LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated multi-asset broker Walbrook Capital Markets has added Angus Macdonald (pictured above) to its board of directors.
Angus Macdonald is currently CEO of Hubwise Securities Limited, a financial services technology and trading platform solutions provider. We understand that Mr. Macdonald’s appointment was meant mainly to bring depth of knowledge to the operations at Walbrook. Hubwise technology already runs the back office function at Walbrook.
Mr. Macdonald’s appointment follows a recent restructuring at Walbrook. LeapRate had reported exclusively last October that Walbrook had tapped board member Conor Ringland to replace Paul Inkster as its CEO. Ringland joined Walbrook’s board as a non-executive director back in June. He was previously Head of the UK for Denmark-based Saxo Bank from 2007-2014, and has also worked at E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ETFC) and as Head of Financial Markets – Digital at Lloyds Bank.
Paul Inkster had spent less than one year in the CEO chair at Walbrook, joining the company soon after Latvia-based Expobank acquired UK-based CFDs broker FXCM Securities (as was also first reported exclusively at LeapRate) from FXCM Inc (NASDAQ:FXCM), and renamed it Walbrook Capital Markets.