EM currency trading firm R5 appoints 4 more for teams in London and Singapore

R5, the emerging marketplace for local market FX trading, today announced four new appointments in its London and Singapore offices. The company is currently live for eNDF trading in London and Singapore.

R5, a global financial electronic trading technology company, offers both interbank and “All-to-All” FX trading marketplaces, dedicated to emerging markets. Its focus is to stimulate growth in the trading of EMFX, as the market migrates from being largely voice and exchange traded, to a transparent and efficient screen-based market, providing deeper liquidity and increased capacity for all.

The new appointments are:

Amar Vadher, Head of Technology.
Based in London, Amar is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of all R5 technology, and leads the development of monitoring and analysis tools for the real-time reporting of FX trades. Amar has over 15 years of technology experience, focusing on the FX industry. Prior to his current appointment, he was Global Head of Technology at FXecosystem, where he was responsible for the creation and support of a global network, facilitating institutional trading between banks, ECN’s and hedge funds.

Ayhan Chemal, Financial Analyst.
Based in London, Ayhan supports clients in Europe and Asia, and provides project management for operations and compliance. Prior to joining R5, Ayhan was a Junior Financial Expert at the Bucharest Stock Exchange where he worked in research and investor relations. Previously he was a FICC Financial Analyst at Shanghai Ting Jin Investment Management in Shanghai.

Jonathan Ang, Client Support Officer.
Based in Singapore, Jonathan manages client relationships in Asia, dealing with onboarding and client support. Most recently Jonathan was Treasury Operations Engineer, working for IBM in the Treasury and Markets department at DBS. In this role he provided operational and technical support for DBS, ensuring trading platforms functioned correctly and providing project management for software releases. Prior to this he was a Desktop Engineer, also at DBS.

Ben Li Wong, Business Development Manager.
Based in Singapore, Ben is responsible for API sales in Asia and increasing volumes traded by clients in the region. Most recently, Ben was a Sales Executive at Integral Development Corporation’s Singapore office, before which he was a Client Services Associate at FXall.

“Since going live in London last October, and live in Singapore last month, the volumes traded on R5 have been significantly ahead of expectations. As such it is important that we provide clients with support and technical expertise from both our London and Singapore offices”, said Jon Vollemaere, CEO of R5. “Amar, Jonathan, Ayhan and Ben bring a range of technical, FX, client support and sales experience to R5. I look forward to working with them, as we continue to drive innovation in the emerging markets and progress towards adding more currencies during 2016.”

To see the official announcement from R5 click here.

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