Eduard Poltavsky Joins FlexTrade as Sales Manager FX EMEA

Poltavsky joins the company from GTX, the institutional foreign exchange trading arm of GAIN Capital Holdings.

Eduard Poltavsky has been appointed as Sales Manager FX for the EMEA region at FlexTrade, a specialist in multi-asset execution and order management systems. According to his LinkedIn profile, Poltavsky joined the company this week.

Poltavsky specializes in Russian ruble and other Eastern European currency pairs. He is based in London and will head the FX sales team in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.

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Eduard Poltavsky

Before joining FlexTrade, Poltavsky was the Director of e-FX Sales at GTX, the institutional foreign exchange trading arm of GAIN Capital Holdings. He has also been the Director of FX Sales at BATS Hotspot. Prior to Hotspot, he worked covering Emerging Markets instruments, including Spot FX, Forwards and NDFs at voice brokers BGC Partners.

Poltavsky started his career at Bloomberg where he held several positions within the company. Eventually, he was promoted and co-managed a regional Russian sales team of 12 people. He also led the company’s efforts to launch and implement FX <GO> in Eastern Europe.

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Poltavsky has also held positions such as Vice President of FX Sales and Technical Sales, FX and Cash. He has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Politics from the University of Lancaster.

FlexTrade Systems Inc., provides broker-neutral, execution and order management trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange, options, futures and fixed income. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia and has a client base of more than 200 buy- and sell-side firms.

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FlexTrade has been filling top positions in the businesses development units. As reported by Finance Magnates earlier this year, FlexTrade also appointed Paul Thomas as its new VP of FX Business Development in the Americas. Thomas heads the department and handles duties related to both the buy-side and sell-side facets of the business.

Only a week before Thomas’ appointment, the company hired Paul Alves as Senior Vice President of Global FX Business Development.

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