GO Markets adds Pepperstone alum Victor Zachariades to Cyprus unit
ASIC-regulated brokerage firm GO Markets has appointed Victor Zachariades as a non-executive director and a board member of its Cypriot subsidiary, Go Markets EU.
Zachariades has approximately 17 years of experience in FX products and partnership-driven business. He previously served as Head of Pepperstone’s Cyprus unit, a position he held for nearly three years. During his tenure, he led Pepperstone effort until the broker was officially granted a Cypriot licence back in 2020.
Victor left Pepperstone in 2022 to join Alpaca, a stock brokerage that allows developers to build apps, services, and trading platforms. With his experience in the foreign exchange industry, Zachariades’s direct responsibility was to drive the growth and expansion of Alpaca’s ecosystem to help bring real-world applications into fintech.
Alpaca offers equities trading software dubbed ‘Broker API,’ a tool that enables entrepreneurs to plug into its technology to quickly build and scale their own commission-free brokerage.
Prior to Pepperstone, Victor was executive director at Forex Club, where he managed the day-to-day activities associated with the Cyprus operation. He also served as a senior dealer at FxPro Financial Services from 2020 to 2013.
Earlier in his career, Zachariades worked as a risk management analyst at Hellenic Bank, Cyprus’ second largest lender. During the period between his positions at Forex Club and FxPro, he dedicated over two years to Vinson Financials, a Cyprus-based financial services company. In this role, he served as a Senior Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company.
Earlier in August, GO Markets partnered with cross-border payments specialist Currencycloud. The collaboration aims to enhance client deposits and withdrawals through seamless automation, leveraging real-time, API-driven competitive foreign exchange (FX) rates.
By integrating Currencycloud’s innovative APIs, the Melbourne-based broker aims to streamline operations, offer a cost-effective service, and open doors to new global trading opportunities for its clientele.