BSO, a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, has been confirmed as one of the first official international approved connectivity partners for the NSE International Exchange (NSE IFSC). The partnership will provide Asian, European and American trading firms with added infrastructure solutions helping future traders gain faster, more secure access to the Indian market via BSO’s global network.
Situated in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT-City), the NSE IFSC was launched as a global trading platform, offering easy access for foreign investors, multiple products, lower trading costs, longer trading hours and all transactions traded and settled in US dollars. Despite being relatively new to the international market, the NSE IFSC has rapidly become a new centre for trading in Nifty Futures & Options, INR USD and other derivatives products in Asia for American and European trading firms looking for derivatives exposure linked to the Indian market. As such, it’s seeking to sign-up global connectivity partners to facilitate international trading firms, of which BSO is the first.
This announcement comes in light of increased demand from trading firms for connectivity into India and in particular, GIFT City. India has seen a significant growth in its trading activity with 8.85 billion contracts traded in 2020. As the only non-domestic official service provider to deliver connectivity into NSEIFSC at GIFT-City, BSO is perfectly positioned to meet increased market demand and support trading firms with secure, low-latency access to the rapidly emerging markets.
Mr. Ravi Varanasi, Chief Business Development Officer and Group President NSE Commented:
“We are delighted to announce BSO as one of our first International Network Carrier (INC). BSO’s global presence across diverse markets along with their low-latency and highly resilient connectivity service will not only provide access to NSE IFSC for market participants across the globe, but it will also encourage International trading members to use this connectivity to provide trading access to their clients through the innovative Segregated Nominee Account Provider (SNAP) framework."
Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO commented:
"The NSE IFSC is fast becoming a leading global exchange, with competitive tax structures, trading hours and increasingly impressive derivatives volume. BSO will ensure firms trading via this platform will receive the most secure, reliable, low-latency connectivity between GIFT-City and other financial centres around the world. At BSO, we pride ourselves on our uniquely engineered international network, and our connectivity partnership with the NSE IFSC marks our pledge to connect emerging markets, such as GIFT City, with established markets around the world.”
About NSE IFSC
NSE IFSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSE. The trading at NSE IFSC Limited was launched on June 5, 2017 post receiving grant of recognition from SEBI. NSE IFSC has already launched trading in Indian and global stock derivatives, index derivatives, currency derivatives, depository receipts and non-agriculture commodity derivatives. SEBI & IFSC Authority has also permitted trading in wide range of products including equity shares of companies incorporated outside of India, debt securities of eligible issuers, interest rate derivatives and all categories of exchange traded products that are available stock exchanges in FATF/IOSCO compliant jurisdictions. In addition, the regulator has allowed FPIs to trade in commodity derivatives in GIFT IFSC.
NSE IFSC is the only Exchange in Gift City to receive Part 30 exemption Order from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission(“CFTC”) under CFTC Regulation 30.10, effective from November 24,2020
For more information, please visit: www.nseifsc.com