GCEX appoints Ignacio Corral and Helen Man to UK operation

Rick Steves

GCEX has announced the appointment of Ignacio Corral and Helen Man to its UK FCA-regulated operation based in London as the firm further expands its global business on account of increasing demand for its digital prime brokerage services.

GCEX specializes in providing institutional and professional clients access to deep liquidity in various markets, including FX, CFDs on digital assets, and spot trading and conversion of digital assets. The company is renowned for its comprehensive suite of brokerage and technology solutions, including XplorDigital, which encompasses innovative platforms and services for the digital asset sector.

Operating globally with a base in London, GCEX maintains regulatory compliance with the FCA in the UK, is registered with the Danish FSA as a VASP and currency exchange, and holds a Virtual Asset Service Provider license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority.

Lars Holst, Founder & CEO at GCEX said: “At GCEX, we place a lot of emphasis on finding the right people to work within our business and I am delighted to welcome both Ignacio and Helen to our team. Ignacio’s appointment reinforces our commitment to growing our business in the UK. As we continue our expansion across all regions, the complexity of our financial operations has increased. Helen’s appointment, working across all entities, demonstrates further investment across our Group.”

Ignacio Corral joins GCEX as UK Compliance Officer

Ignacio Corral has been appointed as the UK Compliance Officer of digital prime brokerage GCEX as the FCA-regulated company experiences significant growth.

With a background as a qualified lawyer, Ignacio Corral brings extensive experience in legal and compliance roles, having previously served as Legal & Compliance Manager at Rede Partners LLP and Senior Compliance Manager at easyMoney. His tenure at the FCA as a Senior Associate involved work across various departments, emphasizing his deep knowledge in regulatory affairs.

Ignacio Corral, UK Compliance Officer at GCEX, said: “I wanted to work in a growing company where I can make a big impact. There’s a lot of talent here and it’s great to be joining the GCEX team.”


Helen Man joins GCEX as Financial Controller

The expansion of GCEX is not limited to regulatory compliance roles. Helen Man, a chartered accountant with a history of working with notable firms such as Stifel, Zodia Custody, and TP ICAP, joins the team as Financial Controller.

Her responsibilities will span the financial management of GCEX Group’s entities in the UK, Denmark, and Dubai, highlighting the company’s international presence and ambition.

Helen Man, Financial Controller at GCEX, commented: “I was really keen to work in a fast-growth, ambitious firm, building on my experience from the investment banking sector and the crypto world. I feel strongly that there’s a great future for digital assets so GCEX ticked so many boxes for me!”

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