GTX, the institutional foreign exchange trading arm of GAIN Capital Holdings, announced today that it has hired Eduard Poltavsky as Director, e-FX Sales.
Poltavsky specialises in Russian ruble and other Eastern European currency pairs. He is based in London and will be reporting to John Miesner, Managing Director and Global Head of Sales.
Commenting on the appointment, Miesner said: “We are pleased to enhance our expertise in eastern European currency pairs with the addition of a specialist of Ed’s caliber. His hiring significantly advances our near-term strategy to further expand the reach of GTX’s products and services globally.”
Before joining GTX, Poltavsky was 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.
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Poltavsly started his career at Bloomberg where he held several positions, eventually co-managing a regional Russian sales team of 12 people and leading the company’s efforts to launch and implement FX <GO> in Eastern Europe.
Poltavsky said: “I am excited to join GTX which supports trading in an array of relevant FX products and currency pairs to new and existing clients in eastern Europe”.
As reported by the Finance Magnates last month, GAIN Capital’s GTX unit also recently hired industry veteran Thomas Reichel as Director of Institutional Sales who was tasked with focusing on companies engaged in proprietary trading.