Over The Counter or OTC markets are those in which there is no physical trading place, however, this practice is performed through different means such as electronic systems, telephone, or emails.
Due to its decentralized nature, the operations can be performed from anywhere in the world without other parties having immediate knowledge of the exact price of the transaction, making its constant supervision by regulatory agencies all the more complex.
The above is a typical Google definition that could not be further from reality. Currently, there are technologies that provide specific information regarding operations in OTC markets: from the BID / ASK at any given time to how long it takes for a trade to be executed and the place where it was originated. The protection and resources for clients have never been greater.
“The OTC markets are more transparent today, precisely because of the impressive growth they have had over the last 15 years”
However, we often face closed doors from regulatory agencies focused on, among other things, keeping eyes on local investment instruments ignoring globalization and the reality where the modern investor seeks not only access to what they can buy or sell with their local brokerage agency but to instruments traded across the globe with the added value of doing it from the comfort of their home.
The OTC markets are more transparent today, precisely because of the impressive growth they have had over the last 15 years. Today it is not enough a company pen with its name and logo. Instead, the main street investor demands utmost pricing transparency and execution together with first-hand local customer support.
That is precisely what Tradeview delivers, carried out from offices where customers can practice and master their trading and receive the attention they need.
Tradeview is in the process of expansion in a variety of locations around the globe where we will replicate our successful business model, based on registration – regulation and local attention. This is the moment that defines those who are here to stay and those that came to visit.
With eight global offices, we will soon be opening the doors of our office in Lima, Peru, to meet the ever-growing demand in the region. Stay tuned for more information. The next Tradeview office might be in your city.
Regional Manager Latin America