Creative Derivatives Solutions Structured to Meet Client Objectives

With a 24-hour global derivatives trading platform and offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong, SMBC Capital Markets, Inc. is your at-the-ready partner for bespoke solutions. In the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, global counterparties enter into derivatives transactions with us as the competitive market-maker for a variety of swaps, options, and related products, covering global currencies well beyond the Majors.

From simple transactions to off-market irregular cash flows, short maturities to long-dated structures, and small to large-scale transactions, whatever the strategic goal, global corporate clients seek out our informed advice on interest rate, currency, and commodity risk management schemes with advanced derivatives structures and products. And because SMBC Capital Markets, Inc. is a guaranteed subsidiary of SMBC, our clients access the capital strength and credit quality of one of the largest banks in the world.

Structured a bespoke interest-rate hedging solution for a Latin American project finance sponsor that allowed them to optimize construction expenses and the return on their equity investment

Helped a US energy company execute an interest rate option that protected against a large spike in interest rates ahead of a benchmark US-dollar bond offering

Leveraged our 24-hour global trading operation to execute a large foreign exchange limit order for a US manufacturer during Asian trading hours

Executed a Dated Brent put option that allowed a European energy company to diversify and up-tier its bank counterparty exposure in a time of financial stress

Derivatives Products


  • Interest rate swaps, basis swaps, caps/floors and swaptions
  • Cross currency swaps and swaptions
  • FX spot, outright forward, FX swaps, and NDFs (USD and non-dollar crosses)
  • FX options
  • Commodity derivatives
  • Inflation derivatives


  • Overnight index swaps (OIS) and interbank offered rates (IBOR) in Europe and Africa/Asia/Pacific
  • Full suite of indices in North America including OIS, IBOR, SIFMA, Fed Funds, CP, T-bills, CMS, and CMT


  • Americas (including US Dollar, Canadian Dollar, and Mexican Peso)
  • Europe (including British Pound, Euro, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Hungarian Forint, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Sterling, Swedish Krona, and Swiss Franc)
  • Africa/Asia/Pacific (including Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Singapore Dollar, South African Rand, and Thai Baht)

    (See Foreign Exchange & Treasury for additional details.)


  • Energy (including most major indices on NYMEX, ICE, and PLATTS)
  • Base and precious metals (including most major indices on LME, COMEX, NYMEX, LBMA, and LPPM)
  • Select agricultural indices (including ICE Sugar #11 WORLD, NYBOT Cotton No. 2, BURSA MALAYSIA Crude Palm Oil)