LMAX Exchange hires Commerzbank executive Roland White to head global institutional sales

Leading FX institutional exchange LMAX Exchange has announced that it has hired FX industry veteran Roland White to the newly created position of Global Head of Institutional Sales.

Roland WhiteMr. White will report directly to David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange.

Roland White will formally join LMAX Exchange on July 30, 2018. He comes to his new position at LMAX Exchange from Commerzbank AG (FRA:CBK), where he was Head of Electronic Foreign Exchange Sales in London for the past eight years.

Roland White brings 28 years of institutional FX expertise and a wealth of experience from a career spent at FX brokers, and bank sales and trading desks. Roland has grown and managed international sales teams for EBS, Cognotec, Reuters, Citigroup, Standard Chartered and most recently Commerzbank. In addition, Roland served as the Vice President of the financial markets association, ACI UK, between 2002 and 2007.

Roland will be responsible for advancing the LMAX Exchange global growth agenda in the institutional segment, leading the institutional sales team and deepening relationships with institutions internationally.

David Mercer LMAX Exchange

David Mercer, LMAX Exchange

Commenting on the appointment, LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer said:

Roland is joining our team at exactly the right time. Demand for firm limit-order liquidity is ever increasing, and institutions want transparent, precise and certain execution. This is what we offer. To date, we have already garnered significant momentum in the institutional space globally and we expect our growth trajectory to continue. We are proud to count over 300 large funds and brokers in our global institutional client base.

Roland’s wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and respected standing in the FX industry will be instrumental as we continue to gain traction among institutions globally.

Roland White commented on his new position:

This is an exciting time to be joining LMAX Exchange after its record performance year and the achieved traction to date in the institutional FX segment. I look forward to playing a key role in LMAX Exchange’s ambition to strengthen its market leader position and expand its institutional offering globally.

LMAX Exchange set up comprehensive global sales coverage, establishing regional hubs, in the past year. Roland’s appointment follows the opening of LMAX Exchange’s institutional sales hub in Singapore, and the strengthening of its sales coverage with multiple senior appointments across Asia Pacific and North America. Annual volumes from LMAX Exchange’s institutional clients increased 58% year-on-year in 2017.

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