Ayhan Gurcuoglu Joins CFH Clearing as New VP of International Sales

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Ayhan Gurcuoglu Joins CFH Clearing as New VP of International Sales

May 15, 2019

CFH Clearing, a popular prime of prime broker based out of UK has appointed Ayhan Gurcuoglu as its new Vice President of International sales according to the report released by the company yesterday. Prior to his role as Vice President at CFH clearing, Ayhan served as financial markets expert for the Turkey region at UK based forex broker houses – Starters Global Markets and Sucden Financial Limited. In his new role as VP of international sales at CFH clearing, Ayhan will oversee client management and is also responsible for the development of the firm’s business in Turkey. As per the statement from CFH clearing, Ayhan will be reporting to Paul Groves, Head of European Sales.

While speaking about Ayhan’s appointment as VP of international sales, Paul Groves commentedAyhan’s appointment reflects CFH’s strategy of building our team with experts from key regions. Making a hire of this caliber also reinforces our belief in the Turkish FX and CFD market and shows our commitment to working with institutional clients in the region”. Paul also stated that Ayhan’s Turkish language skills, cultural understanding and in-depth knowledge on approaching and helping Turkish clients will be highly valuable in the firm’s plans for new projects and expansion of their business in the region. According to his LinkedIn profile, Ayhan has more than 18 years of experience in the financial industry.

Ayhan began his career in Turkey as a Dealer for VIP clients at Raymond James Financial Inc and was an independent portfolio manager for several years. After there, he worked at two major Turkish prime of prime brokers namely Tera Brokers and Sanko Menkul Degerler where he held various positions which were focused on interaction with clients and helping resolve their issues with the firm. Over a decade of experience in multiple firms mainly focusing on interaction with Turkish clients gives him a unique understanding, knowledge and perspective on handling business approach in the Turkish market making him highly valuable to CFH Clearing in their plans to establish a new business in Turkey.

According to the statement released by CFH Clearing, during his tenure at Sanko Securities Ayhan’s role was instrumental in establishing the organisation’s forex and CFD departments. Speaking about his role as VP at CFH Clearing Ayhan commented, “CFH Clearing is an established and respected firm in Turkey, with an excellent reputation and a strong client base of brokers and banks in the region. I am looking forward to joining the CFH team and helping them build on their success”. CFH Clearing is a part of Playtech PLC’s financial division, Trade Tech Group with a global client base consisting of more than 600 institutional clients from over 83 countries ranging from leading retail forex brokers to fund managers.

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