Capital.com has brought in Mitrade’s former chief executive officer Laura Lin to assume the same role with the multi-regulated retail broker’s Australian business, based out of its office in Melbourne.
Laura brings more than 13 years of FX industry experience coupled with a deep understanding of the retail client segment.
She joins Capital.com after previously spending three years at Mitrade Group PTE Ltd, most recently as Acting Group CEO. Laura joined the firm in 2018 and progressed to CEO of Australia until she left in July 2021. Mitrade is a regulated financial technology company that offers OTC derivatives online trading in many financial markets.
Lin has kicked off her career back in 2008 as AML assistant manager with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. However, she spent the bulk of her career in the FX industry with the UK-listed broker IG Group.
During her time with the Europe’s biggest spread better, Laura worked in multiple compliance roles including as Compliance Manager for Australia, New Zealand and China. She served there for a bit more than 8 years.
Commenting on Laura’s appointment, Jonathan Squires, Group Chief Executive Officer at Capital.com, said: “We are delighted to have Laura on board. Her deep understanding of the global and local regulatory landscape coupled with her success at building strong teams and delivering growth will be instrumental in helping Capital.com expand in Australia and the wider region.”
Laura Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Capital.com Australia said: “Capital.com’s success in bringing better platforms and services to traders globally is what drew me to join the company. I am excited to lead the team and take Capital.com on the next phase of its rapid expansion journey.”
Capital.com is a mobile CFD-focused brokerage firm which is operated by Capital Com SV Investments Limited, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).
Earlier this month, the company has obtained a license to operate in Australia and opened an office in Melbourne. The platform holds an Australian Financial Services (AFS) license, granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).