September 01, 2020

Islamic Development Bank adopts Refinitiv money market data and FX trading solutions

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has adopted Refinitiv money market data solutions as well as Money Market Auctions and Foreign Exchange (FX) electronic trading platforms to power its electronic transaction capabilities and manage currency exposure across the bank’s operations in 57 countries. 

The recent FX market volatility caused by the COVID-19 disruption emerged as a key challenge for multinational organizations such as IsDB. Refinitiv will provide IsDB with an auctions’ infrastructure connected with variety of Global Financial Institutions to support its FX and money market transactions. Refinitiv will also offer specialist money market data to IsDB and access to FX liquidity pools with execution tools across multiple leading venues.

The bank supports member nations in the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with operations in Asia and Latin America, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North African, and Sub-Saharan Africa. IsDB enables individuals to build a sustainable future for their communities and fosters innovative solutions in science and technology in OIC countries.

Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President, IsDB said, “Our partnership with Refinitiv will enhance our execution capabilities and allow us to efficiently manage funds that ultimately benefit all OIC member countries. It will enable us to deliver real value and impact across our multiple sustainable projects including economic growth, infrastructure, partnerships, and rolling out innovation programs to OIC members.”

Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Refinitiv, said: “We are proud to partner with a leading organization that helps people lead better lives and achieve their full potential. Advanced workflow solutions and execution tools are now critical for organisations operating across multiple countries such as the IsDB.”

“Our suite of solutions will provide IsDB with electronic execution venue, best execution tools and other yield enhancing solutions that help users access liquidity in smarter ways, minimizing market impact and offering quick and easy access to the trends, market insights, and tools they required to ensure regulatory compliance,” Najjar concluded.

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