Saxo UK hires James Donovan as Global Head of Preferred Broker programme

Rick Steves

“I am delighted to welcome James to our team. James’ extensive expertise and strategic insight will align perfectly with our ambition as we strengthen and continue to grow our Preferred Broker business across the globe.”

Saxo UK Limited has appointed James Donovan as Global Head of Preferred Broker, based in London and reporting to Adam Seagrave, the Global Head of Sales and Trading.

James Donovan is tasked with driving Saxo’s Preferred Broker programme to reach its potential in response to high demand from customers.

Saxo’s Preferred Broker programme provides a unique compliance approved broker service that allows partner clients to enrol their employees onto the platform whereby Saxo reports trades to the organisation’s compliance department directly, ensuring that dealing activity of employees is correctly monitored.

James Donovan joins Saxo UK after Cantor Fitzgerald, UBS, Citibank, Merrill Lynch

James Donovan joins Saxo UK after working on the Global Sales Trading team at Cantor Fitzgerald in London covering Asia and European based accounts across Europe and US Markets.

Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, he worked at UBS for over a decade in Hong Kong and London, as well as at Citibank in Hong Kong, after having started his career at Merrill Lynch.

Adam Seagrave, Global Head of Sales Trading at Saxo UK, commented: “I am delighted to welcome James to our team. James’ extensive expertise and strategic insight will align perfectly with our ambition as we strengthen and continue to grow our Preferred Broker business across the globe.”

James Donovan, Global Head of Preferred Broker, commented: “I am thrilled to join Saxo and look forward to helping shape this unique programme. Saxo is an organisation with ambitious plans for both innovation and scale. I am excited to build further on the company’s excellent reputation as a leader in both investment and trading in a highly competitive environment.”

Saxo UK has recently appointed Simon Camilleri as Chief Operating Officer and board member, Joanna Moberly as Head of Legal and Company Secretary,  Christine Kiener as the Head of Sales for the institutional business, and seasoned industry figures, Nicholas Wilcock and Michael Ridley, who joined Saxo UK’s board as Non-Executive Directors.

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