Cobalt has strengthened its sales unit with FX veteran Kevin Gillespie as the newest addition to its sales and development team. He joins the post-trade solutions provider after a lengthy career in the FX space, and will step into the new role with immediate effect, Finance Magnates has learned.
Mr. Gillespie has been actively involved in the FX industry for nearly two decades, dating back to 1998. He joins Cobalt from Hotspot, where he worked as Director of FX Sales for over two years. In his new role he will be based out of the group’s London office.
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Cobalt represents a slight shift for Mr. Gillespie, given his previous penchant for working with FX brokers and dealing with FX liquidity and sales. Cobalt caters to the broader financial services industry, offerןמע a private network that emphasizes post-trade cost and risk for financial market participants.
Mr. Gillespie has held a number of different roles over the past twenty years, including at Knight Capital Group as Vice President of FX Sales, where he was responsible for selling its FX liquidity offering to buy-side, bank and broker/dealer firms for eight years.
Additional stops included IFX Markets as its Head of New Business Development, which saw him develop the group’s online institutional FX business. He also worked at Banca di Roma and Bank of Yokohama, and initially started his career at Union Cal Futures as an FX trader.