BTIG Fortifies FX Trading Group with Hire of Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas joins BTIG to help steer its FX Trading Unit in New York.

BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research, and related brokerage services, has secured the services of Gareth Thomas, the latest addition to the group’s Foreign Exchange (FX) Trading Group, per a company statement.

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The hire is the latest in a string of moves at BTIG, which has been aggressively strengthening its Fixed Income Credit Group over the past few months. Last month, the group added Anthony Guido, Steven Jones, Jay Sommer, and Jeffrey Walsh, part of a fresh hiring round as it eyes an expansive H2.

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Mr. Thomas will be based out of New York, helping drive the development of BTIG’s electronic foreign exchange platform, TradeSave FX, which acts as a low-touch technology for advanced direct market access.

More specifically, he will serve as Director of TradeSave FX, catering to banks, hedge funds, CTAs and other institutions. Prior to joining BTIG, Mr. Thomas served as a Sales Director at FastMatch, developing and working on client relationships within the electronic FX market. Additional roles include positions as the Head of Foreign Exchange Trading at Mint, GFT/Gain Capital, and others.

According to Alan Circle, Co-Head of Foreign Exchange Trading at BTIG, in a statement on the hire: “BTIG’s Foreign Exchange Trading Group continues to add value by offering clients a unique set of tools and resources to access global FX liquidity. Gareth will continue to build upon the success of the group to date and push the TradeSave FX product forward for clients looking for a low-touch solution.”

“Coupled with our high-touch FX capabilities, the TradeSave FX platform enhances our FX offering for clients. Gareth is a welcome addition as we bolster our team to address client demand,” explained Martin Ferraro, Co-Head of Foreign Exchange Trading at BTIG.

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