GAIN Capital Comments on Yuan Devaluation

Aug 11, 2015, 12:00 ET from GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP, "GAIN" or "the Company") today commented on the devaluation of the Chinese currency. The Company's chief executive officer, Glenn Stevens, speaking at the Jefferies Financial Services Conference, commented that the recent devaluation of the Chinese currency, the yuan, would not have a material adverse effect on GAIN's financial results.

"Customer trading activity in yuan-related currency pairs constitute an immaterial part of our overall trading volume. Therefore, we do not expect the recent devaluation of the yuan to have a material adverse effect on our financial results," stated Mr. Stevens.    

"As part of our risk management program, we take a conservative approach to managing our exposure to pegged currencies so that we are well positioned in the event of unexpected central bank policy changes, such as the People's Bank of China's (PBC) announcement last night to devalue the yuan and the Swiss National Bank's policy change earlier this year," continued Mr. Stevens. "Specifically, in the case of the yuan, we took steps to significantly limit the maximum notional size of our exposure to yuan-linked currency pairs and other products, which we believed was prudent in light of the yuan peg and the other conditions in the Chinese financial markets," added Mr. Stevens.

"We have seen increased volatility since the PBC's announcement last night, and customer trading activity has risen commensurately across multiple asset classes. As always, we will continue to actively monitor market conditions and manage market and credit risk accordingly," concluded Mr. Stevens.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:  GCAP) provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a global presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For further company information, visit

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