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LMAX appoints ACI Australia President Chris Knight as Managing Director

LMAX Group has announced the appointment of Chris Knight to the role of Managing Director, relocating from Sydney to London and taking up the role over the summer.

Chris Knight will initially focus on overseeing the operations and future growth strategy of the LMAX Digital business, the institutional crypto currency exchange, operated by LMAX Group, whilst Jenna Wright, Managing Director, is on maternity leave.

With a career spanning over 30 years in capital markets and FX, Chris Knight brings with him an extensive global network of institutional client and industry relationships. An invaluable asset toward LMAX’s further expansion.

A distinguished career

Chris Knight has held several industry roles as Director and President of ACI Australia, originally known as The Australian Forex Association, and is also a member of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee (AFXC), a representative forum of the Australian foreign exchange market.

His distinguished career includes serving eight years as APAC Head of Distribution and Liquidity Optimisation at XTX Markets, the electronic market maker, and over ten years at Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for its e-commerce strategy across FX, Rates and Credit, working on e-FX trading applications, including a non-deliverable forwards-pricing engine, FX aggregation strategies, and algorithmic and model trading.

Chris started his career as an FX trader and spent over a decade working in Asia, based in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

“I’m looking forward to leveraging my knowledge and network”

David Mercer, CEO, LMAX Group, said: “Chris has an excellent track record and pedigree in financial markets, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the Group. His previous experience in global distribution, automated trading, and liquidity provision across asset classes, combined with his breadth of institutional relationships will be of great benefit to the business as we continue to deliver our FX and digital assets capabilities to the market.”

Chris Knight, Managing Director, LMAX Group, commented: “LMAX Group has established itself as a fast-growing global business which sits at the crossroads of traditional and decentralized finance. LMAX Digital is leading the way in institutional trading of digital assets and I’m looking forward to leveraging my knowledge and network, working with David, Jenna, and the rest of the senior leadership team to help deliver on their strategic vision.”

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