GFI Group appoints Neil Standen to head Swiss office

GFI Group has appointed Neil Standen as head of its recently opened Nyon office.

Julian Swain, Managing Director of GFI London says: “We are very pleased to have Neil Standen head our new office in Nyon. Neil’s experience and know-how will contribute greatly to the growth of the business conducted out of Switzerland. This is an area of great potential for us and a natural step in our growth strategy”.

Standen joined GFI Group in 2011. Before joining GFI, he worked in the Emerging Markets foreign exchange area of Tradition in London, setting up the broker’s Islamic Finance division. Prior to this, Standen spent 12 years at Collins Stewart Tullett Prebon, now Tullett Prebon, as head of their G10 forward foreign exchange in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The Nyon office focuses on brokering emerging market products including FX, FRAs, basis swaps, interest rate swaps and government bonds in CE3 currencies (Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty and Hungarian Forint), South African Rand and Turkish Lira. The office will also offer a service in listed products.

GFI has a significant footprint in the brokerage of currencies of emerging markets such as Russia and Latin America. The Switzerland office will further complement GFI’s participation in the Emerging Market sector at a global level. GFI Group has appointed Neil Standen as head of its recently opened Nyon office.

Julian Swain, Managing Director of GFI London says: “We are very pleased to have Neil Standen head our new office in Nyon. Neil’s experience and know-how will contribute greatly to the growth of the business conducted out of Switzerland. This is an area of great potential for us and a natural step in our growth strategy”.

Standen joined GFI Group in 2011. Before joining GFI, he worked in the Emerging Markets foreign exchange area of Tradition in London, setting up the broker’s Islamic Finance division. Prior to this, Standen spent 12 years at Collins Stewart Tullett Prebon, now Tullett Prebon, as head of their G10 forward foreign exchange in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The Nyon office focuses on brokering emerging market products including FX, FRAs, basis swaps, interest rate swaps and government bonds in CE3 currencies (Czech Koruna, Polish Zloty and Hungarian Forint), South African Rand and Turkish Lira. The office will also offer a service in listed products.

GFI has a significant footprint in the brokerage of currencies of emerging markets such as Russia and Latin America. The Switzerland office will further complement GFI’s participation in the Emerging Market sector at a global level.

http://www.hedgeweek.com/2012/01/09/160363/gfi-group-appoints-neil-standen-head-swiss-office

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