November 15th, 2018

Standard Chartered joins as central counterparty

Solid is delighted to announce Standard Chartered as a second central counterpary, besides RBS. This allows Solid to offer its clients many more options for clearing and settlement.

Standard Chartered is an established and well respected international bank, with a presence in 60 markets worldwide, and is among the top 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. We at Solid believe they share many of our values and ambitions and we look forward to working together.

“As the economies in our core markets grow, so does the need for sophisticated financial services. We believe it’s crucial to help our customers adhere to global standards of conduct and compliance.”

Standard Chartered website

September 1st, 2018

Solid launches new brand identity

Solid FX has seen many changes in the last two years: the team has doubled in size and a new CEO joined the company, bringing with him new, ambitious plans for the future. So it is not surprising we felt we had outgrown our old brand, which has been with us since 2009. As some of our ambitions may take us outside the world of FX, from now on, Solid FX will be known a simply Solid.

Since we are working towards a bright future in finance, the new brand is based on a brighter blue. It is friendly and professional, as we are towards our clients and stakeholders. And we hope you will find it easy on the eyes too!

Though this change may seem superficial, for us it represents our ambition to keep growing and improving as a company and as a team.

Patrick Fleur, CEO

June 4th, 2018

Interview with CEO Patrick Fleur in FX Week

In this FX Week interview by Eva Szalay, CEO Patrick Fleur shares Solid’s plans and priorities for the year ahead:

“I used to be in a position that would allow you to get away with doing nothing. Here, if you do nothing you’re out of business pretty soon.”

Patrick Fleur used to have problems. The FX veteran, who spent the majority of his career working for pension funds, used to lament the difficulty he faced when attending industry events as sell-side staff would rush to pitch to him as soon as he entered a room. Now he is facing a different set of issues.

Read the full article at FX Week: Solid FX firms up expansion plans.

May 17th, 2018

Solid signs the Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code of Conduct

On May 17th, 2018, Solid has signed the Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code of Conduct, thus committing to adopting the best practices of the FX Global Code. The Statement has been developed by the GFXC “to support the objectives of the Code such as enhancing transparency, efficiency and functioning in the FX Market.” Read more about the Statement on the GFXC website.

February 9th, 2018

Patrick Fleur to join Solid as chief executive

Patrick Fleur, former head of trading and execution at pension fund PGGM, is set to become the new chief executive of Dutch ECN Solid on March 5.

Solid, headquartered near Amsterdam, was founded by brothers Diego and José Baptista in 2009, with the aim of becoming the leading multi-bank ECN in Europe for institutional FX. In his new role, Fleur will work with a team of 20 professionals to further this ambition, the company said in a press release.

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