IS Prime Poaches Sales Director Eduard Poltavsky from Refinitiv

He will oversee the firm’s sale of Agency Execution services.

IS Prime, a prime brokerage and execution venue, announced on Wednesday the latest appointment of Eduard Poltavsky as the company’s Sales Director. In the newly created role, Poltavsky will focus on the sales of IS Prime’s Agency Execution service to banks, hedge funds and asset managers across the EMEA region.

“I am really looking forward to my new role,” Poltavsky said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for me to drive further growth for IS Prime’s Agency Execution business.” 

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IS Prime has an excellent track record in the industry and I believe they can add real value to institutional clients through the combination of their liquidity and Prime of Prime services.”

Poltavsky spent more than a decade in the forex industry and joined the ISAM Capital Markets Group subsidiary from Refinitiv, where he was the Performance Director of the FX Market Development in the EMEA region for the last couple of years.

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Before that, he was an EMEA Sales Manager at FlexTrade and also spent over a year at GAIN Capital as GTX Director for e-FX sales. Additionally, according to his Linkedin profile, he was an FX sales director at BATS global markets. Poltavsky started his career at Bloomberg and later spent years at RBC Dexia Investor Services and BGC Partners.


FCA-regulated IS Prime offers full-service brokerage and execution services, and it provides aggregated pricing sourced primarily from Tier one institutions, settled through the group’s bank Prime brokers.

Recently, the company added MetaTrader 5 platform to its offering and launched a new trading GUI and risk system with a partnership with Reactive Markets.

Commenting on the appointment, IS Prime’s Head of Distribution and Liquidity, Barry Flanigan, said: “We are delighted that Eduard is joining the team, focusing primarily on sales of our agency execution product. Eduard brings invaluable insight and expertise to our team and a wealth of contacts within banks, distribution platforms and asset management firms. He will be a real asset to IS Prime.”

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