Capital.com lures TD Ameritrade’s Christopher Brankin to head Singapore operations
Multi-licensed online brokerage group Capital.com has appointed Christopher Brankin as CEO of its Singapore operations.
Brankin leaves a long tenure of fourteen years at TD Ameritrade, where he climbed through the ranks from Divisional Operations Manager until he was appointed CEO and executive director. He parts ways with the firm two years after Charles Schwab closed its $22 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade, and the latter’s retail FX business rebranded as the company streamlines operations.
At the time, the company anticipated the integration between the two largest publicly traded discount brokers in the US to take up to three years following the close of Ameritrade takeover.
In his new role as CEO of Capital.com Singapore Pte Ltd, Brankin will be responsible for day to day operations including regulatory activities, business development and expansion strategies. This role requires extensive knowledge of Asia regions’ securities industries, clearing functions, and Capital.com’s products and services, internal policies, and procedures.
The role’s general responsibilities are to provide leadership, supervision and guidance for a dynamic group of individuals and teams at Capital.com Singapore. This involves complying with relevant licensing conditions as set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other regulatory bodies.
“I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as CEO and Executive Director at Capital Com Singapore! I am excited to build a new business in Singapore,” Brankin wrote on his Linkedin profile.
Capital.com is a mobile CFD-focused brokerage firm which is operated by Capital Com SV Investments Limited, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).
Also, the firm says that its apps leverage advanced artificial intelligence technologies to deliver trading-related content in a personalized way. Additionally, Capital.com’s team is planning to roll out more advanced new AI features in the near future.
In May, the group encompassing Capital.com, Currency.com, and the upcoming Shares.com, has appointed Peter Hetherington as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Jonathan Squires, who resigned earlier this year after a phenomenal growth phase.