Saxo Capital Markets Australia appoints Adam Smith as Chief Executive Officer
Saxo Capital Markets, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investing, has today announced the appointment of Adam Smith as its new Chief Executive Officer for the Australian market.
Mr Smith brings over two decades of experience working in the financial services and technology sectors. He joins Saxo from OFX, an ASX listed financial services / technology company, where he was the Chief Operating Officer for the past three and a half years. Prior to this he held a number of senior commercial and operational roles within ANZ Global Markets and Macquarie Bank in both Australia and Hong Kong.
Adam Reynolds, CEO of Saxo Capital Markets Asia-Pacific, said the appointment of Adam Smith would enhance Saxo’s existing market presence and would expand partnership opportunities with other financial institutions in Australia.
“The Australian market is of great strategic importance to Saxo Group. Adam’s proven track-record and broad experience make him well-qualified to deliver our vision and strategy in the region,” said Adam Reynolds.
“We see great opportunities in Australia’s burgeoning fintech scene. Adam’s depth of knowledge will be highly beneficial in driving further innovation and collaboration in the Australian trading and investment community,” he added.
Saxo provides a multi-asset trading and investing platform to private and institutional clients, prime brokerage services, and global markets technology infrastructure for fintech companies and financial services institutions via its Open API.
“For more than 25 years Saxo has strived to democratise trading and investing, providing our private clients with the same tools and market access as those used by large asset managers and financial institutions,” said Adam Reynolds.
“Today we’re dedicated to building relationships with other companies delivering financial services not only as a provider of markets technology but as a true partner who can augment those companies’ value propositions for their clients. Adam will lead our efforts in the Australian market to deliver this vision and share our capabilities with more businesses,” he added.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business (Finance) degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.
At Saxo we believe that when you invest, you unlock a new curiosity for the world around you. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions, Saxo’s purpose is to Get Curious People Invested in the World. We are committed to enabling our clients to make more of their money. Saxo was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1992 with a clear vision: to make the global financial markets accessible for more people. In 1998, Saxo launched one of the first online trading platforms in Europe, providing professional-grade tools and easy access to global financial markets for anyone who wanted to invest.
Today, Saxo is an international award-winning investment firm for investors and traders who are serious about making more of their money. As a well-capitalised and profitable Fintech, Saxo is a fully licensed bank under the supervision of the Danish FSA, holding broker and banking licenses in multiple jurisdictions. As one of the earliest fintechs in the world, Saxo continues to invest heavily into our technology. Saxo’s clients and partners enjoy broad access to global capital markets across asset classes on our industry-leading platforms. Our open banking technology also powers more than 200 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients. Keeping our headquarters in Copenhagen, Saxo has more than 2,500 professionals in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.
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