Under 30: The industry’s future leaders. Meet Arthur Silva
Under 30 and moving up the ranks. We talk to Arthur Silva, the 28 year old Sales Director & co-founder of Zest Capital to find out what attracted him to this exciting industry and what his working day looks like.
In an industry so well established with roots in all four corners of the globe we took time to discuss what the industry will look like in 10 to 20 years from now.
Whilst we all share different views on where the industry will end up or what it will morph into, the fact is that we forget the many good folk working in the industry. Especially the younger generation that started at the bottom and worked their way up essentially dedicating their careers to fintech, trading and finance.
As is a FinanceFeeds tradition, we decided to celebrate these hard working individuals that have and very well may become the future industry leaders as they move up the ranks. So without further ado, meet the industry’s future leaders (all under the age of 30).
Full name: Arthur Silva
Job Title: Sales Director & Co-Founder
Company: Zest Capital
What is your role at Zest Capital?
I am a co-founder and responsible for the company’s business development. By leading a sales team of over 50 professionals including Introducing Brokers and Account Managers to promote Zest Capital investment funds, my focus is on providing educative and sales support within the Peruvian capital market industry.
How long has Zest Capital been established and what are you focusing on in Latin America?
Zest Capital was launched on March this year. The company was build to provide asset management solutions to the region. On May this year we created the first and only eFX fund registered in Latin America as an evolution to what is offered to the standard retail investor.
By bringing strong institutional expertise, Zest Capital partnered with the most respectful clearing houses, custodians and risk management providers to offer safety, security and transparency in terms of execution. During the next months, Zest Capital will launch a new concept of top tier strategies access to the retail market, which will be available worldwide.
Could you tell us a bit more about your venture?
After some years of experience inside Latin American region, it all comes to the importance of bringing value to investors. During the last 5 booming years of FX brokers approach in the region, the term “client recycling” has been the nightmare of Account Managers due to the lack of financial education and proper execution transparency, which results on high capital exposure rates.
Based on such reality, Zest Capital is on boarding a new software as a method of concentrating institutional risk management tools to provide solid and sustainable business to local brokers and fund managers that are willing to take a step further on bringing real value and alignment of interest with their clients.
When did you start your career in the FX industry?
My first contact with the FX industry was in college back in 2006 when I first understood the world of derivatives and its functionalities in terms of exposure coverage within foreign trade market. But it was only in 2012 that I had my first contact with the eFX sector by becoming part of an FCA broker on its expansion phase to Latin America. After that I started to lead several sales teams on a Management level position in different Latin American countries on both brokerage and asset management areas.
Since then, my relationship with this particular market has increased to a level of career identification.
Do you have any useful tips for others looking at getting into the industry?
My tip in any industry is to always focus on understanding the product and/or service related to it by investigating each and every day, as well as taking industry role model professionals close to you.
On such a dynamic market as the eFX, on both commercial and technological stand points, you must always ask yourself how much are you willing to work with an open mindset and your versatility level.
Knowledge, organization and persistence are the keys to thriving in this business.