Longtime financial services industry veteran Marc Martin, with over 25 years experience spanning numerous roles in investment banking and across securities and foreign exchange markets, has joined Darwinex as an investor and advisor, according to an updated profile description on LinkedIn as of April 2016.
Mr. Martin holds concurrent roles as Managing Director of Martin & Martin, and owner of FX trading firm VX Systems, and was previously VP of FX Risk and Trading at JPMorgan Chase & Co from 2008 to 2010. Before that two-year role at JPMorgan, he was head of quantitative research at Bear Sterns for nearly four years, after a similar four-year term as Trading Director at E*TRADE, and after prior roles with JPMorgan and Natwest in the earlier parts of his career in the late 90s. During his career, Martin has held a number of FINRA licenses including the series 7, 63, and 24, according to the LinkedIn profile description attributed to him.
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In recent years, Darwinex has grown from a one-man operation to a diverse staff count of nearly thirty people and had been recognized by the FinTech50 in Europe as the company continues to evolve via the use of its unique business model. The Darwinex brand and website is owned by Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Finance Magnates recently covered its annual filings which showed growth for its 2015 reported year when compared to its results for the prior year.
The company continues to add new DARWINS (i.e. trading systems), called IPOs when first added on the Darwinex platform, with an additional 18 announced today for this week’s additions. Earlier this month Darwinex allocated 550,000 euros across the top 22 DARWINS during a related trading competition where the allocations are awarded to winners based on their trading results.