AxeTrading promotes Greville Lucking to CEO in board shake-up

abdelaziz Fathi

AxeTrading, a provider of fixed income trading technology, has bolstered its board by promoting Greville Lucking to the role of chief executive.

Greville Lucking

Mr. Lucking steps into his new role with immediate effect, and will help the group achieve a series of ambitious growth plans. Based out of London, he will take charge of the company after joining 2018 in the role of Head of Customer Support & Integration.

Greville leads AxeTrading with a strong base of knowledge in financial technology projects. Prior to AxeTrading, he spent five years as chief operating officer at London-based IT services and consulting firm Formicary.

Additional roles also include stops as director of IBBlueprints, which provides consulting and corporate finance business for Emerging Markets, part of a lengthy career that dates back to 1995.

Announcing the appointment, Mark Cappell, Chairman of AxeTrading, said: “The board and investors are delighted that Greville has stepped into this role. He is the ideal leader to take AxeTrading into its next successful chapter. This completes the new c-suite leadership team at the firm, and we now have the full range of skills and vision to lead us into a new era of growth and delivery for our clients.”

Greville Lucking, CEO at AxeTrading added “I’m looking forward to fulfilling a new strategic approach, with a new team of senior leaders, here at AxeTrading. We have gone through a period of significant change, and we are now ready to deliver our technology faster and more effectively for our clients”.

He went on to say “Some legacy providers look to constrain and create a ‘walled garden’ that restricts users to be dependent on a limited range of options, while we, at AxeTrading, know there is an alternative. As an ‘API first’ product, AxeTrader, delivers true flexibility. I see us making significant advances with our agile, adaptive, and collaborative approach. We seek to support our clients to unlock their true trading potential. To help them see opportunities, manage the complexity, and meet the demands of fixed income and derivatives trading today, across an ever-rising number of trading venues”.

AxeTrading provides market participants including banks, broker-dealers and buy-side firms with comprehensive details of fixed income liquidity such as axes, runs and quotes – sourced across electronic venues, messaging platforms and voice channels. Its AxeTrader solution also provides users with tools to enhance best execution and meet regulatory reporting requirements, including MiFID II.

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