Gain Capital, the largest provider of Fx in the United States has announced the appointment of former IG executive Alex Howard as Managing Director of Asia Pacific region, excluding China. His new role will be effective from September 3rd, 2018.
His new role includes the responsibility of managing the overall strategic execution and performance of GAIN’s retail business in Australia, Singapore, Japan and Southeast Asia. Mr Howard will be based ou in GAIN’s Singapore office.
Mr Howard has considerable experience in managing the Asia Pacific region through his previous assignments. With joining Gain Capital, Mr Howard ended his eight years long tenure at online brokerage IG Group. Initially, he joined as a Head of Operations in 2010 and then promoted to Vice President in 2010 and then went to lead the operations in Japan. Most recently, he was the Head of APAC for IG Group.
Samantha Roady. President of Retail Trading at GAIN said on the appointment:
“We are very pleased to welcome Alex to the GAIN leadership team. His deep industry knowledge and extensive experience developing and leading commercial strategies in the Asia Pacific region will be extremely valuable as we look to scale our key markets in the region, including Singapore, Australia and Japan, as well as develop our business in fast-growing, emerging markets in Southeast Asia,”
Alex Howard added:
“GAIN has made tremendous progress over the last few years growing its retail business in the US, UK and Europe, and I look forward to continuing to build on that momentum in the Asia Pacific region, which is a dynamic and diverse region undergoing a rapid transformation in retail financial services. There is substantial opportunity for expansion of GAIN’s business in the region and we believe it will be a key contributor to the firm’s future growth.”