Our FX managed account services give investors a unique opportunity to participate in an entirely new asset class besides the conventional ones i.e. equity, debt and commodities. The client entrusts IFA with managing its proprietary trading book. IFA initiates trades in exchange traded currency derivatives based on the signals generated by its proprietary techno-fundamental model.
Currency is likely to evolve as an asset class as we move towards liberalization and greater convertibility and is therefore likely to offer exciting opportunities. Currency is one of the most liquid asset classes and is a barometer for the prevailing risk sentiment. Volumes and Open Interest in exchange traded currency derivatives have been increasing. The regulator is committed to developing the exchange traded currency derivatives segment. Besides month end expiries, we now have options with weekly expiries. This gives greater flexibility in terms of executing various option strategies. Going forward, the participation, depth and liquidity in FX markets in India is only likely to increase.
IFA executes directional, carry and vol strategies in clients’ accounts using IFA’s proprietary quant-based model. This model has been subjected to rigorous back testing. The model is used to forecast volatility based on how realized volatility has been in relation to implied volatility over the trailing periods. It gives a sense of whether to execute a directional strategy or a carry strategy. This model complements IFA’s techno-fundamental model that gives a short, medium and long-term bias for the Rupee. The model incorporates factors that have been found to be statistically significant for the Rupee. The idea is to limit human involvement to the extent possible so as to prevent behavioral biases from creeping in. These models are not static and have built in AI i.e. the model evolves itself by incorporating new data that comes in.
IFA caters FX managed accounts service to HNI’s, NRI’s and corporates.
Various Risk limits have been established. These risk limits are monitored on a continuous basis and are strictly adhered to. Leverage is regulated so as to stay within the VaR limit. A worst-case scenario (WCS) analysis is conducted on the portfolio to get a sense of the maximum drawdown.
The performance of the managed account is reported to the client on a daily basis in a standardized format.
IFA’s Rupee Opportunities Fund transacts on exchange traded Futures & Options segment. The profit/loss generated is taxable as per the provisions of section 43(5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
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Abbreviations : MTD: Month-To-Date; YTD: Year-To-Date; ITD: Inception-To-Date
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We have been associated with IFA Global for 4 years now. I can only tell that they have taken away a lot of my burden from foreign exchange. Previously, whenever I used to do; half of my time would go into analysing whether the market will go up or down. Now I am free, these guys are taking care of it very well. Transparent, Honest and Hard Working, can’t get better than this.
I have been associated with IFA Global for few years and have got great service so far. I am filled with a lot of information which helps me in the industry. The team has been professional and helped me in every single bit to understand how the market works. Especially when we deal with our own business, we do not understand the nuances of how the forex market works. The team has really broken down every single thing that is required when it comes to how the market performs or how we could utilise the benefits of forex in our business.
Right from bringing down my bank interest rates to negotiating with banks in terms of all conversions & rates; everywhere they have given me benefits in business. And, that is where I see them add value. I would recommend IFA Global for all their support.
Since the last few years, frankly speaking we have forgotten what we are supposed to do about our foreign currency transactions. We have left everything to IFA Global. We are comfortable and can devote our time to other things. We also feel by large we have made reasonable profits on FX transactions. Service wise, it has been a very good experience. Without asking, we have received the right advice at the right time so that we can remain in our business as competitive as we can. Happy with their services and would like to add & avail more services like Treasury Audit etc.
We have been associated with IFA Global for more than 5 years. We are exporters and happy to inform that every morning we talk on business and we are able to make good decisions on Forex. We have good relationship with the firm and the people of the firm. Able to discuss and share our business as well as personal issues. People in the firm are excellent at large.
IFA is the pioneer of FX Managed Account Services in India. It offers investors an opportunity to participate in FX as an asset class. IFA executes trading strategies on behalf of clients using its proprietary quant based model.
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We have a proprietary trading model based on back tested data using algorithms. The model inculcates options analysis, technical analysis, fundamental analysis, flows data etc. The model generates an automatic entry and exit strategy using predefined risk parameters. We do not give independent trading ideas since our focus is more on money management rather than accuracy on trading calls. A lot of HNI's and promoter's personal wealth is invested through us. Please connect with our trading desk to know more.
Currently, the market hours for forex trading is 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
Different strategies work well under different market scenarios. Therefore, it is important for a trader to be nimble and select an appropriate strategy based on his or her outlook. More than the strategy and view, we focus on risk management and leverage. Our strategies are well-defined based on our proprietary IFA Sentiment Index and our USDINR & Nifty model. 80% of our decisions are non-discretionary and based on our back tested model.
Discount brokers are cost effective for forex trading.
For trading, we usually prefer a discount broker to save huge brokerage costs. For hedging, we recommend a full service broker. We can introduce you to few of them based on your needs and requirements.