Edgewater Markets has hired Felipe Alanís Suárez as its head of electronic solutions, based in Mexico City.
In his new role Suárez will be responsible for managing the Edgewater’s recently launched platform, which includes a matching engine in Mexico City's KIO-5 data centre.
He will report to Robert Sanchez, managing director and head of Edgewater’s LatAm business. Suárez joins the firm from Mexican bank, Banorte, where he has worked for 17 years, most recently as deputy director, FX electronic markets.
Edgewater Markets is launching a local server in Tokyo.
The deployment of the server in the TY3 data centre will enable customers to connect directly to the Edgewater local environment.
The installation of the TY3 server follows a year’s worth of development by the firm.
It also follows a number of senior hires last year in Edgewater’s New York, London, Singapore and Mexico City offices and the launch of the first-ever local matching engine in Mexico City’s KIO-5 data centre.
Scott Mirsky has left his position as director, e-FX sales at Edgewater Markets, according to market sources.
Mirsky joined Edgewater Markets in 2015, prior to which he spent over four years at BNP Paribas, also in New York.
Before joining the French bank, Mirsky spent four years working as a business support analyst at Integral.
A spokesperson for Edgewater Markets did not respond to requests to confirm the news and Mirsky’s next destination is not known at this point in time.
Terry Gill has joined IS Prime’s agency execution team in a newly created institutional sales role. The firm recently announced the addition of NDFs and forwards to meet the demands of its institutional clients.
Gill joins from Edgewater Markets, where he held the post of director, he began his career 10 years ago as a money broker at Tullett Prebon. After Tulletts he moved into a sales role with Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG) before helping to launch Edgewater in 2013, following the business’ decision to break from RCG.
Edgewater Markets has made its dedicated Latin American currency and NDF trading platform, LatamFX.Pro, available to European clients.
The aim of the platform is to service the needs of local banks, pension funds, hedge funds, brokers and end users for the hedging and execution of Latin American FX and NDFs.
Initially launched in the LatAm region, Edgewater says that it is making the platform available to European clients due to strong initial demand from its customers in the region, who have historically found it challenging to access LatAm liquidity that is untouched by HFT and algo trading systems.
Edgewater Markets has hired Phil Muldoon and David Fowler in its London office, and Ananda Ariesta and Marvin Ng in its Singapore office.In London, Muldoon has been handed the role of director of institutional e-FX Sales, prior to which he was global markets director, G10 FX and rates, at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Before that, he spent over 17 years at Credit Agricole, most recently as director on the FX trading and e-FX risk management teams. He has also worked at Credit Suisse, Manufacturers Hanover Trust and National Westminster Bank.Fowler, who joins Edgewater as institutional e-FX salesperson and trader, arrives from Sucden Financial, where he worked for over six years in different capacities, starting in operations within the e-FX brokerage business and then as an e-FX analyst on the sales desk. Fowler began his career at London Capital Group in institutional FX.