ETX Capital hires Juan Amiguet as Head of Data
ETX Capital, the FCA regulated broker based out of London, has hired Juan Amiguet as Head of Data as it pushed on the data analytics side to improve its features and help users as well with all the data and by providing them the right tools.
Though an official announcement has not been made as yet, it is understood that he has joined the company from his LinkedIn profile. He brings with him about 10 years of development experience, mainly in the data analytics space with numeric modeling and also in the infrastructure side.
This hire comes at a time when the company is looking to expand into more regions with licensing in Dubai and South Africa which shows its intention to expand its user base in the West Asia and African regions. Such expansion is likely to increase the need for the collection of data and analytics and also put a strain on the existing infrastructure and so it makes sense that the company makes investments in hiring the right people in this industry.
Before joining ETX, Juan had spent 2 years at SICPA in Switzerland as a Senior Software Engineer and he also has experience working as a Technical Lead at Swissquotes for a couple of years as well. This experience is expected to keep him in good stead in his latest assignment at ETX Capital.
This latest hire adds to the hiring of Andrew Saks in April as Head of Research and Analysis. The company has been growing and transitioning over the last few months ever since it was bought over by Guru Capital towards the end of last year. The CFD broker seems to be moving in the right direction as they look to cement their position and reputation in the industry as an FX broker on the one hand while on the other hand, they continue with their expansion plans into other regions.
These new hires also point to specific plans from the company to add new features and also study the trading and user data so that it can develop user-centric features and tools in the long run which would in turn help in user retention. FX brokers are companies that generate a huge amount of data and this combined with the trading data from various currency pairs, presents a challenge to the brokers as far as analytics is concerned.