Exclusive: AxiTrader UK hires ex ADS, City Index and CMC Markets exec Ross Donoghue as Head of EU Sales

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LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that FX industry sales veteran Ross Donoghue has joined the FCA regulated UK arm of Australia based Retail FX broker AxiTrader.

Ross Donoghue, AxiTraderBased in London, Ross Donoghue had most recently been with ADS Securities in their London office, and was responsible for launching the launching the retail side of the business for the Abu Dhabi-based financial services firm.

Before joining ADS Securities in 2013, Mr. Donoghue was Director of Sales and Education EMEA at City Index, now a unit of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP). He began his online trading career in sales at the Australia branch of CMC Markets Plc (LON:CMCX) back in 2004, eventually moving to CMC’s head office in London to become Head of Distribution UK and Ireland.

Mr. Donoghue’s appointment marks the latest in a series of management moves orchestrated by Rajesh Yohannan who became CEO of the parent company AxiCorp last year, especially with regards to AxiTrader’s UK and European operation. As was exclusively reported at LeapRate, AxiTrader recently added London-based Paul Kiff from GKFX as its new Global Head of Trading. AxiTrader has also seen the departure of some senior executives, with Managing Director Alex Mackinnon moving to a senior role at CFH Systems, and Head of Germany Torsten Gellert jumping to rival Pepperstone as MD Germany.

An AxiTrader spokesperson confirmed the appointment to LeapRate, and provided us with the following statement:

AxiCorp is delighted to announce that Ross Donoghue has joined the team as Head of Sales EU.

Ross is a 20 year industry veteran, with considerable experience in Sales, Distribution Strategy and Operations experience across Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining AxiCorp, Ross has held several senior UK/EU Sales and Distribution roles at CMC Markets, City Index and more recently ADS Securities.

“Having worked together previously and witnessed first-hand his impressive achievements, I am looking forward to Ross driving significant growth for AxiCorp in several key Retail markets in this region.“ Said Louis Cooper, Global Head of Retail at Axicorp.

“I’m delighted to be joining AxiCorp and driving growth in Europe. It’s great to be part of a Broker that’s known for superior pricing, execution and client service, which is key to delivering value to our European clients and AxiCorp delivers on all fronts.” Said Donoghue

“Ross will be responsible for the EU Retail sales team, and is tasked with achieving our aggressive growth targets in the region, as well as driving acquisition scale, intelligence and automation within AxiCorp on a global basis.” Added Cooper.

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