smartTrade Appoints Colin Murphy as CRO to address increased demand

Rick Steves

smartTrade has experienced significant growth in the past year. In April, Swiss Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd integrated LiquidityFX, smartTrade’s in-house developed FX solution.

smartTrade Technologies has appointed Colin Murphy as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), where he will be responsible for managing smartTrade’s global sales teams and for driving business growth across all customer segments.

Based in London and reporting directly to CEO David Vincent, he will oversee the strategy and execution of the company’s revenue-generating activities.

The industry veteran has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, having most recently represented CME Group as Global Head of Sales – Optimization in the follow-up of the NEX Group acquisition. At NEX, he was Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Murphy is a Goldman Sachs man, with over 19 years at Goldman Sachs International – in various senior management roles – under his belt.

David Vincent, Chief Executive Officer at smartTrade, said: “Colin’s experience of managing large-scale commercial teams will be invaluable as smartTrade enters its next phase of growth. He will be an important part of the executive team as we focus on corporate strategy and on strengthening our culture of innovation and the continuous enhancement of our customer experience.”

Colin Murphy, Chief Revenue Officer at smartTrade, commented: “I am incredibly excited to join the smartTrade team as we look to further scale the business. With a strong product offering and exceptional core technology, smartTrade is uniquely positioned to grow. I look forward to serving smartTrade’s clients and further improving the customer experience as we build innovative, new products across asset classes”.

In October 2020, Ludovic Blanquet joined smartTrade as Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer to help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution for its customers.

smartTrade has experienced significant growth in the past year. In April, Swiss Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd integrated LiquidityFX, smartTrade’s in-house developed FX solution.

The 225-year-old bank is thus entering a world of innovation as LiquidityFX provides connectivity to over 130 liquidity providers and features aggregation, pricing, risk management, distribution, and post-trade as integral functions of the platform.

Supporting a range of instruments including FX Spot, Forwards, Swaps, NDF, Options and Precious Metals, LiquidityFX will be integrated into Lombard Odier’s proprietary wealth management platform G2, which offers a set of tailored FX trading functionalities to its private, institutional and third party clients.

LiquidityFX is able to cover the needs of institutional FX and derivatives brokers’ needs for connectivity to multiple liquidity providers, aggregation, order routing, pricing, and distribution as well as a fully integrated order management system.

The solution also boasts a credit margin module, which allows end clients to trade larger amounts and leverage their cash margin while enabling institutions to monitor and manage their risk coverage in real-time.

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