iSAM Securities expands global e-trading team with new hires

abdelaziz Fathi

FCA-regulated prime brokerage and execution venue iSAM Securities has expanded its global e-Trading team with fresh key hires to ensure seamless trading operations across different time zones.

The new additions include the appointment of James Gavin to the London office, and Nathalie Bijlsma and Richie Westerlind to the Florida office.

James Gavin, who spent five years in eFX trading at Standard Chartered Bank, is joining to help expand iSAM’s product offerings and client base. Gavin said in a corporate statement that he is eager to build on existing client relationships and develop new ones.

“After meeting with the key stakeholders at iSAM Securities, I am incredibly excited about its growth trajectory. Having worked with numerous clients in my previous role, I intend to build on these relationships and develop new ones by leveraging my experience of institutional business to ensure that we offer a relevant and consistent service to clients,” he added.

Meanwhile, Richie Westerlind brings extensive experience in risk management from his roles at HedgeMark International, LLC, and Citi. His background includes senior roles spanning FX prime brokerage, fixed income prime brokerage, futures, and OTC derivatives. Westerlind sees his new role as an opportunity to leverage his skills in growing business and contribute to iSAM Securities’ franchise.

“This is a great opportunity to utilize my skillset while working alongside other talented experts in a rapidly growing business within the firm. I am looking forward to helping facilitate the next chapter of iSAM Securities’ continued success and growth in the future,” Richie added.

Among the new hires is Nathalie Bijlsma, whose background includes an MSc in Finance & Investments and a 7-year career as a retail trader and investor. She was particularly excited about the company’s approach to combining finance and technology.

Barry Flanigan, Head of e-Trading at iSAM Securities, said the new hires’ skills align with the company’s focus on tech-driven solutions and client service. “With these foundations strengthened, we’re poised to enhance the client experience and navigate market complexities with a high degree of sophistication,” he added.

iSAM Securities operates an algorithmic trading business, regulated by the FCA, SFC, CTFC, and CIMA. The firm is known for its full-service prime brokerage and execution via proprietary technology, as well as market-leading analytics.

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