Paul Orford moves on from TopFX, begins work on new project

Well connected industry executive Paul Orford has left TopFX after two and a half years at the firm, in order to concentrate on a new project. We take a look at Mr. Orford’s career and his perspective on retail and institutional FX

Senior institutional FX industry figure and regular broadcaster on all matters with regard to electronic trading Paul Orford has moved on from his position as VP of Global Business Development at Cyprus based prime brokerage TopFX.

Highly well connected Mr. Orford joined TopFX from Blackwell Global in February 2014, and is a well recognized professional among the realms of the institutional and retail electronic trading industry in Cyprus.

Andrew Saks-McLeod, (FinanceFeeds), Paul Orford (TopFX)
Andrew Saks-McLeod, (FinanceFeeds), Paul Orford (TopFX)

A proponent of good business ethic, Mr. Orford has contributed regularly to many industry news sources and appeared on televised FX industry television broadcasts in order to discuss the correct direction that the FX industry should take in his learned opinion.

Recently, Mr. Orford explained “Much like the world stock markets over the past 8 years, which many view as being tremendously over valued due to cheap credit, has the FX market become drunk on ‘cheap volatility’. If this is the ‘new normal’, what does this meen for the B Book industry and their clients as a whole?”

“We all know the basic nature of the argument that if this were to continue there will be a lot less of the ‘established’ brokerages left in this field who have failed to adapt from the now outmoded market maker model” concluded Mr. Orford.

Before joining TopFX, Mr. Orford spent a year and a half at Blackwell Global in Business Development, preceded by relationship-based positions at retail FX brokerages in Cyprus.

Mr. Orford is currently working on his next project, which is expected to be unveiled very shortly. Meanwhile, here is a reminder of Mr. Orford’s perspectives on the immediate future of retail FX. Watch the video below.


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