WARSAW, Poland, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Saxo Bank, the online trading and investment specialist, today announced the opening of its newest branch in Warsaw. Saxo Bank Poland will provide Polish investors with access to international financial markets by enabling them to trade multiple asset classes across Saxo Bank's award-winning online platforms.
The head of the new office is Maciej Jędrzejak.
The decision to enter the Polish market is part of the Bank's ongoing development strategy. 26% of visitors on the Saxo Bank platform are now from Central Eastern Europe, more than any other region in the world. Compared to 2010, at the end of 2011, Saxo Bank saw an increase of 93% of assets by Polish clients.
Maciej Jędrzejak, Head of Saxo Bank in Poland, said:
"We have seen, for a number of consecutive years, a substantial increase in activity by Polish investors trading on a state-of-the-art multi-asset platform. With the new office we can offer them full access to a range of financial instruments. We will continue to extend our offering and tailor it to the sophisticated needs of Polish investors."
Saxo Bank Poland offers retail investors access to 20,000 financial instruments, including stocks of companies listed on over 30 global stock exchanges, with the Warsaw Stock Exchange among them, 160 currency pairs, 8,300 CFDs, 1,500 ETFs and ETCs, futures and many others. The instruments are available through Saxo Bank's platform available in three versions: desktop version Saxo Trader, browser-based Saxo Web Trader and Saxo Mobile Trader for mobile devices.
Saxo Bank is subject to financial supervision of the Danish supervision authorities, and has completed the procedure of notifying the Polish Financial Supervision Authority of its operations in Poland.
Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen, co-founders and CEOs of Saxo Bank, said in a joint statement:
"As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, the opening of the new office in Warsaw is another milestone in Saxo Bank's history and global expansion. We are fully committed to the region as it has always been tremendously important to Saxo Bank. We would like to thank the team for their hard work in supporting investors in the region with their investment and trading requirements, and we look forward to the further strengthening of our footprint in Central Eastern Europe."
About Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank is a leading online trading and investment specialist. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables private investors and institutional clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives via three specialised and fully integrated trading platforms; the browser-based SaxoWebTrader, the downloadable SaxoTrader and the SaxoMobileTrader application available in over 20 languages. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management through Saxo Asset Management who accommodates high-net worth private clients and institutional investors and provides banking services and advice to retail clients through Saxo Privatbank. The Saxo Bank Group is headquartered in Copenhagen with offices throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Australia.
SOURCE Saxo Bank