Trading Places: Marshall Gittler Leaves FXPRIMUS, XTB Gets New CEO

Catch up on the latest moves of the week from around the financial services industry.

Monday, March 20

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Marshall Gittler, FXPRIMUS

FXPRIMUS last week saw the departure of Marshall Gittler, who parted ways with the group after a two-year stint as its Head of Investment Research. Mr. Gittler originally joined FXPRIMUS in 2015, having come over from IronFX. During his tenure at the broker, he served as one of its most high profile individuals, writing a wide range of reports while authoring webinars, educational content and other columns.

Tuesday, March 21

David Bottin, AvaTrade

David Bottin

AvaTrade appointed David Bottin as the newest Managing Director of its French unit last week. In his new role Mr. Bottin will be based out of Paris – he steps into the position with immediate effect. The appointment represents Mr. Bottin’s first senior role in the FX industry. He has worked at several other venues over the past five years.

Richard Bowler

Richard Bowler, SmartStream

SmartStream secured the services of Richard Bowler as its newest Chief Financial Officer (CFO), part of its latest addition to its senior management team.His mandate will be to oversee all aspects of the group’s finances, including treasury, administration and financial strategy. In this capacity, he will be managing the group’s finance team, based out of London, where he will be reporting to SmartStream’s CEO, Haytham Kaddoura.

Wednesday, March 22

Eric LeGoff, Global Brokerage

Global Brokerage Inc., the new name for the public company that accommodates FXCM’s assets outside of the US, has undergone a change to its board of directors, following its annual meeting of shareholders. Eric LeGoff, an external director with the group, has opted not to stand for reelection to the board of Global Brokerage. He currently serves as the CEO of Evermore Funds Trust as well as the COO of Evermore Global Advisors.

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Filippo De Rosa, AxiCorp

AxiCorp appointed its latest senior hire, adding Filippo De Rosa as the newest head of its Middle East operations. The addition of Mr. De Rosa shows AxiCorp’s growing commitment to the Middle East. In his new role Mr. De Rosa will be tasked with developing and growing AxiCorp’s presence and market penetration in Dubai and the broader Middle East region.

Thursday, March 23

Daniel Woods, NN Investment Partners

NN Investment Partners has on-boarded Daniel Woods as its newest Senior Portfolio Manager. He lands at the group after an extensive career in the emerging markets (EM) space. Mr. Woods joins NN Investment Partners with immediate effect – he will be based out of The Hague. Mr. Woods brings with him nearly fifteen years of experience in the EM space. This includes an emphasis on foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, and equities.

Andy Nybo, Burton-Taylor International Consulting

Andy Nybo

Burton-Taylor International Consulting, a unit of TP ICAP’s data and analytics group, brought in Andy Nybo as the Director of its Exchange Vertical research practice. As its Director, Mr. Nybo will be heading the unit, helping grow Burton-Taylor’s scope of analysis, including its exchange share, demand segmentation and research demographics.

Elizabeth Rayment

Elizabeth Rayment, Sara Damaj, ICM Capital

Elizabeth Rayment parted ways with ICM Capital, ending a stint lasting over five years with the group as its Marketing Manager in Dubai. In her stead, ICM Capital wasted no time in installing a succession candidate, appointing Sara Damaj to the role. Ms. Rayment originally joined ICM Capital back in 2011 – she has left ICM Capital to become the Director of Your Mind Media.

Friday, March 24

Omar Arnaout, XTB

Polish FX brokerage XTB last week promoted its Regional Director of Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Romania, Omar Arnaout, to serve as the group’s newest CEO. Earlier in January, XTB dismissed its longtime executive and Chief Executive Officer Jakub Maly.

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