Sucden Financial hires RJ O’Brien executive Darren Barker for institutional FX sales

International derivatives broker Sucden Financial has appointed Darren Barker. He will be joining the company’s FX team and helping to expand its institutional client base, selling the firm’s broad range of electronic and voice services.

Barker has over 30 years of experience in FX and specialises in selling a full range of FX products to institutional firms, including hedge funds, CTAs, private equity funds and banks. He joins the firm from RJ O’Brien, where he was a senior director for sales and trading. Previous roles included senior sales and trading positions at Natixis, Unicredit, JPMorgan, Bank of America, UBS, Citi and Deutsche Bank.

Darren Barker

Darren Barker

Sucden Financial is a highly reputable foreign exchange participant, with a strong financial position, experienced teams and established trading and support infrastructure,” Barker commented. He continued; “The ambitions to grow and broaden the firm’s client base, together with the existing capability to offer a full range of instruments make it a great fit for me.

Peter Brooks, Co-Head of eFX, Sucden Financial added:

We are delighted to welcome Darren. He has a wealth of experience and expertise to help us expand our institutional FX services to a broader client base.

Sucden Financial has been offering FX services for over 30 years, with established prime brokerage relationships and liquidity from a variety of sources, including tier 1 banks. The firm provides a range of FX services, including eFX, ECN access, credit intermediation, deliverable FX, NDFs and OTC options.

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