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New Appointments Bring Unique Global Insight

25/05/2010, 14:28

FxPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro), a leading global retail broker in FX and CFDs, has today announced the appointments of Michael Derks as Chief Strategist and Simon Smith as Chief Economist.

FxPro Financial Services Ltd (FxPro), a leading global retail broker in FX and CFDs, has today announced the appointments of Michael Derks as Chief Strategist and Simon Smith as Chief Economist. These two appointments will bring a unique global perspective to FxPro and offer clients enhanced insight and analysis of the world’s markets.

Michael Derks joins FxPro with 27 years experience as a multi-discipline investment and market strategist and economist. Prior to joining FxPro, Michael was the Chief Investment Strategist at Arch Group (an investment management boutique), and Global Head of Fixed Income and FX Strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in London. Michael has also held Senior Market Strategist and Economist roles at both Nomura International and at Deutsche Bank and has considerable experience across institutional, family office, ultra high net worth, high net worth and retail investors.

An accomplished economist and financial market strategist, Simon Smith joins FxPro as Chief Economist from Thomson Reuters where he was responsible for building a cross-market analysis capability for new product development. He has over 17 years experience as an economist and global financial market strategist acquired as Chief Economist and Strategist at Weavering Capital Ltd, as head of Fixed Income at 4Cast Ltd and at MMS International as the Managing Analyst for European Fixed Income.

Panagiotis Xydas, Chief Executive Officer of FxPro commented,

“FxPro is delighted to have two such experienced market experts joining our team at a time of exciting growth for our business. These senior and high calibre appointments demonstrate FxPro’s intent to develop its research and investment capabilities. The fast moving nature of FX markets coupled with the 24/5 trading capabilities of the FxPro platform means it is essential that we equip our globally diverse trader base with the best information possible to make informed investment decisions.”

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FxPro is an award-winning online broker, serving retail and institutional clients in more than 150 countries. FxPro provides access to competitive pricing and deep liquidity with no-dealing-desk intervention via its advanced trading platforms, superior execution technologies and algorithmic tools.

FxPro Group Limited is the holding company of FxPro UK Limited and FxPro Financial Services Limited.

FxPro UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (registration no. 509956). FxPro Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (licence no. 078/07) and by the Financial Services Board (authorisation no. 45052).

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