GAIN Promotes Gerard Melia to VP of Institutional Partnerships

Melia previously held the role of Director, Head of Institutional Partnerships at the firm.

GAIN Capital, a provider of retail foreign exchange (FX), has promoted Gerard Melia to the role of Vice President, Head of Institutional Partnerships, Finance Magnates has learned.

Melia was promoted to his new role on the 1st of March of this year, he confirmed to Finance Magnates, and remains based in London, United Kingdom. GAIN Capital’s Institutional Partnerships team provides technology, liquidity, and services to develop long-term relationships with its partners and help increase their growth, along with that of GAIN Capital.

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Gerard Melia of GAIN Capital
Gerard Melia
Source: LinkedIn

Before he was the VP, Melia was the Director, Head of Institutional Partnerships from October of 2019 until March of this year. He moved to this role after having spent more than one year as Director, Head of Institutional Relationship Management, which he commenced in July 2016 and was his first role with the brokerage, his LinkedIn shows.

Gerard Melia’s Career Before GAIN Capital

Throughout his career, which has spanned for two decades, Melia has worked at a number of brokerages, or foreign exchange (forex) focused companies, such as IG Group and CMC Markets.

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Prior to his current tenure with GAIN Capital, Melia was a Director at Firmbridge Solutions, a privately held consultancy firm founded in 2012. Here, he spent four years working at a company that allowed him to work in various projects in the fintech industry, his LinkedIn states.

From February of 2015 until July of 2016, Melia was a Product Manager at Synops, a provider of currency risk management solutions for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as large corporations.

Melia first entered the financial industry in January of 2005 when he joined CMC Markets as the Institutional Marketing Manager, a role he held for just over a year. This lead to a more than six-year tenure with the firm, which also saw him as the Head of Relationship Management and Head of Institutional Operations & Product Delivery.

From here, he went on to work for IG Group in August 2011, as the Institutional Sales and Relationship Manager. At the retail trading provider, Melia worked for one and a half years where he was also based in London.

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