Invast Global, the Australian arm of leading Japanese brokerage Invast Securities Co, has capitalised on a period of strong growth and the expansion of PurePrime, its prime services offering, by making two significant management appointments.
CEO Gavin White is joined at the top-level management table by long-time colleagues, Jon Leung and James Alexander. White, Leung and Alexander have all enjoyed long and successful careers in the financial markets within various top-tier investment banks.
Over the past decade the trio have worked together to bring innovative multi-asset prime services solutions to the brokerage, Hedge Fund and HFT segment. More recently, they have built Invast Global into a successful multi-asset brokerage serving the full range of client types globally, with a focus on institutional and professional traders.
Jon Leung has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Invast Global and is tasked with scaling the operational capabilities of
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the firm to ensure there is always adequate capacity to meet the growing global demand for the firm’s services.
During his early career in London he worked for Investment Banks including BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank before spending the past decade in Australia, building a problem-solving reputation throughout the region.
James Alexander has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer tasked with ensuring that the sales and marketing efforts of the firm continue to attract high quality relationships with clients and vendors. Alexander has strong, long-standing relationships across Asia, UK and Eastern Europe.
CEO Gavin White said: “Jon, James and I have a great working dynamic, forged over many years of working together providing trading solutions to a wide variety of clients across the globe. It is this close familiarity at the top level of the firm that allows us to be nimble and innovative. It is one of the main reasons we have earned a reputation for our attentiveness to client needs”.
Invast Global has reported strong growth throughout 2016 as the firm taps into demand for prime services generated by the contraction in investment bank prime services offerings. Institutional turnover has more than trebled in the past 12 months and the firm has cemented its place amongst the top tier prime services firms.
With three highly-experienced professionals in key leadership roles, Invast Global is positioned to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the recent developments in the industry.