Post-trade service provider, COBALT has announced the appointment of FX specialist Anoushka Rayner as Global Head of Sales and Business Development. Rayner will be responsible for managing Cobalt’s commercial relationship and scaling up growth of the business as it readies itself for launch later this year.
Rayner has over two decades of experience in the FX industry and joins COBALT from Traiana– a subsidiary of NEX where she was working as Business Manager and Global FX Sales Specialist. Prior to this, she worked with FXCMPro as Global Head of Fx Option Sales and at SmartTrade Technologies as Sales Director.
She has also worked with several big multinational financial institutes including HSBC’s FX Prop Desk, from where she started her career and later on she joined UBS.
Darren Coote, Managing Director of Cobalt, commented:
“We are very pleased to welcome Anoushka to our ranks as we work towards re-engineering the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. She brings a wealth of experience and contacts to Cobalt and is a key part of our plans as we prepare to launch later this year.”
Anoushka Rayner said:
“Current post-trade FX service providers and infrastructure are shackled by legacy technology and inefficient processes which are unfit for purpose. This increases costs for market participants and poses significant operational and systemic risk to the FX market.”
“I’m excited to be working for Cobalt as I believe it poses the single biggest innovation to post-trade FX in the last 15 years and looks forward to playing my part in creating a shared infrastructure which will benefit the entire market.”