Jump Trading has become the latest addition to the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA), joining the group as a governing council member of the FX trade group.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in FXPA, which promotes active discussions around the most pressing matters in the changing FX space,” says Mark Bruce, business development, head of FICC at Jump Trading.
“The vision for FXPA is expressed in the mission statement, which is to represent the collective interests of professional foreign exchange industry participants to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market to policymakers and the marketplace through education, research and advocacy. We are pleased to welcome Jump Trading to join us in this effort,” says an FXPA spokesperson.
Jump Trading has hired Bo Bjurgert in a business development role, covering Europe, based in its London office.
Prior to this role, Bjurgert worked as director of business development for Virtu Financial for over five years, also based in London.
Before joining Virtu in 2011, Bjurgert was the CFO of Rack Capital, a firm that he co-founded in 2009. He also spent three years as an equity derivatives trader at Merrill Lynch and just under four years as an equity trader at JP Morgan.
Jump Liquidity, the new direct trading focused brand of Jump Trading launched at Profit & Loss Forex Network Chicago last week, announces three hires for its sales team.
Harry Kent joins the European sales team from Barclays Capital, where he was most recently working in e-FX sales in London. He joined Barclays in mid-2010 and has worked across the firm’s eFX hedge fund sales desk, execution services and bank sales for the EMEA region. Prior to Barclays, he spent nearly four years with Bloomberg in EMEA FX sales.