Vantage hires ex-Forex.com Jack Kelly as Head of Sales, Australia

Rick Steves

“CFDs have an important role to play as part of a balanced portfolio strategy for informed investors. As a global leader in CFDs, Vantage has an important role to play in driving awareness of this asset category.”

Vantage has appointed Jack Kelly as the Head of Sales in Australia, responsible for growing the CFD trading platform’s sales team in the country and supporting the integration of third-party tools and partners across marketing, sales, and operations channels.

The multi-asset broker’s Australia subsidiary, Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd, offers clients access to a nimble and powerful service for trading CFD on Forex, Commodities, Indices, Shares, ETFs, and Bonds.

Jack Kelly was Sales Director for US and Canada at Forex.com

Jack Kelly has agreed to ensure the delivery of a high-quality experience for customers by empowering the team to provide the right solutions for clients’ evolving trading needs.

The new Head of Sales in Australia joins Vantage Markets from Forex.com, where he was Sales Director (Americas) based in New York, responsible for leading the company’s sales function across the US and Canada region.

Marc Despallieres, Chief Strategy & Trading Officer at Vantage, said: “Jack is the ideal candidate to spearhead Vantage Markets’ growth ambitions in Australia as the head of our local sales team. Not only does he bring a wealth of experience in foreign exchange and CFDs, but he has a proven record for growing tech-based and insights-backed trading products for educated investors.”

Jack Kelly, Head of Sales, Australia at Vantage Markets, said: “I am passionate about growing innovative investment platforms and introducing investors to trading strategies and tools that will help their trading journey.

“CFDs have an important role to play as part of a balanced portfolio strategy for informed investors. As a global leader in CFDs, Vantage has an important role to play in driving awareness of this asset category. I’m looking forward to working with the Vantage global and regional teams to consolidate our leadership position and expand our presence in the Australia market.”

Vantage launched social trading and a B2B offering

In December, Vantage launched social trading on the Vantage App, which provides access to a comprehensive range of charts, technical tools, order types, personalized trading reports, and alerts, available in 14 languages. Market analysis and market news are powered by Trading Central and FXStreet.

The brokerage group holds licenses in Vanuatu, the Cayman Islands, and Australia, besides being a member of The Financial Commission, an international organization engaged in the resolution of disputes within the financial services industry in the Forex market.

The foreign exchange brokerage has recently expanded its service offering and trading products with the launch of Vantage Connect, a liquidity solution for institutions and corporates in the UK.

The foray into multi-asset liquidity provision is intended for a client segment that includes mid-sized hedge funds, family offices and other buy-side institutions. The move came as part of a wider strategic push to expand the institutional side of their business in response to growing demand for bespoke trading solutions, the broker said.

Vantage Connect is authorized by the UK’s financial watchdog and allows institutional clients to manage volatility and leverage a liquidity pool to buy and sell complex assets.

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