IS Prime, the new foreign exchange brokerage service launched in late 2014, has just announced that it has hired two former Sucden Financial employees, Andrew Biggs and Jean Claude Francois.
According to the firm, Andrew Biggs’ role will focus on delivering tailor-made solutions for IS Prime’s institutional client base, being responsible for electronic trading solutions, client coverage and analytics, while Jean Claude Francois will be the lead contact for client on-boarding, reporting and front-to-back MT4 set-ups.
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Throughout his career, Andrew Biggs has focused on e-FX and CFD sales and execution. His introduction to the industry was at a retail brokerage where he swiftly rose to head the European sales and coverage team before joining the Institutional Sales Desk at Sucden Financial. There his role encompassed client coverage, liquidity and execution management. Andrew graduated from Imperial College London with an honours degree in Chemistry and Management, earning an Associateship of the Royal College of Science.
Jean Claude Francois has ten years of experience in the financial industry. He started his career as a KYC/AML analyst at the Caisse des Depots et Consignations in Paris and then Banque Indosuez Mer Rouge, Djibouti-Africa, before moving to London to join the graduate program at Bank of America. He later joined the institutional sales desk at Sucden Financial where his role included client coverage and responsibility for MT4. Jean Claude has a finance degree from the Rouen School of Management. He has also studied at the University of Tuebingen in Germany and at the University of Salamanca in Spain as part of the Erasmus Exchange Program. He is fluent in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Tamil.
Raj Sitlani, managing partner of IS Prime, comments, “Having worked with Andrew and Jean Claude for a number of years, we are very pleased they are joining IS Prime as we approach our official launch. We want to assemble a strong team of the highest calibre, with people we know and trust and who are able to bring with them significant expertise in FX brokerage, but are also familiar with our institutional client base. In Andrew and Jean Claude we have two outstanding individuals who bring the capabilities and skills that will drive IS Prime forward in 2015 to deliver a truly ground-breaking, solution-driven and transparent approach.”