Exclusive: Capital.com Chief Market Strategist David Jones resigns
FNG Exclusive… FNG has learned that Retail FX and CFD broker Capital.com’s longtime Chief Market Strategist, David Jones, has resigned from the company.
David Jones, one of the more recognizable faces and voices in the FX/CFDs research sector, has been with Capital.com since 2018. Previously he was Chief Market Strategist at IG Group for six years (2007-2013), and held a similar position as Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets from 2005-2007. He has also hosted a regular BBC radio show on financial issues, and has worked as a writer for Shares magazine.
Interestingly, David Jones leaves Capital.com soon after his former boss at IG, Peter Hetherington (who was IG’s COO during Mr. Jones’ tenure at the firm), took over as CEO of Capital.com. Capital.com is controlled by Viktor Prokopenya, a Belarusian lawyer and computer scientist living in London.
Mr. Jones posted the following note regarding his departure today on social media:
After more than four years, this week is my last one at Capital.com
It has been something of a roller coaster since 2018, with seldom a dull moment – but I decided a few months ago it was time for some new challenges.
I’m looking forward to a break – and then doing some projects on my own around client education, amongst other things. If you think there could be an opportunity for us to work together then do get in touch.
I worked with lots of good people at Capital. Great to work with Vasil Velev again after our time with T212, taking the Capital YouTube channel from a standing start to around 170k subscribers, with (subjectively) the best content out there.
Also thanks to Christopher Demetriou for some interesting work with the higher net worth clients, Shamillia Sivathambu for handling all the PR and it was good to work with Kypros Zoumidou for a few months again. Special thanks to Nikolai Markovnik, who was a superb manager during my time there.
All the best to everyone at Capital for the future.
September 15, 2022 @ 9:03 pm
Many midsize brokers cutting costs and that includes laying-off cost centers like research. Richard perry laid of by hantec, Andrew Saks by ETX, Jasper Lawler. The list is long.
September 16, 2022 @ 10:37 am
September 16, 2022 @ 12:02 pm
ya right he ‘resigned’ without another job in sight. more like he turned down ‘hey you can work for us for free now cause we ain’t payin you no mo’