Spotex Hires Euronext FX’s Paul Ainsworth for Institutional Sales
FX institutional ECN Spotex has announced the hiring of Paul Ainsworth as a managing director for global institutional sales. The hiring comes as the company is rolling out new, institutional liquidity streams, partnerships, and innovations to its FX ECN.
“I am excited to join Spotex because it is bringing exciting innovations to the institutional FX market and has tremendous growth potential,” said Ainsworth. “I look forward to working with a team that has deep experience in bringing technology and liquidity solutions to market.”
In 2020, Spotex introduced dark streaming functionality and full-amount streams, which incorporate the firm’s proprietary performance-based matching logic. In addition to several new business partnerships, the company said that it has a pipeline of additional innovations to deploy in 2021.
“We are thrilled to have Paul join Spotex at this pivotal moment in our evolution,” said Spotex CEO John Miesner. “Paul’s deep client relationships and market knowledge will enable us to develop new solutions with a wider set of institutional market participants.”
Prior to joining Spotex, Paul Ainsworth served for more than 15 years in key roles at a foreign exchange ECN as well as two leading FX banks. He most recently was Global Head of Sales at Euronext FX, having originally joined the Fastmatch ECN in 2015, which was acquired by Euronext in 2017 and was subsequently renamed Euronext FX. Before that, he worked in institutional FX sales at UBS and at Barclays Capital.
Spotex enables institutions to trade in a low latency ECN central limit order book (CLOB) or their own disclosed DMA liquidity pools with preferred liquidity providers. Leading FX bank and non-bank liquidity providers are connected to Spotex.
Liquidity on the Spotex ECN is differentiated by natural customer order flows from global FX brokers, which use Spotex’s proprietary retail broker technology.
The company said that clients also benefit from Spotex’s multiple Prime Broker clearing model, which enables access to liquidity from multiple prime brokers without incurring additional fees and Spotex’s proprietary ECN matching logic, which rewards high performing liquidity providers as well as micro-second execution speeds, and true 24/5 operation, without end-of-day shutdowns.
Spotex provides foreign exchange technology and liquidity solutions to the global foreign exchange markets. It operates the Spotex ECN, which is supported by leading FX bank liquidity providers and FX prime brokers. Spotex is headquartered in the Newport Financial Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.