UK-based and listed online multi-asset forex and CFD broker IG Markets has promoted James Perry-Keene as Head of IG in China, according to a post from IG Markets AU (Australia).
Mr. Keene has been head of institutional sales for the company’s Australia-based ASIC-regulated business for more than five years, and is experienced with the needs and efforts of the company regarding its growth, thus deserving the promotion to head the broker’s China business.
IG provides support from its China office, whereas trade related operations and execution of orders are handled via the Australia-based and regulated entity – according to a description on the Chinese version of the website.
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Mr. Keene’s prior position makes him well-suited for the relationship between these Asia-Pacific IG business lines and the areas they share in common. And China remains an evolving [regulatory] landscape for online brokerages, despite an already booming market for FX and CFD trading.
The company’s ASIC regulated business is positioned to continue to support that side of the world. According to a description on a LinkedIn profile attributed to Mr. Keene, his location was updated to the Pudongxin district of Shanghai.
The company has 17 offices across 5 continents and nearly 140,000 clients as per the last update on the size of its customer base.