ATFX UK Recruits New Head of Operations, Institutional Desk

Matt Porter has gathered extensive FX experience from his roles at FIXI plc, Morgan Stanley and RBS.

ATFX (UK), an international online foreign exchange (forex) trading firm, has secured a new Head of Operations for its Institutional Desk – Matt Porter, Finance Magnates has learned.

Porter, joins the FCA-regulated broker from FIXI Plc, an FX broker which closed down its operations towards the end of last year. He has been with ATFX since March of this year and will be in charge of the operational aspects of its UK’s institutional business, the company confirmed to Finance Magnates.

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Matt Porter is an “Asset” for ATFX

During his career, Porter has also been employed at Morgan Stanley and Nat West/Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). From these roles, he has gathered solid experience within the FX space, and, according to a comment from ATFX, will be a serious asset to the firm for its European operations.

Wei Qiang Zhang of ATFX
Wei Qiang Zhang, the Managing Director of ATFX (UK)

Speaking to Finance Magnates Wei Qiang Zhang, the Managing Director of ATFX (UK) said: “ATFX London is very pleased to welcome Matt Porter into the London team, he brings with him a wealth of experience across a broad range of products and services.”

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“Matt will add another layer of experience and quality to our business, and we are very excited about what the future holds.”

Porter commenced his tenure with Morgan Stanley in July of 2000 as a Business Analyst, a position he held for more than eight years. In June of 2006, he was also named as a Project Manager, a role he held concurrently with his position of Business Analyst until he left the firm in 2009, his LinkedIn states.

Matt Porter of ATFX UK
Matt Porter
Source: LinkedIn

“I am excited by this fantastic opportunity to join a great team and help to create a new offering that will contribute to an even brighter future for ATFX,” Porter told Finance Magnates.

At Nat West and RBS, Porter spent 12 years in various roles, including working at Euro Express Service Desk, Kings Cross Lending Centre and Long Acre Branch.

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