CEO, Equiti Group / Director, Equiti Capital
Iskandar is the CEO of the Equiti Group of companies. He has a strong track record leading and growing FX and CFD companies in the Middle East. Iskandar is the former MD of ADS Securities for the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, and CEO of Alpari ME. Under Iskandar’s leadership, Alpari ME become the leading FX firm in the Middle East region.
Iskandar began his career as a ﬁnancial advisor working for Barclays bank in the UK before transitioning to work in the FX industry. Iskandar holds a MBA from the London Business School and a MSc in Finance from Leeds Beckett University.
CEO, Equiti Capital
Brian has accumulated a wealth of experience in the rolling spot FX and CFD industry. Having held executive positions in some of the world’s largest brokerages such as OANDA, FXCM and Alpari (UK), Brian most recently led GKFX Financial Services as Chief Executive Officer. He has a strong focus on corporate governance, compliance and driving the commercial areas of the firm.
Brian holds a degree in Economics and a CFA Level 3 Certificate. He is approved in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority to hold CF1 and CF3 controlled functions and is a NFA registered Approved Person.
Non-Executive Director, Equiti Capital
Gurpreet has over 25 years of leadership, strategic planning and financial services experience gained in executive roles at global investment banks including MD and COO at Credit Suisse’s global Prime Services business, and Head of Risk and COO at Merrill Lynch London for Europe.
Recently he has worked as a non-executive director for organisations and on the boards of several UK government areas.
Gurpreet holds an MRes degree in Higher Education from Lancaster University, an MSc degree in Applied Statistics from London University and a BA (Hons) in Physics from Oxford University.
Director, Equiti Capital / Global Head of HR, Equiti Group
Nigel has an extensive 35 year career in the financial services sector in major global financial regions.
His experience includes 24 years with Societe Generale, a multinational banking and financial services company, where he held roles within Human Resources, Risk Management as a risk analyst and the Corporate & Institutional banking businesses as a portfolio relationship manager.
Nigel’s experience includes developing talented teams, leading transformational and operational HR management projects and managing client relationships from both a business generation and risk management perspective.
Chief Financial Officer, Equiti Group
Rick is the CFO of the Equiti Group and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held senior finance positions at some of world’s largest financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO. Rick also has a breadth of international experience occupying CFO roles in Switzerland, Japan and Hong Kong. More recently, as CFO of the fintech company ayondo Ltd, Rick played a pivotal role in the inaugural listing of a fintech company on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Rick is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is approved in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority to hold CF10a controlled function.
COO, Equiti Capital
Michael joined Equiti Capital in August 2018, and was appointed as a director of the Equiti Capital UK board in January 2019.
Michael has over 10 years’ experience in the FX, CFD and Spreadbet industry. Previously, as COO of GKFX, he played a key role in the Groups growth across MENA, APAC and EEA regions, and also helped the Group launch their Institutional Division. Michael brings with him a track record of increasing yield, introducing risk management controls and implementing trading ecosystems across various regulatory jurisdictions.
Michael is approved in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority as a SMF1 - Director.
The latest news about the Equiti Group and its companies in the global press.
FXCubic will be providing Equiti Capital with its proprietary liquidity solutions and price management systems in a time where stable pricing and liquidity are perhaps the most important factor to traders across the globe.
London, UK, April 20, 2020 - Equiti Capital UK Ltd, the institutional prime brokerage division of the Equiti Group, has partnered with technology vendor, Your Bourse, to expand its liquidity distribution network.
Your Bourse’s partnership provides Equiti Capital with access to clients already utilising the platform and gives an opportunity to attract new clients seeking to diversify their existing liquidity pool. Depending on the client’s budget and needs, Your Bourse will provide a range of connectivity options - from Google Cloud in more than 20 locations around the world to cross-connects in Equinix data centres (LD5, NY4, NY5, CH1, HK1, TY3 and FR2).
Mitesh Vaghela, Director of Products for Equiti Group, said: “In an already saturated market, Your Bourse’s commercial approach could be a huge deciding factor for new and existing brokers in adopting their technology. Partnering with Your Bourse aligns well with the Equiti ethos to collaborate with the best solutions available to grow our network.”
Your Bourse CEO, Andrey Vedikhin, said: “We are very pleased to become a liquidity distribution partner for Equiti Capital and provide our clients with access to their bespoke liquidity. Our companies have a shared vision of technological advancement and UX-driven development that allows clients to benefit from complex applications via a user-friendly web-based GUI. It is extremely important for us that we offer solutions that meet the business needs and strategy of our clients.”
Commenting on the partnership with Your Bourse, Michael Ayres, Equiti Capital’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our partnership with Your Bourse combines pioneering technology with industry leading liquidity. Andrey and the team pride themselves on attention to detail and offer a bespoke service to clients, which is something Equiti Capital also delivers to our clients.”
About Your Bourse:
Your Bourse provides a Platform-as-a-Service solution for FX, CFD and crypto liquidity management, data analytics, reporting and risk management solutions to the retail brokerage and institutional marketplace. The flexible pricing policy allows companies of all sizes and capacity to get access to liquidity from 30+ leading liquidity providers, hosting services in Equinix data centres and lightning-fast execution through MT4/MT5 bridges, starting at only €200/month. See YourBourse.com for more info.
About Equiti Capital
Equiti Capital is the trading name of Equiti Capital UK Ltd (Company No. 07216039), which is authorised and regulated by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FRN528328). Equiti Capital UK Ltd Is part of the Equiti Group of companies.
Equiti Group is a progressive provider of multi-asset financial products, operating highly regulated financial trading brands across the globe. The company has ambitious plans to become the leader in global online trading services, driven primarily through innovative trading technology, local and global market expertise and client-tailored solutions.
Industry leaders in IT, compliance, risk audit and management came together at Barclays’ Rise Accelerator - home of FinTech in London - on 27th February 2020 to discuss the “Challenges and Innovation in Risk Audits”.
The panel moderator Vartan Sarkissian, CEO and Founder of Apomatix was joined by industry experts James Bradley, the Global Head of Security Standards Compliance at Experian and John Williams, Global Head of IT at Equiti Group and Data Protection Officer for Equiti Capital, part of the Equiti Group
The discussion was highly relevant as businesses are increasingly facing integrated and evolving risks. Some examples of risk frameworks covered during the discussion were within the fields of Information Security and Data Protection Compliance (such as GDPR, CCPA and others). If not appropriately identified, assessed, and managed, risks can result in number of unfavourable outcomes including loss of business, procurement issues, loss of sales, regulatory fines and more.
Topics discussed included how to establish risk management cultures, processes and governance procedures, along with other innovative methods to identify risks and manage them accordingly.
The discussion was opened to other industry leaders in the audience who collaborated with the panellists and shared their experiences responding to challenges introduced by different cultures, leadership methods, as well as geographic and time zone related issues. Everything from AI to document version control was covered, but a common thread throughout was the need to win and keep the support of colleagues and stakeholders.
It is clear that these are challenges faced by all types of organisations working in a variety of different fields including: IT, compliance, cybersecurity, sustainability and health and safety. Irrespective of the nature of business, organisations need to focus on increasing stakeholder engagement, reducing complexity and decreasing the repetitiveness of audits through the use of appropriate technologies that help to streamline, automate and provide real-time capabilities.