Virtu Financial Adds David Urban to its Board - 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.

Virtu Financial

Virtu Financial Adds David Urban to its Board

December 12, 2018
David Urban
David Urban

High-speed trading and liquidity provider, Virtu Financial has added David Urban to its Board of Directors with immediate effect. Urban has over two decades of experience in senior-level roles in US government, law and consultancy. 

Currently, he is President of the American Continental Group (ACG), where he worked for almost 17 years. He has strong experience in mergers and acquisition, which will come as an added advantage given the fact that Virtu is set to acquire ITG, a multi-national agency brokerage in a deal worth $1 billion. Prior to working for ACG, Urban was the Chief of Staff for Arlen Specter, from 1997 until January 2002 and has also served as US Senator for Pennsylvania during that time. And prior to this role at Arlen Specter, Urban was an Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP and an officer in the US Army. 

Commenting on the appointment of David Urban to the Board of Directors, Robert Greifeld, Virtu’s Chairman said:

“David’s deep experience as a business and governmental relations executive and demonstrated leadership acumen will add significant value to our Board of Directors. We look forward to benefiting from his expertise.”

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