CIC Market Solutions helps financial institutions respond to the many execution issues they encounter.

Our proposed solutions encompass equities, ETF, and listed derivatives. CIC Market Solutions offers numerous hedging, optimisation, and intermediation strategies on a wide range of underlying assets such as currencies, interest rates, commodities, and indices.

The teams are able to optimise execution by taking into account the spread, market, or latency impact:

  • Spread impact: we are the leading broker in terms of market share on 60 Small and Mid-cap stocks in Paris, and one of the Top 5 on 500 European stocks.
  • Market impact: our sales-trader teams interact and limit this impact via program trading across Europe.
  • Latency impact: thanks to our dual electronic trading system, the teams execute orders in real time across 30 equity markets and eight derivatives markets

Our strengths: experienced teams, broad geographical coverage and efficient systems

As regards actions and ETFs, the teams are able to optimize the implementation problems by taking into account the impacts of spread, market or latency. The geographic coverage area is extensive in Europe and significant in Asia and North America.

Our traders can access more than 40 platforms or come to the US market close: MTFs, Periodic Auctions, SI... With unique algorithms, teams can pass several types of orders: care providers over a period of time, care providers on a given volume, care providers on an investment decision. To best meet the needs of financial institutions, teams have access to diverse delivery channels: EDA - Execution Desk Access, DMA - Direct Market Access and DSA - Direct Strategy Access. They also have access "Full STP" to various trading systems: BBG, NYFIX, Fidessa, etc.
On the listed derivatives, CIC Market Solutions offers numerous strategies for hedging, optimization, and intermediation on a wide range of underlying assets such as exchange, interest rates, commodities, and indices.

Finally, on bonds, the Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) has opted for the status of Systematic Internalizer under MIFiD II with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), a market-making table that ranks the euro strains of more than a hundred European issuers mainly investment grade on various electronic platforms (All Quote, Market Axess).

Our outsourcing services

The growing complexity of financial markets and increased regulatory constraints have led to specific execution options being put in place via the buy-side trading desk and the Middle Office.

Buy-Side Desk

CIC Market Solutions enables financial institutions to outsource the execution of their stock market orders via a buy-side desk that ensures execution quality, handles the search for liquidity, and provides market intelligence. It also responds to best selection obligations and helps manage relations with counterparties, as well as their execution rating. Certain desks also handle the RPA (Research Payment Account).

Access to our Buy-Side Desk improves the performances of clients' funds while lowering costs.

Middle Office

The Middle Office provides daily assistance for clients and operates on a dedicated and secure IT system. In its role as a facilitator, the Middle Office manages electronic confirmations with execution brokers. In the pre-matching phase, its teams thus validate the valuations of trades.

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