Institutional FX execution services and data analytics company The Cürex Group has announced its latest senior hire, appointing Claudio Pannunzio as Managing Director, Marketing, to lead the firm’s global brand and marketing strategy efforts.
Claudio Pannunzio is tasked with steering Cürex Group’s global marketing functions, which encompasses responsibilities ranging from the execution of the company’s brand strategy to its product marketing efforts, corporate communications, and digital marketing efforts. He reports directly to Jamie Singleton, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He possesses 20 years of FX markets experience and 15 years of strategic marketing communication expertise.
Most recently, Pannunzio was President & Founder of I-Impact Group, Inc. a strategic marketing, communications and branding consultancy serving premier US wealth and asset management companies. Prior to founding I-Impact Group, he held senior positions at a number of leading public relations and marketing firms in New York City providing marketing and communications training and counsel to CEOs and senior management of leading financial services companies.
During his financial career, as Executive Managing Director of a Europe-based fund, he managed a $2.5 billion portfolio of currency and bond overlays and directed the FX trading activities of the firm and its subsidiaries. Previously, he served as Vice President of FX Trading at Credit Suisse-First Boston in New York, and was Vice President European Money Desk at Republic National Bank of New York (currently HSBC Bank) in New York City. He began his FX trading career in Europe where he worked in the Rome, London, Paris, and Zurich offices of BNA, the then largest private Italian bank.
“Claudio’s hire is a natural consequence of our continuing growth. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having successfully led multi-faceted global marketing efforts in support of strategic and financial growth,” stated Singleton. “His unique experience and skill set in both FX trading and marketing will be instrumental to help us achieve two key strategic goals: further build on Cürex’s enduring success and better deliver on our mission of providing best execution outcomes to our buy side customers.”
“I am honored to join such a team of high-caliber professionals and look forward to contributing to the evolution of the Cürex brand and further expanding our market share,” said Mr. Pannunzio. “I am thrilled to assume this role at an historical juncture when sweeping new regulations are being put in place to govern the global FX markets, as Cürex is recognized as an industry leader for its innovative solutions and its commitment to provide the buy-side greater efficiency and access to better intelligence to foster best execution.”