BENCHMARK STANDARD are experts in FX and Interest Rate Hedging. We are authorised and regulated by the FCA to offer a range of financial services to corporate clients of all sizes. With over 20 years of experience and a highly skilled team of specialists, we look forward to assisting you with your financial challenge.

Our services


  • FX Hedging
  • Interest Rate Hedging
  • Accurate Market Pricing
  • Tailored & Unbiased Consultation

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  • Competitive Pricing
  • MIFID : Retail & Professional
  • FX Vanilla Option
  • Interest Rate Caps

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  • FRS 102 • Fair Value
  • Market to Market • MTM
  • Breakage Costs
  • Entry Costs •  Margin Profit

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  • ISDA Negotiations
  • Bank Facilities Checker
  • Restructuring Facilities
  • Legal & Accounting Services

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“James was always open and honest with my clients and delivers a straightforward professional service.”

Martin, Corporate Account Manager


“James is a highly experienced financial derivatives specialist, with a keen understanding of the practical ways companies and institutions can mitigate their fx- and interest rate- related risk.”

Adam, Financial Markets/Commercial Banking

Lloyds Bank

“James is a personable and highly prodessional individual focussed on quality service delivery and adding value.”

David, Treasury

FirstRand Bank Ltd

“Working with Benchmark Standard has given us the confidence to challenge the banks on margin, reducing our costs, and allowed us to create a broader FX strategy to manage our currency exposure and protect our margins. Our board and bankers have all commented on what an effective strategy we now have in place, due in no small part to the value added by Benchmark Standard and their expert knowledge.”

Richard, Financial Director

Importer & Manufacturer


BENCHMARK STANDARD is led by James Ducker ASCI, a Financial Markets Expert in UK Banks, who has forged a lasting reputation as an honest and determined Financial Services expert, greatly assisting clients in gaining a better and indeed fairer deal from providers of finance. Furthermore, James is an associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and BENCHMARK STANDARD are RDR compliant with a Statement of Professional Standing from the CISI.



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