Eurotrader taps Ben Swann as chief technology officer

abdelaziz Fathi

CySEC-regulated broker Eurotrader Group has appointed Ben Swann to the post of its new chief technology officer, following a career of over 23 years in the financial industry.

Ben Swann brings two decades of technology and finance experience to his new role. His direct responsibilities include oversight of Eurotrader’s infrastructure technology and a senior role in vision and strategy. He will work closely with the company’s client base, which includes professional investors, to deliver long-term value on their investments.

The new CTO has built and managed several retail trading platforms from the ground up for some of the biggest names in the financial industry including City Index, Gain Capital, and MF Global.

Ben Swann joins the Eurotrader from London-based FX and CFD trading company Axi, where he spent three years as the group’s head of technology. Prior to this role, he founded and managed analytic.ai, a startup that uses machine learning and big data analytics to generate propensity modelling improving brokerage risk management decisions.

Ben Swann spent the bulk of his career at Star Financial Systems, a technology company developing and hosting trading platforms for retail derivatives brokers.

Announcing the appointment, Eurotrader’s recently-appointed CEO Marcelo Spina said: “Being able to hire someone of the caliber of Ben Swann really validates the progress that we have made in the past months, and the Eurotrader Group’s plans moving forward.  Ben’s vast experience in this market combined with his ability to build teams and intellectual property gives me great confidence that our technology, offering, and most importantly, our customer experience will become an industry standard.”

Ben Swann also shared his opinion about the team at Eurotrader Group: “I am extremely excited to be joining Eurotrader Group in its current growth stage. The established vision and direction coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a well-aligned and engaged team give me a lot of confidence in the future of this venture.”

Eurotrader Group made a series of changes to its management structure in August, culminating in the appointment of industry veteran Marcelo Spina as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Spina brings over two decades of experience in the financial service industry, having worked with an array of investment firms across his lengthy career that dates back to 1995.

Founded in 2018, Eurotrader is a forex brokerage firm owned by Eurotrade Investments RGB Ltd., which is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, and licensed to provide online trading products and services.

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