Forward:Thinking™ Treasury Services
for corporates and institutions with large and complex FX requirements.

About Us

Ballinger & Co. is a leading specialist in Foreign Exchange.

We deliver FX risk management strategies and trading services to corporates and institutions. Through superior pricing and execution, improved transactional efficiency and deep market knowledge we provide each of our clients with an essential competitive advantage.

Our founding team are our shareholders and collectively have over 100 years of experience in building and running FX businesses and in providing guidance to clients across the globe.

Our Services

  • Deliverable Foreign Exchange, same day, spot and forward liquidity to corporate and institutional clients globally
  • Zero initial margin FX credit lines of sufficient depth
  • Fast authorisation and implementation of FX credit facilities
  • Straightforward, seamless on-boarding
  • Secure, reliable execution, 24 hour market access
  • Timely, flexible and efficient settlement
  • Client Specific, Multi-currency, Multi-jurisdictional Virtual IBANs
  • Specialists in trading exotics throughout Africa, Asia & Latin America
  • Forward contracts in traditionally NDF currencies
  • Professional trade support (mark-to-market calculation, onward payment processing, trade reconciliation, transaction monitoring, EMIR reporting)

Sector Expertise

Ballinger & Co.’s team of accomplished professionals have decades of experience providing Foreign Exchange Services.

Each individual has extensive sector expertise, gained at banks, brokers and in industry, and are adept at navigating FX issues affecting a wide range of different sectors.

These include:

  • Agribusiness
  • Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Alternative Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business Services
  • Private Equity & Alternative Investment Funds
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Electronics Manufacture
  • Real Estate
  • Engineering
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Technology, Media & Telecoms
  • Foundations, Charities & Non-Profits
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Healthcare
  • Utilities
  • Import/Export
  • Wholesale & Distribution

Why Us


Serving far fewer clients than the banks, we carefully select which clients to work with, affording them a level of attention and precision that larger institutions find too resource intensive. Your dedicated trader is responsible for identifying, understanding and interpreting your FX exposure, a collaboration that results in the design of a unique risk mitigation strategy. From timing of execution to choosing trading mechanisms, right through to settlement of funds, Ballinger’s traders offer tailored, practical and measurable insights to achieve this goal.


Well-capitalised, with significant purchasing power and access to deep and long term liquidity, we are able to provide extensive and flexible uncollateralised hedging facilities to conserve your cash flows, locking in favourable rates to protect your business from inevitable market volatility. Our flexible forward contracts offer guaranteed rates of exchange for up to 5 years.


Striving to help our clients make better informed and more timely trading decisions, we present uncomplicated, balanced and unbiased views of the currency market. You will have direct access to our respected team of analysts, who provide bespoke research and analysis, forecasting and daily commentary on market volatility and the reasons behind currency fluctuations.

Compliance & Regulation

Ballinger & Co. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Directive as an Authorised Payment Institution with registration number FRN 825771.

The company and culture is built on an ethos of integrity and high standards of customer service. Our clients enjoy the security of working with a team who have held senior positions and Controlled Functions within multiple regulated firms
over several decades.

We are a matched principal broker, entering the market only when our clients trade. We do not trade speculatively, we do not take proprietary risk and we do not aggregate positions.

Ballinger & Co. uses segregated accounts at UK based banks. This means that client funds are always protected, as they are entirely separate and protected from Ballinger’s business accounts and assets. We never use client funds for speculative purposes.

Is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 11401151, registered address: 179 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PL
Is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Directive as an Authorised Payment Institution, registration number FRN 825771.
Is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, Data Protection Registration number ZA493826.
Is registered with the London Stock Exchange for the purposes of European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting, LEI 2138006K7ABK4LRUP760.
Operates PSD compliant client safeguarding accounts. Relevant Funds held by Ballinger & Co. remain segregated and protected.