GTX, the institutional foreign exchange trading arm of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), announced today it has hired Eduard Poltavsky as Director, e-FX Sales.
Poltavsky specializes in Russian ruble and other eastern European currency pairs.
Before joining GTX, Poltavsky was Director of FX Sales at the Hotspot FX unit of Bats Global Markets Inc (BATS:BATS).
This marks the second recent hire by GTX out of Hotspot FX. In August, we reported that GTX hired Hotspot FX veteran Tom Reichel as Director of Institutional Sales.
Prior to Hotspot, Poltavsky worked covering Emerging Markets instruments, including Spot FX, Forwards and NDFs at voice brokers BGC Partners. He started his career at Bloomberg L.P. where he held several positions, eventually co-managing a regional Russian sales team of 12 people and leading the company’s efforts to launch and implement FX <GO> in Eastern Europe.
He will be based in London and reports to John Miesner, Managing Director and Global Head of Sales. Meisner said:
We are pleased to enhance our expertise in eastern European currency pairs with the addition of a specialist of Ed’s caliber. His hiring significantly advances our near-term strategy to further expand the reach of GTX’s products and services globally.
Eduard Poltavsky said of his new role at GTX:
I am excited to join GTX which supports trading in an array of relevant FX products and currency pairs to new and existing clients in eastern Europe.