OANDA US CEO Jessica Beckstead expands role as Head of FX Data Services

Rick Steves

As the Head of FX Data Services at OANDA, US CEO Jessica Beckstead will also oversee the development, enhancement, and delivery of OANDA’s foreign exchange data services. This role is pivotal for providing clients with accurate, reliable, and comprehensive FX data solutions.

Jessica Beckstead has taken on a new role at OANDA, expanding her leadership responsibilities as the Head of FX Data Services, in addition to her position as the CEO of OANDA US.

This strategic appointment underscores OANDA’s commitment to enhancing its foreign exchange data services and analytics capabilities, areas that are critical for the company’s growth and innovation in the trading industry.

OANDA after 18 years at FXCM

Beckstead brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with a career spanning over 20 years in the FX and CFD industry. Before joining OANDA, she was a key figure at FXCM Inc., where she held several senior positions, including Managing Director – Global Head of Sales & Customer Success and CEO of FXCM Australia. Her extensive background and expertise in sales, customer success, and executive leadership make her uniquely qualified to drive OANDA’s FX Data Services to new heights.

She joined OANDA in September 2022. In her capacity as CEO of OANDA US and Managing Editor of North America, Jessica Beckstead plays a crucial role in shaping the company’s strategic vision and driving its growth in the competitive and regulated United States market. Her leadership encompasses several vital functions critical to the firm’s success, including strategy, compliance, operational oversight, and team development.

OANDA’s Head of FX Data Services

As the Head of FX Data Services at OANDA, Jessica Beckstead will oversee the development, enhancement, and delivery of OANDA’s foreign exchange data services. This role is pivotal for providing clients with accurate, reliable, and comprehensive FX data solutions.

Beckstead will lead the development of new FX data products and services, focusing on innovation to meet the evolving needs of clients, and also set the strategic direction for the FX Data Services division. Additionally, she will ensure the smooth operation, overseeing the infrastructure that supports data collection, processing, and dissemination. A significant part of her role involves engaging with clients to understand their needs and ensure that OANDA’s FX Data Services meets those needs.

A look into OANDA’s FX Data Services

OANDA offers FX Data Services that cater to a wide range of needs in the foreign exchange market. Their services include access to historical data for over 38,000 FX pairs going back 30 years, which can be essential for analysis and decision-making in trading and financial planning. OANDA’s FX data services are designed to provide authoritative historical data, which can be particularly useful for brokers, funds, and professional traders looking to access deep liquidity and accurate exchange rates.

The company offers an exchange rates API, money transfer services, and a historical currency converter, aiming to facilitate the operations of its clients by providing reliable and comprehensive foreign exchange data. This suite of services is tailored to meet the unique requirements of various stakeholders in the financial markets, including institutional and retail participants.

OANDA’s emphasis on offering deep historical data and real-time services underscores its commitment to supporting the financial industry with accurate and actionable foreign exchange information. For those interested in integrating FX data into their operations or platforms, OANDA provides a variety of tools and services designed to enhance financial analysis and operations.

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