Edgewater Markets has launched a new South American operation based in Santiago, Chile, that will be headed up by Jose Antonio Buenaño.
Prior to joining, Buenaño was head of financial institutions derivatives origination for Latin American clients at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.
Before that, he was CEO at Tanner Corredores de Bolsa, a securities dealer firm, after holding management positions in New York City at Credit Agricole and the Royal Bank of Scotland as head of LatAm sales, focusing on financial institutions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Buenaño began his career at ABN Amro as head of corporate sales, building the fixed income sales business for Chile and Peru.
“We are extremely excited to have Jose Antonio join Edgewater. His extensive experience will allow us to further build the Edgewater brand and to continue to focus on customer’s FX needs. This new region for Edgewater is a natural extension for us as it allows us to leverage the tremendous growth and success we have had in Mexico, while also filling a gap in FX services in the region,” says Skovran Schreder, co-founder and CEO.
Alex Scarsini, co-founder and president of the firm, adds: “The execution of Edgewater’s geographic growth strategy is helping to ensure our clients’ seamless and total access to FX markets throughout the world – providing our clients with optimal, efficient and low-cost FX electronic execution.”