Eduard Poltavsky Joins Refinitiv’s Forex Unit

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.


Eduard Poltavsky Joins Refinitiv’s Forex Unit

June 18, 2019

Eduard PoltavskyFormer Financial and Risk business division of Thomson Reuters – Refinitiv made an announcement recently stating that industry veteran Eduard Poltavsky has joined its forex unit. Eduard Poltavsky is an industry veteran with more than a decade of experience having held various roles in a sales capacity in many popular and major FX firms over the course of his career.

Eduard has now joined Refinitiv’s Foreign exchange unit and will work with its market development team. In his role as a market development executive for Refinitiv’s forex products and solutions.

Eduard is expected to focus on boosting their sales efforts and activities and will also be responsible for developing new partnerships while also ensuring increased market coverage on a global scale.

Prior to joining Refinitiv, Eduard served as a Sales Manager for New York-based Fintech solutions provider FlexTrade. Eduard was based out of FlexTrade’s London office and was in charge of driving sales activities in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region for a period of one year. Throughout his long career, Eduard has been based in London, United Kingdom and focused on European market making him an expert in dealing with clients from said region.

Prior to FlexTrade, Eduard served as Director of e-FX sales at GTX which is the institutional forex trading arm of Gain Capital for nearly a year and a half and as Director of FX Sales at BATS Global Markets for nearly 4 years prior to GTX. Aside from these firms, some of the other notable firms Eduard has worked at include BGC Partners, RBC Dexia Investor Services and Bloomberg.

Aside from his knowledge and expertise on EMEA region, Eduard also has some level of experience handling Russian Rubble and several other Eastern European currency pairs from his work experience in the early half of his career. Refinitiv went private in October 2018 when private equity firm Blackstone group alongside Canada pension plan investment board and Singapore state fund GIC purchased a majority stake in Canadian mass media giant Thomson Reuters’ financial and risk arm for the US $17 billion. The flagship product of Refinitiv is Eikon solution which helps aggregate and process real-time and historical data of financial assets to facilitate fast transaction and connectivity. Refinitiv has a presence in over 180 countries owing to the widespread use of its financial product solutions and platforms.

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