ATFX snatches Australian compliance expert Graham Morris from OANDA

Rick Steves

The appointment of Graham Morris comes on the heels of other recent high-profile appointments such as FX Pioneer Drew Niv as Chief Strategic Officer for ATFX Global, Linton White as Regional Head for ATFX Africa, Hormoz Faryar as Managing Director of Institutional Sales, and Aditya Singh as Business Development Director International at ATFX MENA.

ATFX has announced the appointment of Graham Morris as Head of Compliance for the brokerage firm’s operations in Australia.

Bringing a vast reservoir of compliance expertise and industry knowledge to the firm, Graham Morris is expected to enhance ATFX’s regulatory frameworks and oversee compliance matters within the ASIC-regulated market.

Graham Morris launched OANDA’s British Virgin Islands entity

Graham Morris has built a significant career in the financial services industry, most notably in his role at OANDA, where he served as Head of Compliance for OANDA Australia and OANDA Global Markets (BVI). His tenure includes significant achievements such as successfully launching corporate entities in the British Virgin Islands and delivering exceptional services to clients within emerging markets.

His extensive experience and leadership in compliance have marked him as a notable figure in the sector​​. Before OANDA, Morris spent years at Deutsche Bank, Citi, MF Global, ICAP, and more.

Morris’s career journey took a new direction as he moved to ATFX, a company known for its dynamic and supportive environment, aiming to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the trading industry. ATFX prides itself on its client-centered approach, simplicity in trading processes, and a culture of invention and high standards.

What will Graham Morris do as Managing Director and MLRO at ATFX?

The new Head of Compliance and MLRO for the growing global FX and CFD’s business will support the Managing Director with managing risk and regulatory matters for the business.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he will manage the following activities:

  • Manage Anti-Money Laundering activities and process
  • Ensure Compliance with relevant regulations
  • Manage operational risk
  • Develop Compliance plan
  • Regulator liaison
  • Internal and External audit
  • Regulatory risk monitoring
  • Compliance training
  • Marketing material sign-off
  • New product review
  • Compliance monitoring

“ATFX’s esteemed reputation precedes it within the industry”

Graham Morris, incoming Head of Compliance at ATFX, remarked: “ATFX’s esteemed reputation precedes it within the industry, and it is a privilege to join this vibrant team. My vision for our Australian operations includes leveraging my extensive experience to elevate service experiences across the company.”

In his new role at ATFX, Graham is tasked with spearheading the development of comprehensive compliance plans that are congruent with local office regulations, ensuring adherence to the stringent regulatory requirements in Australia. He will also oversee control of business segment compliance and internal processes while crafting strategic orientations aimed at new client acquisitions.

Adding Graham to Simon Naish’s leadership—the group head in Australia—signifies yet another strategic move by ATFX to ensure its team is composed of top-tier professionals capable of delivering unparalleled services locally.

ATFX hiring high-profile executives

Graham’s appointment demonstrates ATFX’s continuous commitment to recruiting elite talent and expanding its global presence. It accompanies other recent high-profile appointments such as FX Pioneer Drew Niv as Chief Strategic Officer for ATFX Global, Linton White as Regional Head for ATFX Africa, Hormoz Faryar as Managing Director of Institutional Sales, and Aditya Singh as Business Development Director International at ATFX MENA.

ATFX is resolute in actively recruiting high-end talent and investing capital into technology enhancements, refined marketing systems, and robust infrastructural developments. These strategic initiatives are geared toward strengthening market competitiveness and reinforcing its mission to provide world-class trading experiences emblematic of a worldwide leader in online financial trading services.

ATFX is a global leading fintech broker with a local presence in 22 locations, and licenses from regulatory authorities including the UK’s FCA, Cypriot CySEC, UAE’s SCA, Australian ASIC, and South African FSCA.

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