BidFX, a trading platform and provider of electronic foreign exchange (forex) trading solutions, has managed to secure Wai Kin Chan as its head of Asia Pacific (APAC), Finance Magnates has learned.
The move was made public via Chan’s LinkedIn profile, which shows that he joined the trading platform earlier this month and is based in Singapore, a country which is working proactively to become a big FX hub in Asia.
Wai Kin Chan joins BidFX from XTX Markets
Prior to his current position, Chan was the Head of Distribution for Asia at XTX Markets, which provides financial technology for the electronic markets. He joined the company in July of 2016.
During his career, Chan has worked at some of the biggest names in the banking and trading space. Before his stint with XTX Markets, he spent six years at Morgan Stanley, according to his LinkedIn.
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Initially, he joined the bank in September 2008 as the Head of FICC (fixed income, currencies and commodities) eCommerce Sales for APAC. A year later, he was promoted to the position of Head of Sales for Banks, Prime Brokerage and FICC eCommerce for the APAC region.
Chan has almost two decades of experience in the trading space. According to his profile, in August of 2000, he commenced his career at JP Morgan. His role was based in credit and rates for the fixed income markets where he was an Application Technology Associate.
Three years later, he left the firm to work for Barclays investment bank as the e-Commerce Client Services Group Manager. This position saw him cover a number of assets, such as fixed income, forex, futures, and options, commodities and equities.
In September of 2006, Chan then moved on to Deutsche Bank where he was the electronic forex sales manager for the APAC region, excluding Japan. He was employed by the German lender for almost two years, leaving in July of 2008.