Dukascopy project was launched in 1998 by a group of physicists headed by Dr. Andre Duka Their mission was to research, develop and implement complex financial system via novel mathematical and econophysical techniques. Dukascopy’s activities are divided in two parts: SWFX – Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace and Dukascopy Swiss FX Brokerage House.
By combining access to the Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace with an enhanced trading platform and strong financial services via its banking partnerships, Dukascopy – SWFX Swiss FX Marketplace continues to set the global industry-standard for ECN forex trading. Dukascopy is a member of ARIF. ARIF is a self regulating organization whose goal is to ensure correct application by all its members of existing Anti Money-Laundering legislation.
Dukascopy offers direct access to the Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace. This market provides the largest pool of ECN spot forex liquidity available for banks, hedge funds, other institutions and professional traders. To accommodate the existing banking relationships of its clients, Dukascopy offers full Prime Broker capability with give up facility, by utilizing an extensive network of banking partners.
The Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace (SWFX) is the technological solution for Forex trading utilizing a centralized-decentralized marketplace model. Its successful launch is the result of a close cooperation with selected banks, other institutions, Forex marketplaces and providers of technological solutions.
The SWFX Marketplace allows trading between market participants in a centralized-decentralized environment. In this exchange, both buy-side and sell-side participants interact on an equal footing. The SWFX Swiss FX Marketplace is the Dukascopy’s proprietary technological solution and registered trademark.
The Dukascopy trading platform provides an array of tools for risk management and control over the order execution. Clients may trade billions of dollars in a secure “one-click” trading environment. Support is also provided by a 24/6 trading desk if clients need to trade over the phone.
Through its innovative and advanced technology, Dukascopy provides one of the most important Forex liquidity networks in the world in order to provide to its clients exclusive ECN access. The success of the client is the success of Dukascopy. The company deploys all its resources to understand and meet the high expectations of its clients. It raises the industry quality standard bar and develops new benchmarks for all Forex participants via its technology.
Based in Switzerland, land of confidentiality, Dukascopy places great importance on individual’s rights and therefore applies strict confidentiality. The company strives to protect interests of clients and to provide a fair trading environment where market participants act on equal footing in Compliance with Dukascopy's Code of Conduct. The company has proved to be a reliable ECN over the years and additionally offers custody solutions with third party banks.