The Chief Executive Officer of FIXI plc, Jason Gibson, has stepped down from his role effective from Tuesday. The firm, which is an FCA regulated institutional forex broker, reported the move in a regulatory filing today.
The reason for Gibson’s departure is not clear, although, there have been rumors that he left the firm to establish a new retail forex brokerage called 888 Markets.
Gibson has two decades worth of experience working in forex and trading-based roles. He joined FIXI back in March 2017, originally as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). He held this position until December of the same year until he was promoted to CEO in January of 2018.
Jason Gibson’s Career Before FIXI plc
Prior to working at the forex broker, Gibson was a Director at Vega Markets. According to information on his LinkedIn profile, Gibson began his tenure at the firm in June 2010 and still holds this position.
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Between April 2015 up until 2017, Gibson was the CEO of ELXI Group, where he was based in London, United Kingdom. Before this, he was a Director at Axicorp UK for more than a year, and he was also Head of Trading for TradeNext Limited from November 2012 until February 2014.
In 2012, Gibson was at ETX Capital as a Business Development Manager, a financial spread betting and CFD trading company based in London. He joined the firm from GKFX, where he was the Director of Operations for nearly three years.
Gibson kick-started his career at Linnco Europe in 1998. At the firm, he was a Futures and Options Broker – a role he held for just under two years. In the following years, he went on to work in trading roles at City Index, ODL Securities and more.
Before embarking on his extensive career, Gibson attended Chelmsford College, a school based in England. Here he studied from 1991 until 1993.