Solid Hires FX Veteran Darren Barker as Business Development Head

by Arnab Shome
  • He brings 30 years of experience to the role.
  • He will now focus on the company’s expansion goals.
Darren Barker
Darren Barker

Netherlands-headquartered Solid, an ultra-low latency multi-bank ECN provider, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Darren Barker as the company’s new Head of Business Development.

“I’m delighted to be joining one of the leaders in the field of institutional trading technology and Tier1 Liquidity,” Barker said. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the firm’s ongoing success and helping build on an already very talented team.”

In addition, he revealed the company’s plans to expand the business into new jurisdictions that will help it become a prominent name in the institutional space.

Earlier this year, Solid partnered with BidX Markets, a UK-based multi-asset liquidity and technology solutions provider, to enhance institutional offerings.

An Industry Expert

The appointment of Barker came as a strategic move, as he brings three decades of experience to the company. He joined Solid from an educational products company, but he has solid industry experience with a wide range of roles including risk management , market-making and client relationship management.

He has worked with several big financial services brands, including Sucden Financial, Jefferies, UniCredit, JPMorgan, RBS International, UBS and a few others.

“Solid has seen significant growth in recent years, especially in the institutional trading space,” said Diego Baptista, a Director at Solid. “Darren Barker has joined us to take our institutional sales focus to the next level and assist us with our expansion plans.”

“At Solid, people are our most important asset, and our number one focus is building a strong support team to ensure our clients receive the best trading conditions and assistance available in today’s market. Barker’s experience will be invaluable as we embark on this mission, especially when it comes to serving our traders and investors with customized requirements.”

Netherlands-headquartered Solid, an ultra-low latency multi-bank ECN provider, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Darren Barker as the company’s new Head of Business Development.

“I’m delighted to be joining one of the leaders in the field of institutional trading technology and Tier1 Liquidity,” Barker said. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the firm’s ongoing success and helping build on an already very talented team.”

In addition, he revealed the company’s plans to expand the business into new jurisdictions that will help it become a prominent name in the institutional space.

Earlier this year, Solid partnered with BidX Markets, a UK-based multi-asset liquidity and technology solutions provider, to enhance institutional offerings.

An Industry Expert

The appointment of Barker came as a strategic move, as he brings three decades of experience to the company. He joined Solid from an educational products company, but he has solid industry experience with a wide range of roles including risk management , market-making and client relationship management.

He has worked with several big financial services brands, including Sucden Financial, Jefferies, UniCredit, JPMorgan, RBS International, UBS and a few others.

“Solid has seen significant growth in recent years, especially in the institutional trading space,” said Diego Baptista, a Director at Solid. “Darren Barker has joined us to take our institutional sales focus to the next level and assist us with our expansion plans.”

“At Solid, people are our most important asset, and our number one focus is building a strong support team to ensure our clients receive the best trading conditions and assistance available in today’s market. Barker’s experience will be invaluable as we embark on this mission, especially when it comes to serving our traders and investors with customized requirements.”

About the Author: Arnab Shome
Arnab Shome
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About the Author: Arnab Shome
Arnab is an electronics engineer-turned-financial editor. He entered the industry covering the cryptocurrency market for Finance Magnates and later expanded his reach to forex as well. He is passionate about the changing regulatory landscape on financial markets and keenly follows the disruptions in the industry with new-age technologies.
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