GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc (NYSE: GCAP), a provider of online trading services, today, has opened an office in Singapore to expand business development efforts in Asia for GAIN GTX, the company’s institutional electronic communications network (ECN).
The GAIN GTX ECN is designed for institutional traders such as banks, hedge funds, asset managers, CTA’s and high frequency trading companies. GAIN GTX provides a fully anonymous trading environment with advanced algorithmic trading capabilities, sophisticated order management and routing tools and access to foreign exchange liquidity through an extensive network of prime broker relationships. Aside from the ECN, GAIN GTX also offers an aggregation service of either disclosed or anonymous liquidity via its customisable prioritisation features within the software.
"Since launching in March 2010, GAIN GTX has attracted a diverse client base due to its superior technology, peer-to-peer trading capabilities, and the deep liquidity of our prime brokerage partners," says Vincent Sangiovanni (pictured), chief operating officer of GAIN GTX. "With the second largest hedge fund industry in Asia, we believe there’s a great opportunity for GAIN GTX in Singapore, and we intend to use the office as a regional hub for our business."
Henry Pek will lead the sales effort for GAIN GTX Singapore Pte Ltd and will report to Graham Beale, head of GAIN GTX international sales. A local Singaporean with nearly twenty years of financial services experience, Pek has served in various sales and business development roles in companies such as CMC Markets, Jardine Fleming Futures and Standard Chartered Futures.