Z.COM Hires Ex-Hirose Financial Veteran, Toshiaki Tsuchiya as General Manager - The Industry Spread

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.

Toshiaki Tsuchiya, Z.com General Manager

Z.COM Hires Ex-Hirose Financial Veteran, Toshiaki Tsuchiya as General Manager

June 11, 2018

Z.COM TradeThe FCA regulated UK arm of GMO CLICK Group, Z.com has appointed Toshiaki Tsuchiya for the post of General Manager. Toshiaki Tsuchiya joins Z.com following a lengthy stint of nearly six years at a London-based retail forex broker, Hirose Financial UK Ltd, which is a subsidiary of a Japanese Fx company.

Toshiaki in his new role will be responsible for managing and expansion of the business in the region and also the implementation of strategies by deploying best practices from the online trading world into development projects and investment opportunities. He will also be responsible for firm’s relationship with the industry participants and also to accelerate trading businesses, and as well as securing customer’s to Z.com’s trading platform. His appointment also comes at a time, when Z.com is implementing its expansion strategy in and around European region and China.

GMO ClickIn his previous role at Hirose Financial UK Ltd as Director, he had played an instrumental in building the compliance and sales functions of the brokerage house. As per his LinkedIn profile, he was engaged in implementing systems, policies, controls and procedures to address money laundering and terrorist financing risks and meet the other regulatory requirements. During his tenure in Hirose UK, he has gained enormous knowledge and experience of compliance and risk management. He has also conducted seminar and conferences in various international stages.

Z.com is a subsidiary of GMO CLICK Internet Group which is the world’s biggest forex broker in terms of trading volume and offers its services through MT4 trading platform. The group has also forayed into cryptocurrencies through its cryptocurrency arm GMO-Z.com Coin and has undergone a massive rebranding exercise after it launched its bication platform earlier this year. The rebranding changed the name from GMO-Z.com Coin to GMO Coin, Inc., and also the service identity from Z.com Coin by GMO to GMO Coin.

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