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LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that institutional electronic FX platform FastMatch has continued to change up and grow its FX sales team, with the addition of Soren Klausen as Director of Sales – Europe. Klausen be based in London, and will report directly to Paul Ainsworth, Global Head of Sales.
Klausen joins FastMatch after spending the last three years at Bloomberg as EMEA FX Sales Head. At Bloomberg, Klausen ran European sales of Bloomberg Tradebook across all client segments. Before joining Tradebook, Soren held senior positions at a number of international banks across sales and trading including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley.
Soren Klausen’s hire follows our reports last week that FastMatch had added former Citigroup eFX executive Nick Hamilton as Director of Sales – Europe (similar title to Klausen), while the company said goodbye to Andrew Gibson, who left that same role after just four months at FastMatch.
With the additions of both Hamilton and Klausen, we understand that FastMatch has basically finished building its Europe sales team, at least for the time being. We believe that FastMatch will now turn to expanding its sales team in New York and in Asia.
FastMatch is jointly owned by retail forex broker FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) and commercial banks Credit Suisse and BNY Mellon.