Thong joins after a long career in trading and portfolio management. He spent 18-years at Citibank, where he traded a variety of products and helped develop the bank’s electronic NDF pricing platforms. He has also worked at a LatAm-focused hedge fund and more recently at broker GFI.
“Hiring Adrian will help us take InTouch FX to the next level,” says Lee Oliver, Head of InTouch FX. “I have known him for a long time and he has a tremendous skillset. He is extremely experienced and not only knows how to interpret what is going on in multiple markets, but he is able to articulate that clearly. He is a fantastic addition to our team.”
Thong says. “I have used InTouch FX as a client and it is an excellent service. I’m excited to be leading the company’s expansion into the North American time zone.”
Sourcing accurate information about what is going on in all markets, but FX in particular, has become extremely difficult, InTouch FX says, adding however, that it is fulfilling a key role of Principle 22 of the FX Global Code which states, “the timely dissemination of Market Colour between Market Participants can contribute to an efficient, open, and transparent FX Market through the exchange of information on the general state of the market, views, and anonymised and aggregated flow information”.
Michael Colman, chief operating officer of InTouch Capital Markets, says, “InTouch FX is rapidly becoming the go-to source to find out what is going on in the FX market. We have gained significant traction over the past few months, largely as a result of the service being run by such a strong team of FX professionals. Expanding our coverage into New York to service a wider audience is a logical step. Adrian is the perfect person to lead this effort.”