MetaTrader Tools Specialist Gold-i Opens Office in Australia

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Daniel Picone

MetaTrader Tools Specialist Gold-i Opens Office in Australia

November 13, 2018

Gold-iThe award-winning developer of MetaTrader integration tools for brokers has opened an office in Australia in an effort to further expand its business across the Asia Pacific region. Gold-i has been rapidly increasing their client base and global foothold with establishment of branches in Japan & China. In its bid to solidify its position in Asia-Pacific region and increase their client base while ensuring better serviceability to their customers, Gold-i expands into New Territory with opening of its Sydney Office.

Gold-i, the UK-based MetaTrader technologies’ provider, has appointed FinTech sales and technology specialist Daniel Picone to head the Sydney office. The new location is intended to increase business opportunities amongst brokers in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, the Sydney branch will be responsible to expand the company’s footprint across the Asia Pacific region.

Having spent four months on an intensive training programme at Gold-i’s UK headquarters in preparation for his new role, Daniel Picone will focus on the sales of Gold-i’s core products, including its innovative multi-asset liquidity management platform Matrix; its business intelligence tools such as Visual Edge and its range of MT4 and MT5 plug-ins.

As the cryptocurrency scene emerges in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the rest of the APAC region, Gold-i’s recently launched Crypto Switch 2.0 may find great demand, with brokers looking to offer cryptocurrency trading to clients, with a fully cleared physical and CFD crypto product.

Tom Higgins, Chief Executive Officer at Gold-i, commented: “Opening an office in Australia was the next logical step in our global growth plan. Not only are there a wealth of opportunities for us in Australia and New Zealand but having an office in Sydney also complements our Shanghai office, enhances our 24×7 service, and provides a strong foothold for us to expand into territories such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Malaysia.

Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i
Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i

“Daniel has the ideal experience to establish and grow Gold-i in Australia. He has a proven track record of working in partnership with financial services clients in the region. Whilst at IRESS he also moved to London to assist with the implementation of IRESS’ first financial markets’ clients in the UK, where he was successful in terms of sales and support as well as establishing the business in a new territory. I am looking forward to working with him as we drive the business forward – I will be in Australia from 19 to 29 November to discuss Gold-i’s offering with potential new clients”, Higgins added.

Daniel Picone joined Gold-i after spending the last seven years at Australian FinTech company, IRESS. He will also be responsible for bringing more Liquidity Providers into the Matrix NETwork, which allows participants to sell liquidity to Gold-i’s clients worldwide who use its MT4 Bridge, MT5 Gateway and Matrix.

Daniel Picone, Head of the Sydney Office, said: “Gold-i is an exciting, innovative, award-winning company, with market leading products in a rapidly evolving industry – so this is a great opportunity for me. My training at Gold-i was extremely thorough and I feel very knowledgeable about their core products and the skills required for high quality client support. Being in the UK, I experienced Gold-i’s strong culture and corporate values which I intend to emulate in the Australian office. These relate to going the extra mile for clients and pushing boundaries. As we grow the team in Australia, it’s important that we have the same ethos and fun working environment that has been so successful in Gold-i’s other offices.”

The company, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, partnered with FXCH to provide a fully cleared solution for cryptocurrency liquidity through Crypto Switch.

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