Trading Places: GKFX, ICAP, Financial Commission, AETOS

Catch up on last week's executive moves.


Mitesh Vaghela

FX and CFD brokerage GKFX promoted Mitesh Vaghela to the position of Global Head of Business Development. He was previously Head of Business Development, a position he held for 11 months.

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Vaghela has worked in the finance industry for over a decade. He began his career as a dealer at City Credit Capital, and since then worked at Alpari UK and Integral Development Corporation in a variety of roles. He worked at London Capital Group as EFX Solutions Manager, and joined GKFX in December 2015 with a similar role, according to his LinkedIn profile.


Eric Sinclair

TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, named Eric Sinclair as CEO of its data and analytics division. Commenting on his appointment, Eric Sinclair said: “I am delighted to be joining TP ICAP.”


Andrew Edwards

Saxo Capital Markets UK announced that it is appointing the former chief executive of ETX Capital, Andrew Edwards, to the position of CEO.

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He is succeeding Mateo Cassina, and will begin in the role from January 2018.

Commenting on the news, the Non-Executive Chairman of Saxo Capital Markets UK, Anthony Belchambers, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew Edwards in his new role as CEO of Saxo Capital Markets.”

Nikolai Isayev

Nikolai Isayev

The Financial Commission, a self-regulatory association dedicated to ensuring sound practices across the financial services industry, picked Nikolai Isayev to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Peter Tatarnikov said: “Nikolai’s consulting background and prior positions made him a perfect candidate to help lead our operations and we are delighted to welcome Nikolai as Financial Commission’s COO.”


Ross Newell

Ross Newell

FCA-regulated AETOS Capital Group’s new institutional unit will be headed by Ross Newell.

His official position will be Head of AETOS Direct and he will be reporting to the company’s CEO Draco Ng.

Commenting on his appointment to Finance Magnates: “This is a great opportunity personally to be part of the expansion and development for a firm that has a recognized footprint globally.”

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