GAIN Capital Appoints Alex Howard as Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Maria Nikolova

In the newly created role, Mr Howard will be responsible for the overall strategic execution and performance of GAIN’s retail business in Australia, Singapore, Japan and Southeast Asia.

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) today announced the appointment of Alex Howard as Managing Director, APAC (excluding China), effective September 3, 2018.

In the newly created role, Mr Howard will be responsible for the overall strategic execution and performance of GAIN’s retail business in Australia, Singapore, Japan and Southeast Asia. Mr. Howard will be based in GAIN’s Singapore office.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alex to the GAIN leadership team. His deep industry knowledge and extensive experience developing and leading commercial strategies in the Asia Pacific region will be extremely valuable as we look to scale our key markets in the region, including Singapore, Australia and Japan, as well as develop our business in fast growing, emerging markets in Southeast Asia,” said Samantha Roady.

Alex Howard added, “GAIN has made tremendous progress over the last few years growing its retail business in the US, UK and Europe, and I look forward to continuing to build on that momentum in the Asia Pacific region, which is a dynamic and diverse region undergoing rapid transformation in retail financial services. There is substantial opportunity for expansion of GAIN’s business in the region and we believe it will be a key contributor to the firm’s future growth.”

Mr. Howard joins GAIN Capital from IG Group, where he was most recently Head of Asia Pacific, overseeing IG Group’s operations in Japan, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and China.

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