LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX, has appointed former Sales Director of e-FX at Bank of America, Tom Gould, to the newly created position of Head of US Sales. Tom will be responsible for driving the institutional growth of LMAX Exchange in the US, the market accounting for over 25% of global FX trading.
Tom’s institutional trading career spans over 25 years and includes senior roles at Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Westpac Banking Corporation, ABN Amro, Bank of Montreal, First National Bank of Chicago and Tudor Investment Corporation.
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Bartle, Global Head of FX Strategy at LMAX Exchange said: “Tom will be a major contributor to the company’s overall growth, with responsibility for building the institutional and interbank businesses in the US. His experience and expertise in this market will be a major asset to the organisation and I look forward to working with him on further expanding the LMAX Exchange brand.”
Tom Gould commented: “I look forward to driving the US growth agenda for LMAX Exchange at a time when exchange style execution is gaining real recognition by the marketplace and the regulators as the most transparent, efficient and level playing field for trading FX.“
In 2014 LMAX Exchange was ranked UK’s No.1 fastest growing technology company in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table. With a remarkable three-year annually compounded growth of 307.8% in sales, the US represents a key market for the company as it continues to focus on the successful execution of its global growth strategy.