Saxo Markets UK hires Joanna Moberly as Head of Legal

Rick Steves

“Alongside the recent hires of industry veterans Nicholas Wilcock and Michael Ridley and our new COO, Peter Morris, Joanna is a welcome addition to the team.”

Saxo Markets UK, the FCA-regulated subsidiary of multi-asset trading and investment fintech specialist Saxo Bank, has appointed Joanna Moberly as the new Head of Legal and Company Secretary.

Based in London and reporting to Charles White-Thomson, CEO of Saxo Markets UK, Joanna Moberly joins Saxo Markets from Lloyds Banking Group where she was a Senior Lawyer in the commercial banking team.

Her vast experience in financial services law includes previous roles at major UK financial institutions including Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays for over 10 years, having started her career at global law firm Dentons LLP in the banking and finance teams.

Saxo is providing an institutional-style experience to retail clients in the UK

Charles White-Thomson, CEO of Saxo Markets UK, commented: “Joanna’s experience will be a major asset to Saxo as we look to grow our business in the U.K. Alongside the recent hires of industry veterans Nicholas Wilcock and Michael Ridley and our new COO, Peter Morris, Joanna is a welcome addition to the team.”

Joanna Moberly, Head of Legal and Company Secretary of Saxo Markets UK, said: “Saxo is one of the leading firms dedicated to providing an institutional-style experience to retail clients in the U.K. and I look forward to working with my highly esteemed colleagues to help the firm build on its notable presence in a highly competitive environment.”

In addition to her new role, she continues to be an active member of the legal community volunteering to mentor College of Law students as well as those young persons seeking to enter the legal profession.

Saxo tapped Peter Morris as COO in early 2022

Earlier this year, Saxo’s UK operation appointed Peter Morris as the new Chief Operating Officer, bbased in London and reporting to chief executive Charles White-Thomson.

The new board member joined Saxo Markets UK following the recent appointment of seasoned industry figures Nicholas Wilcock and Michael Ridley to the board as Non-Executive Directors.

Also in January 2022, Saxo Markets UK appointed Nicholas Wilcock and Michael Ridley as non-executive directors, bringing 65  years of collective experience spanning commercial, regulatory and operational roles with leading organizations. As non-executive directors, Nicholas and Michael will provide independent advice, deliberation and review at a time when the business continues to expand its offering in the trading and investing space.

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