Exclusive: GMI UK hires two FXCM sales execs, Chris Hossain-Nelson and Aaron Brown


GMI institutional FX

LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated institutional FX and CFDs broker Global Market Index Limited (GMI UK) has hired two senior London based FX Sales executives from FXCM. The two new hires joining GMI are Chris Hossain-Nelson, former Global Head of Institutional Partnerships at FXCM, and Aaron Brown, former Head of IB Sales.

Chris Hossain-Nelson will assume the role of Global Head of Institutional Sales at GMI UK. He had first joined FXCM back in 2008. Aaron Brown was with FXCM since 2014.

Ashraf Ebid GMI FX B2B broker
Ashraf Ebid

Ashraf Ebid, CEO of GMI UK said to LeapRate of the company’s new hires:

We are very pleased to have Chris and Aaron join us at GMI. As two of the leading names in the institutional FX and CFDs sector today, both Chris and Aaron will play a key role in our continued aggressive growth and expansion, both here in the UK and in new key locations overseas where we continue grow rapidly.

John Taylor, COO of GMI UK added:

Chris and Aaron have an impressive track record and a great ability to build successful businesses and develop new concepts across asset classes. The passion and innovative approach that both Chris and Aaron have in taking care of their clients’ needs are going to be a great match to the culture at GMI. I am genuinely very excited to work with them” said John Taylor, COO of GMI UK.

Chris Hossain-Nelson GMI
Chris Hossain-Nelson

Chris Hossain-Nelson said of his new role at GMI:

I am thrilled to be joining GMI and working alongside such an experienced leadership team. Having known Ashraf for a number of years, I have watched GMI’s impressive growth from afar. The chance to help expand GMI’s global business is exciting and one that I am looking forward to immensely. The FX and CFD market is evolving rapidly. The need for an institutional broker to be able to offer a “one stop shop” solution for clients has never been more important. GMI offers market leading liquidity solutions coupled with an impressive technology suite.

GMI was founded in 2009 and provides institutional FX and CFDs liquidity and technology solutions. It offers highly customized and sophisticated technology and liquidity solutions to fit the varied complex needs of its institutional clients around the world such as banks, Hedge Funds, Family offices, Brokers and high net-worth professional clients. The company said that it has experienced tremendous growth in the past two years under the leadership of Ashraf Ebid, CEO of GMI. Since 2016, GMI Group expanded from two offices to 15 offices around the world and grew its trading volume by more than 20 times.

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