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Get access to global liquidity

Transact seamlessly with your global interest rates partner. HSBC Rates brings together expertise from sales, trading, structuring and distribution with world-class research in over 50 countries through nearly 800 fixed income specialists around the world.


The HSBC Rates franchise provides debt issuance and advice, financing, innovative risk management and investment solutions by providing access to a broad selection of vanilla and structured products. These are available in over 50 countries through nearly 800 fixed income specialists around the world.

HSBC Rates brings together expertise from sales, trading, structuring and distribution with world-class HSBC research. We provide you with unparalleled product knowledge and access to our global liquidity, enabling us to showcase our strengths particularly in sterling, Hong Kong dollar, US dollar and euro markets.

Our expert sales teams are broadly split into investor and corporate specialists. HSBC Rates service our central bank, corporate, hedge fund and financial institutional clients by offering valued opinions, trading ideas and strategies.

Our global offices, including Dubai, Sao Paulo and Sydney, coupled with our hub dealing rooms in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong allow HSBC Rates to have unique, global cross-border connectivity. HSBC Rates links up for 24-hour sales and trading coverage, allowing us to take advantage of opportunities and to fulfil our clients’ needs through our full spectrum of products:

  • Index-linked and global government bonds
  • Sovereign, agency and supranational bonds
  • Covered bonds
  • Repos
  • Inflation swaps
  • Interest rates swaps, options and forward rate agreements
  • Exotic interest rate products, eg quantos
  • Sovereign CDS


HSBC is a leading fixed income market maker quoting real-time competitive prices across a number of rates products across all major time zones.

Multi-bank portals

Customers can access this market-leading liquidity through these multi-bank portals:

  • Bloomberg
  • Tradeweb
  • MTS BondVision
  • Market Axess

We support a variety of trading models including click-to-trade, request-for-stream and request-for-quote.

Rely on our stable and robust technology; our fast execution enables us to consistently rank among the top-tier dealers on the multi-bank portals.

Trading Screens

You can click-to-trade on our single-dealer pages with live executable prices and sizes.

  • Tradeweb

    Choose HSBC via the drop-down menu on the Tradeweb PLUS screen for HSBC Rates single-dealer pages.
  • Bloomberg

    HSRA<GO> via Bloomberg is where you will find HSBC Rates single-dealer pages.

    HSSX<GO> via Bloomberg shows our full electronic swaps offering, including GBP, EUR, JPY, HKD, CNY and USD IRS pricing, which is maintained throughout the day from Hong Kong open to New York close.

    HTRADE<GO> via Bloomberg is our click and sign-up process.
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Asia money Offshore RMB Services Survey 2012

  • Best for Derivatives
  • Best for Research

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012

  • Best Debt House in Middle East
  • Best Flow House in Middle East

Euroweek Bond Awards 2012

  • Most impressive bank for SSA borrowers in Euros

Euromoney Rates Survey 2012

  • No.1 in Australian dollar overall
  • No.1 in inflation-linked overall
  • No.1 in inflation-linked derivatives
  • No.1 in cross-currency swaps
  • No.1 in euro cash: 2-5 year
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific euro
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific euro cash
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific euro derivatives
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific dollar
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific dollar derivatives
  • No.1 Asia-Pacific Australian dollar
  • No.1 in the ability to deal with large volumes overall
  • No.1 in liquidity consistency overall
  • No.1 in the ability to deal with large volumes for corporates
  • No.1 in economic research for corporates
  • No.1 in liquidity consistency for corporates
  • No.1 in market research/strategy for corporates
  • No.1 in liquidity consistency for financial institutions
  • No.1 in sales coverage for financial institutions

Euromoney Rates Survey 2011

  • No.1 in liquidity consistency
  • No.1 in the ability to deal with large transactions
  • No.1 in sales coverage/client service
  • No.1 in EUR corporates by currency
  • No.1 in GBP corporates by currency
  • No.1 in EUR corporates by cash products

Euromoney Award for Excellence 2011

  • Best Global Risk Management House
  • Best Flow House – CEE
  • Best Flow House – Asia
  • Best Global Sovereign Advisor
  • Best Debt House – Western Europe
  • Best Debt House – Asia
  • Best Debt House – Middle East
  • Best Debt House – UK
  • Best Debt House – Hong Kong
  • Best Debt House – Spain
  • Best Debt House – Mexico
  • Best Debt House – Finland
  • Best Investment Bank – Saudi Arabia
  • Best Risk Advisor – Middle East

Euroweek Awards 2011

  • Best Middle East House

IFR Interest Rate Derivatives House of the Year 2010

HSBC Rates awards