Cobalt, a post-trade services provider to the foreign exchange (forex) market, has added Anoushka Hampton to its team as head of sales, a report from FX Week states. The appointment comes at a time when the company is preparing to boost its sales before going into full production later this year.
Hampton is currently based in New York. For her new role at Cobalt, she will be moving to London. According to information made public on her LinkedIn, most recently, she was a global forex sales specialist at Nex Group’s Traiana. She worked at the firm for two and a half years, joining the company in April 2016.
Before this, Hampton was a Sales Director at smartTrade Technologies, a provider of multi-asset electronic trading solutions. She joined the firm in November 2015 in New York and worked for the company for five months until March 2016.
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Anoushka Hampton Began her Career at HSBC
Hampton started off her career at HSBC in 1997. Here she worked on the forex prop (proprietary trading) desk. She held this position until 2000 when she moved onto UBS to work on the forex spot desk until 2004.
In March 2005, Hampton was working as the head of spot forex sales at Forex Capital Markets, a provider of online forex trading, CFD trading, spread betting, and related services. She worked as part of the startup team in the institutional arm of the firm, FXCMPro. Hampton worked for the company for two years.
The next move for Hampton was to City Index where was originally the head of retail sales for Europe. In this role, she built and managed the retail sales team for CFD and Spreadbet products to cover Europe, her LinkedIn states.
In October 2008, she then went on to become Client Management Director at the company. During her time in this role, she managed and restructured all client-facing departments. In 2009 she then became the head of forex sales and partnerships for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. She worked in this position until she left the company in June 2010.