Strategic Hiring Made at IC Markets and Saxo Bank Securities - The Industry Spread

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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.

Erika Nakazato, Head Of Marketing at Saxo Bank Securities Ltd

Strategic Hiring Made at IC Markets and Saxo Bank Securities

September 25, 2018

Saxo BankSaxo Bank’s Japanese arm, Saxo Bank Securities, an FSA regulated entity has secured Erika Nakazato as its new Head of Marketing. The subsidiary provides trading and investment services to both retail and institutional clients.

The appointment of Erika Nakazato is effective immediately as the announcement made public through her LinkedIn profile. Nakazato has been similar profile roles and has valuable experience in the forex marketing space.

Her earlier role was with Dukascopy Japan KK, where she was leading the company in the role of Head of Marketing and has spent a little over three years with the firm. Prior to this, she was Head of Marketing at Alpari Japan KK for over a year and was managing all the marketing channels for the company. She has also held senior-level roles at Japan as Marketing Manager and Manager Customer Support at Securities Co. Ltd. She began her career in the financial industry as a broker on the spot yen desk of Kobayashi & Co, a Japanese bank in 1998.

Recently, Saxo Bank has received approval from multiple regulatory authorities around the globe regarding its ownership change in which China’s Geely Group and Sampo plc of Finland acquired the major stake in the company. Founder and CEO Kim Fournais retained his 25.71 per cent share in the company. Post this deal, Saxo Bank will increase its focus on Asian subcontinent specifically the untapped Chinese market.

Theodora Loukaidi, Finance Manager at IC Markets
Theodora Loukaidi, Finance Manager at IC Markets

IC Markets Hires Theodora Loukaidi as its new Finance Manager

Another important hire was made by an Australian-based brokerage company, IC Markets. The firm announced the appointment of Theodora Loukaidi as its Finance Manager and her new role is based on Limassol, Cyprus. The announcement was made public through her LinkedIn profile.

Ms Theodora posses a strong experience of the forex brokerage space and joins the firm from iFOREX, a retail forex and CFD trading brokerage. At iFOREX, Ms Theodora has spent four years as a Chief Financial Officer and before that as a Head of Finance and Administration at Leverate for close to three years.

Her experience in the senior level management roles in both her previous assignments will provide valuable directions for IC Markets to strengthen its position. She has also impressive academic background with a master’s degree in Business Management and Administration from Murray State University and a bachelor in business administration degree from Frederick University.

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