Francis Lee, an esteemed academic, finance expert and executive, has been appointed as Managing Director of ADS Securities Hong Kong Limited.
In his new role, Mr Lee will lead the group’s overall strategic development and business operations in the Asia Pacific region. He will be based between the Singapore and Hong Kong offices and will report to ADS Securities’ Chief Executive Philippe Ghanem.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Ghanem said:
“Francis is one of the most respected leaders in the industry and his appointment is a reflection of the Asia Pacific region’s importance to the ADS Securities business. His in-depth understanding of Asian markets combined with unparalleled expertise in forex, derivatives and risk management will benefit our clients—and the business—immensely. We look forward to working with him and taking our APAC offering to the next level.”
ADS Securities Hong Kong Limited, which has the same parent company as Abu Dhabi based ADS Securities LLC, was launched in December 2013. It is authorised and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and provides the full range of institutional and private client trading services.
“ADS Securities is a young and ambitious financial services company that brings a uniquely competitive edge to the industry in Asia”, said Mr Lee. “ADS Securities investment in technology, commitment to best-in-class client service and excellent pricing and spreads, makes them almost unique in the FX world. I am excited to be on this leadership team and contribute to the company’s strategy and direction in China, Singapore and Japan. ”
Mr Lee has more than 15 years of experience in international finance, focussed on Asian markets. Prior to joining ADS Securities, he served as Managing Director and Regional Head for Greater China at Saxo Bank, and as Managing Director for FXCM Asia. Mr Lee is known as the pioneer for the Forex business in Asia, having set the industry standard for the regional institutional and retail trading business.
Mr Lee is a published academic, author and commentator on foreign exchange markets, and remains a guest lecturer at the Department of Economic at Fu Jen Catholic University, his alma mater.