Digital Vega Appoints Head of Asia, Head of Product Development and EMEA Relationship Manager

  • Trading Systems , People Moves
  • 09.10.2019 09:23 am

Digital Vega, the leading FX Options e-trading platform and provider of FX Options trading solutions, today announced three senior appointments, which support its ongoing product development and global expansion strategy.

Simon Nursey, Head of Asia. Simon joins from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was Head of FX Options Trading in Asia since 2012. Prior to this he was Global Head of Currency Options trading at BNP Paribas for 17 years, working in both London and Singapore.

Asa Attwell, Head of Product Development. Asa was previously Head of EMEA FX and Emerging Markets at Nomura. Prior to this he worked at BNP Paribas for 16 years in a variety of FX Options roles, concluding his time there as Head of G10 FX trading.

Laura Winkler, EMEA Relationship Manager. Laura’s previous roles include Relationship Manager at Currenex, and FX Relationship Manager for the UK and Switzerland at Thomson Reuters. She joins from Luxoft Financial services, where she was a Relationship Manager.

"With over 40 years combined FX Options experience, Simon and Asa have unrivalled market knowledge. Their extensive list of contacts, combined with Laura’s comprehensive FX relationships in Europe will help to drive our future growth,", said Mark Suter, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Digital Vega. "Based in Singapore, Simon will head up our business development in APAC, as we leverage market growth in the region. Asa is responsible for delivering our new FX Options Central Limit Order Book and will also focus on our Market Data services. Laura will manage client relationships in EMEA.”

He added, “By connecting to new liquidity providers and clients in Europe and Asia, enhancing our Vanillas platform and launching a new Exotics service, Digital Vega can build on its leading position in electronic FX Options trading.”

"I have known Digital Vega as a liquidity provider and seen first-hand the client demand for its services. As the firm expands geographically and adds services aligned with wealth management, I am confident that we can capture the growing volumes in this asset class,” said Simon Nursey.

"The FX Options market is at a tipping point, with client demand for e-trading driving market evolution. Digital Vega is already considered a market leader, and by increasing workflow automation for Vanillas, and developing a new initiative in FX Option trading for the wealth management industry, we expect market volumes to grow significantly,” said Asa Attwell.

“I have joined Digital Vega at an exciting time, where significant investment is being made into new products and client relationship management, which are aimed at capturing the expected volume growth in the FX Options market,” Said Laura Winkler.

Digital Vega continues to grow. These three new hires are in addition to the appointments of Simon “Benny” Lewis (Head of Interdealer Solutions) and Romain Camus (Head of Exotic Options), announced in February. 

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