AFS Interest Rates has a unique and global client base ranging from banks, financial institutions, mid- and large-size corporate institutions and various supranational & (quasi-)government entities. Because of our exceptional mix of clients, we can connect you to all kinds of new counterparties.
Services and instruments
Most government and public enterprises require adequate funding against the best conditions. These loans are usually under government guarantee, which often results in a 0% RWA as well as ECB eligibility. Tenors range from a day to as long as 50 years.
The fixed income desk trades in fixed income products on behalf of the institutional investors and other financial institutions. The services include sales and trading in government, quasi-government, and corporate bonds as well as the issuance of private placements.
The AFS Money Market desk is the largest independent European money broker. The team consists of over 30 specialists (12+ nationalities) covering over 1500 banking and non-banking clients worldwide. The focus is on short term loans and deposits, short term paper, FX-Swaps, Interest Rates Derivatives and arbitrage.
AFS has dedicated Asia and Middle East teams with native speakers. Services are provided in conventional as well as Islamic financial products, including(Islamic) deposits, short term debt securities, arbitrage, and Sukuk & HQLA related bonds.
AFS Blue connects public sector European Issuers and Investors in the primary and secondary markets for debt instruments which typically have an explicit or implicit government guarantee or are linked to (semi-)government entities.
AFS Group subsidiaries holds both the OTF (Organized Trading Facility) and the MTF (Multilateral Trading Facility) licenses required under MiFID II legislation. Both trading venues are regulated by the AFM, the Dutch financial services regulator.