Eurotrader taps Valutrades alumni Robert Collins as head of trading
Just a few days after naming its new CEO, Eurotrader Group continues to unveil key changes in its executive lineup with new appointment and departures. The multi-asset broker has most recently hired Valutrades alumni Robert Collins as its new Head of Trading.
Within this role, Rob will be focused on maximizing performance of new and existing technology solutions. Central to this focus will be Eurotrader’s institutional business as well as other complementary technology.
Mr. Collins will be based out of the group’s London office but with global coverage. He joins the broker founded by Dr Ozan Ozerk after nearly 10 years in the FX and trading technology space, having worked at a number of leading venues in the industry.
Before joining Eurotrader, Robert was the head of the trading teams at FCA regulated FX & CFD brokerage Valutrades Ltd. While there, he was responsible for oneZero’s institutional liquidity hub, the Mahi Compass algorithmic and risk management software, Beeks hosting solutions, Valutrades internal Quarch system and various ECN platforms.
Rob also served in a similar position at ThinkMarkets for nearly 15 months. Prior to that, he held a quantitative analyst position with Intertrader.
Collins spent the bulk of his career working in trading roles at IG Group, where he kicked off his career in 2011 until he left the spread better in 2018.
Robert Collins highlights the future goals within Eurotrader: “Eurotrader has a keen eye on the future. Our key focus is providing an exceptional level of service to our clients and our aim is to ensure that this focus never wavers even when the scale of our business changes as we increase our licenses and expand into new markets. , We will need a strong foundation to ensure the focus can always remain on our clients and the team we have puts us in the best position to achieve that.”
The new appointment comes hot on the heels of onboarding Martin Couper as Eurotrader’s head of global compliance, following a career of over 16 years in the financial industry.
Martin worked previously at Exinity, and was compliance officer, MLRO and CASS, and oversight director at the UK business of Middle-East heavy weight brokerage firm Amana Capital. That was preceded by four years at FxPro UK Ltd as head of operations and UK compliance officer.
Eurotrader Group has made a series of changes to its management structure this month, culminating in the appointment of industry veteran Marcelo Spina as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).