Saxo Bank announces senior hire with the appointment of new Chief Client Officer
Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces the appointment of Damian Bunce as Chief Client Officer (CCO), effective from February 19th 2018. Damian joins Saxo’s executive team and will report directly to Kim Fournais, CEO and Founder.
In his role, Damian will assume overall responsibility for the origination, retention and growth of Saxo Bank’s direct and wholesale business and drive growth through its network of worldwide offices.
Damian joins Saxo with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with particular expertise in electronic trading across asset classes gained through his work with a number of global banks in London, New York, Tokyo and Moscow.
Damian spent nine years at Goldman Sachs where he lead electronic execution sales for Europe, followed by three years at Barclays Capital where he was Managing Director and head of European electronic sales trading and distribution. He also spent six years in Moscow most recently as the Managing Director and Global Head of Electronic Markets at Sberbank CIB where he successfully built and led the firm’s award winning wholesale eFX business as well as running the bank’s domestic retail brokerage business.
Commenting on the appointment, Kim Fournais, founder and CEO of Saxo Bank, said:
“We are very pleased to welcome Damian Bunce to drive our client-centric strategy, value proposition and the needs of our key customers. His strong track record of delivering results for electronic trading businesses across sales, trading, product management and governance will be extremely valuable in delivering value to both our clients and shareholders. Damian’s specialist knowledge and experience complements our quest for continuous growth and scale within our industry.”
Commenting on his appointment, Damian added:
“I am honoured to be joining Kim and his management team at a particularly interesting and pivotal time for Saxo Bank. Saxo has an exceptional and longstanding reputation for innovation in financial technology and I very much look forward to capitalising on those strengths to deliver outstanding results for our clients and growth for the bank."
Damian will join Saxo Bank on 19th February 2018 and will be based in Saxo Bank’s headquarters in Copenhagen.
Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.
For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.
As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.