secures Industry Veteran & Former BBC Radio Presenter as Chief Market Strategist - The Industry Spread

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.

David Jones, Chief Market Strategist secures Industry Veteran & Former BBC Radio Presenter as Chief Market Strategist

May 14, 2018

capitalDavid Jones, a former BBC radio presenter has joined Cyprus headquartered, an online retail Fx broker as its Chief Market Strategist. Jones has become popular face in the Fx industry with his daily morning show Wake Up To Money and is not an alien to the Forex brokerage industry.

Started his career in the 2000s with Shares Magazine covering the Forex, CFDs and the spread betting industry. After spending two-years covering the forex brokerage industry as a journalist, he moved on to work with CMC Markets as derivative dealers. During his time in CMC Markets, he was elevated to Chief Market Strategist and was responsible for client education, market commentary, and public relations. In 2007, he moved on to join IG Group as Chief Market Strategist, on a similar role what he held at CMC Markets.

His association with IG Group came to an end in 2013, and from there on he started to write technical pieces on forex market as a freelance writer, to Shares Magazine. In 2015, he started with a new role as a BBC radio presenter where he hosted the markets segment of the Wake Up To Money program which ran until late-2017. 

Ivan Gowan, CEO
Ivan Gowan, CEO

His appointment at also marks a reunion of a sort with newly appointed CEO Ivan Gowan. The two were working in IG Group for a number of years and now both are based in company’s London office.

David’s appointment will also help to strongly focus on its client education initiative to attract new and budding traders to fuel its growth. It recently announced the launch of an education app, Investmate which provides educational material to new traders allowing them to learn basics of forex trading, derivatives, CFDs and risk factors involved in trading. 


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