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ViewTrade hires Laksh Gangwani and Ronit Kar to drive international expansion

ViewTrade has announced the appointment of Laksh Gangwani as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East regions and Ronit Kar as Head of International Growth.

The trading technology and brokerage solutions firm has been supporting customers in Asia for more than a decade, establishing its first official APAC office in Taiwan in 2017, and catering to nearly 100 financial and fintech firms across Asia and the Middle East.

The hiring of Laksh Gangwani and Ronit Kar reflects ViewTrade’s continued commitment to expansion as it meets increasing demand for cross-border investment technology solutions across the wider Asia and Middle East regions.

Laksh Gangwani won Leading Individual Award in WealthTech at 2021 WealthBriefing Asia

Laksh Gangwani joined View Trade in September 2022 as a Managing Director for Asia and has played a pivotal role in expanding the footprint of View Trade in the APAC region.

In his new role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East, based in Singapore, Gangwani will also be spearheading the firm’s accelerated expansion across the Middle East, alongside APAC.

Prior to joining ViewTrade, Laksh Gangwani was at Symphony, the provider of financial markets infrastructure and workflow technologies, where he built and scaled a wealth management proposition from scratch, having been awarded “Best Operational Efficiency Solution” by Asian Private Banker in 2020.

Laksh Gangwani also received the 2021 WealthBriefing Asia “Leading Individual Award in WealthTech” for his contributions to the wealth management industry in Asia. Gangwani also built and scaled similar propositions for LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters.

Ronit Kar co-founded Stockal and was Head of International Stocks at Groww

Ronit Kar, the new Head of International Growth, joins ViewTrade from Groww, India’s leading online investment platform, where he was Head of International Stocks. During his time at Groww, Kar drove the launch of the company’s international investment business and helped it achieve unicorn status in 2021.

Prior to Groww, Ronit Kar was one of the early founding members of Stockal, a cross-border investing platform facilitating MENA and Southeast Asian trading in global securities. There, he led initiatives that ultimately helped millions of new and veteran investors gain access to international markets.

Ronit will now focus on enhancing ViewTrade’s capabilities for international investors while driving continued growth across APAC from the company’s planned office in GIFT City, India’s first operational greenfield smart city dedicated to financial services and technology.

Laksh and Ronit’s know-how invaluable to ViewTrade’s worldwide expansion

Ronit Kar, Head of International Growth at ViewTrade, commented: “I am thrilled to be joining ViewTrade at a time of such accelerated expansion. The opportunities provided by India’s GIFT City are innumerable and exciting for global investors and the financial services firms that cater to them, like ViewTrade. After working with and getting to know the ViewTrade team as a partner and client while with Groww, I couldn’t be more confident and excited about this move. There is nothing but great things ahead for this company and I’m excited to be part of it.”

Laksh Gangwani, Chief Revenue Officer of APAC and Middle East at ViewTrade, said: “With a decades-long history of fintech innovation, ViewTrade has built an incredible franchise in APAC and beyond. I feel incredibly privileged to be part of the exciting journey ahead as we help banks/brokers/fintechs solve costly and complex challenges with Viewtrade’s unique and time-tested approach towards global investing.”

Anthony Petrilli, CEO of ViewTrade, commented: “Laksh and Ronit bring a depth of understanding about the business environment across multiple countries that will be invaluable as we continue our worldwide expansion. Their ability to build things from the ground up and their extensive experience in wealth management make them invaluable assets to ViewTrade and the entire global investing community.”

ViewTrade: an in-house or external brokerage as a service

ViewTrade provides technology, support, and brokerage services that enable clients to quickly launch or enhance a retail investing experience, in turn arming their own retail investor customers with leading-edge solutions and tools to help build wealth.

The company is dedicated to delivering business-to-business-to-customer services to new and established financial services providers, embedded fintechs and other firms pursuing digital transformation around the world.

Whether a client uses its in-house broker (ViewTrade Securities, Inc.), handles brokerage yourself, or uses other firms for brokerage, clearing and custody, they can work with third parties using the ViewTrade technology.

The platform features:

  • Pre-market, post-market and overnight trading of U.S. equities
  • Access to global markets via our established network of executing partners and exchange memberships
  • Fractional share and dollar-based investing
  • Single and multi-leg options
  • Retail and omnibus account services
  • Introducing broker services to established clearing firms and custodians
  • Brokerage and operations support in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hebrew, and Spanish
  • Pricing flexibility that aligns with your revenue models

Forthcoming additions to the ViewTrade offering include:

  • Introducing next-generation web and mobile apps
  • Introducing expanded bank custody relationships and services
  • Introducing enhanced version of ViewTrade’s Watchmen platform, the OMS for Retail
  • Introducing new products targeting long-term and high net-worth investors
  • Establishing ViewTrade’s first full-service international operations center to meet the needs of financial services firms catering to non-U.S. residents

Securities and brokerage services are provided by ViewTrade Securities Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC. Technology and business solutions are provided by Orbis Systems Inc.  Orbis and ViewTrade Securities Inc. are affiliated and collectively referred to as “ViewTrade”.

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