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Saxo Bank Lures ING’s Anaam Raza and IG’s Harry Leyburn to Join UK Business

FCA-regulated broker, Saxo Markets UK has appointed Anaam Raza and Harry Leyburn to fill executive roles in its marketing and research teams. The new appointments will see Raza serving as Head of UK Marketing & PR and Leyburn joining as Digital Engagement Manager.

Anaam Raza brings over a decade of experience to Saxo’s UK business. She will be tasked with leading the firm’s marketing and PR team in the UK to further enrich the brand’s existing suite of resources, while leading the development of content for Saxo Markets’ investor client base.

Prior to landing at Sxao, Raza was a research digital editor at ING, a position she held for more than five years. Her career also encompasses editorial roles at Acuris, Mergermarket Group and Scalable Capital.

Earlier in her career, Raza worked as an editorial assistant at London’s top newspapers, including City AM and The Times.

Meanwhile, Harry Leyburn will join the Copenhagen-based broker to help its marketing efforts keep up with the evolving FX landscape. He will be responsible for Saxo Markets’ client digital engagement, optimising the digital experience for clients on the platform.

Leyburn spent the bulk of his career at IG Group Ltd based out of London. During a seven-year stint, he worked his way up through senior marketing functions within the IG UK business, culminating with the position of Senior Communications Executive.

Introducing the new hires, Charles White-Thomson, CEO of Saxo Markets, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Harry and Anaam to Saxo Markets. Their diverse skillset and backgrounds will help craft, educate and deliver inspiring content, working closely alongside our talented in-house global markets strategist team, SaxoStrats. The appointments are testament to our strong commitment to the UK and our desire to deliver a differentiated service for our clients who are increasingly sophisticated investors looking to add more gears to their portfolios. This is also in line with our commitment to bring more investor education to the market amid growing interest from a new cohort of investors”

Saxo Markets is a registered trading name of Saxo Capital Markets Ltd, which is authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Saxo Bank reported last week surging half-year revenues as Covid-19 remains a key trigger for customers’ trading activity. The multi-asset group marked mild growth in revenues, which came in at DKK 2.4 billion ($376 million), up 5 percent from DKK 2.3 billion for the same period last year.

As for the bottom-line metrics, Saxo Bank disclosed a net profit of DKK 512 million ($80.3 million), slightly down by 3 percent from DKK 529 million in the Jan-Jun period of 2020.