Spotex Hires Former GTX Executive John Miesner as its Global Head of Sales and Distribution

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.


Spotex Hires Former GTX Executive John Miesner as its Global Head of Sales and Distribution

January 4, 2019

spotexSpotex, an innovative FX electronic communication network (ECN) has hired John Miesner to its senior management team as Global Head of Sales and Distribution. Spotex offers exchange technologies that build and apply quantitative metrics to participants based on their trading behaviour. Its clients base includes banks, brokers, hedge funds, CTAs and asset manager.

John Miesner has deep experience and knowledge of the forex industry which dates back to 2000 and Spotex looks forward to utilising the experience in strengthening its global sales capabilities and expanding its reach.

John Miesner joins Spotex from GTX, which is an institutional foreign exchange platform where he spent four years of his long career. At GTX he was responsible for global ECN sales based out of New York. And his resignation also marks the first senior staff departure to be announced since 360T agreed to buy GTX last year.

Prior to GTX, he was Head of Sales at KCG Hotspot, working in a variety of senior roles in his 14 years with the company. KCG Holding then moved forward to sell its FX trading platform, KCG Hotspot to BATS Global and then itself to Virtu Financial for $1.4 billion, due to tough market conditions.

VIBHS FInancial Taps Miles Eakers as its Business Development Manager

spotexLondon based VIBHS Financial, providing rolling Spot Forex, CFD trading and related services have onboarded Miles EakersĀ as Business Development Manager.

Eakers has joined VIBHS from Centtrip, where he was Chief Market Analysis. Before that, he has co-founded Chancery Lane Traders and was Technical Sales and FX Trader at SAVI Trading. Eakers has started his career in the forex industry at ETrade back in 2008.

VIBHS is an FCA regulated brokerage company, got its license in 2014, and offers an array of products and services to retail and professional traders. The UK unit is led by CEO Angus Irvine.

The firm has a strong presence in China and other emerging markets. The company is focusing on growing its revenue share from outside Europe aftermath the introduction of a new regulatory framework. Eakers joins at a crucial time when the industry is facing magnitudes of ESMA related regulation issues which has been felt widely across the industry.

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