shares Magazine Awards.

That was a testament to our decision earlier this year to launch stock options trading on platform for both retail and institutional clients enabling investors to trade multiple asset classes from a single account and to take advantage of Saxo's cross product margining offering.

It's a month that has also seen Saxo win Best Online Futures & Options Provider at the Shares Magazine Awards, Best Use of IT in Investment Banking at the Banking Technology Awards and Best Broker at The Golden Bull Awards.

Additionally, Best CFD Provider also came our way at the Investors Chronicle Financial Times Investment Awards 2014.

When you add that to a spate of awards earlier in the year from the likes of FX Week, Global Banking and Financing Review magazine along with local awards taken by the likes of Saxo Capital Markets UK and Turkey, it hints at a long-term direction that seems to be going the right way.

We're not resting on our laurels. Nor do we expect to enjoy months like November all the time. But we do strive to keep our product offerings fresh. And if that means more awards coming our way, so be it.

Finally, something of a footnote perhaps to the above, but I'd like to add what an enormous honour and privilege it was to ring the bell at the NASDAQ opening on November 24. 

It may not have been an award in the formal sense but it felt like one and we truly hope you enjoyed NASDAQ week every bit as much as we did and were able to avail yourselves of the special zero commissions we had in place for that memorable week.

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 Ringing the bell at NASDAQ on November 24 was just one of the
highlights of a truly memorable month for Saxo Bank. Photo: Nasdaq

Kim Fournais is co-founder and CEO of Saxo Bank. Read more from Kim here on TradingFloor.com

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