FNG Exclusive… FNG has learned that FX industry veteran Salim Sebbata has joined the Trade.com group, to lead their business development efforts.

Salim Sebbata was previously Head of Middle East for CMC Markets from 2016-2018, and was with E*Trade from 2004-2010, serving as a board member of E*Trade’s Dubai operation and as VP-Head of Middle East for the company.

Based in the London office, the company told FNG that Salim’s goal will be to meet business partners and to grow the business, which already boasts offices in a range of European and non-European cities.

Salim told us:

“TRADE.com is a fast moving innovator in the online trading and investing space, with a great management team that is easy to like and to work alongside.”

TRADE.com, which falls under the umbrella of various regulated companies, offers clients a variety of innovative investment types which include IPOs, Thematic Investing, DMA on hundreds of thousands of assets, Asset Management services, as well as Spread Betting and CFDs which is the core business.

Trade.com is operated by CySEC-licensed Trade Capital Holding (TCH) Limited. The company also owns FCA-regulated Livemarkets.com in London. The companies were established in 2014 by former Playtech executive Roei Gavish, who continues to act as the group’s Managing Director.

We asked Salim what the future holds for the retail investing industry:

“Trading and investing has come a long way since the 1990s. The disruption and disintermediation of traditional financial services will continue. Clients are optimizing their investments and finances with multiple apps and services. It is down to us to create relevant products and services. “

Roei Gavish, CEO of TRADE.com, added:

“We are happy to welcome Salim to the TRADE.com team. He will be instrumental in introducing our new line of products into new global markets.”