Capital.com hires former IG executive Alessandro Capuano as Head of Europe

Rick Steves

“I worked with him for many years and look forward to doing so again. With his extensive experience building teams and driving business across Europe, he will be instrumental to our global growth strategy and help us meet the exacting needs of our European client base”, said Peter Hetherington, CEO at Capital.com.

Capital.com has announced the appointment of Alessandro Capuano as Head of Europe in an effort to accelerate the European business while the number of registered users hits 7 million for the first time.

The high-growth trading and investing platform’s new senior executive underpins its ongoing growth and prioritisation of the European region as a whole.

Peter Hetherington worked with Alessandro Capuano at IG

Alessandro Capuano was most recently Head of Product at IG Europe and has held a number of senior positions including Head of Brokerage at Fineco Bank and Head of Europe at IG Group.

The new Head of Europe at Capital.com has has more than 20 years  of experience in the European brokerage industry, many of which were spent building and leading businesses in Europe.

Capital.com will count on Alessandro Capuano to drive the broker’s expansion efforts in the highly regulated market with a mature investor base that is the European Union.

Peter Hetherington, Group CEO at Capital.com said: “As we continue to add to the team to support our growth ambitions, I am delighted to welcome Alessandro. I worked with him for many years and look forward to doing so again. With his extensive experience building teams and driving business across Europe, he will be instrumental to our global growth strategy and help us meet the exacting needs of our European client base.”

Peter Hetherington, who joined Capital.com as CEO in May, was indeed a critical figure in the rise of IG Group as a top brokerage FX and CFD firm not only in the UK but across the globe. He spent the bulk of his career at IG, where he joined in 1994 and served as its Group CEO from 2015 to 2018. There, he worked with Alessandro Capuano, who clearly proved his worth to him.

Alessandro Capuano will report to Kypros Zoumidou, Chief Commercial Officer at Capital.com, a brokerage firm that recently reported one million more customers in Q3 2022, bringing the total number of registered users to over seven million for the first time. Over the same period, total trading volumes across the platform reached over US$249 billion.

Capital.com has a global network with offices located in the UK, Gibraltar, Singapore, Australia, and Cyprus. The brokerage is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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