Multi-asset trading services and currency data and analytics company, OANDA just announced that industry expert Kurt vom Scheidt has joined the firm as Chief Product Officer, based in London.
vom Scheidt has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, specialising in foreign exchange. Prior to OANDA, he has worked with several international banks and brokers, playing an instrumental role in improving product expertise and overseeing the trading infrastructure.
He will be responsible for developing a robust product strategy that enhances the customer experience and supports OANDA’s growth ambitions.
Chairman of the board, Tim Howkins commented:
We are extremely pleased to welcome Kurt to OANDA. A proven industry veteran with a successful track record, he brings with him an unparalleled knowledge of the sector and a deep-seated understanding of the foreign exchange market. As such, he will be an invaluable asset to the firm as we continue to shape our product strategy and drive growth in the years to come.
vom Scheidt added:
Over the years, OANDA has earned a reputation for combining state-of-the-art technology with a unique customer-focused approach, offering access to an award-winning trading platform, advanced charting applications, technical analysis, open order books, and economic overlays that provide greater clarity over the markets. As such, I very much look forward to building on the foundations of this approach and defining how our product strategy can further help our clients succeed.
LeapRate reminds that the company has recently teamed up with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences to identify ways to reduce the cost of trading during periods of high market volatility.