ETX Capital Promotes Kayleigh Lewis as New COO

Financial spread betting and CFDs provider, ETX Capital has promoted Kayleigh Lewis as its new chief operations officer, Finance Magnates has learned.

Lewis was previously the head of operations at ETX and spent over nine-and-a-half years with the brokerage. As seen on her Linkedin profile, she held many roles with the brokerage, including the head of client support and client on-boarding analyst.

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Before that, she spent almost three years with WorldSpreads Group in a couple of roles.

“The business has changed and grown immensely during my time here and I am very excited to be part of the new era at ETX under new ownership,” Lewis told Finance Magnates. “We have exciting times ahead as a business with new opportunities for both clients and employees, and I am looking forward to work with the team to further grow our exceptional client experience and our award-winning trading technology.”

Management Changes under New Owner 

This promotion came after the closure of ETX’s acquisition by Swiss private equity firm Guru Capital. The two companies agreed on the deal last May, but was waiting for the regulatory approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). UK-based JRJ Group previously owned ETX Capital.

Neither of them disclosed the financials involved in the deal.

Headquartered in London, ETX Capital is operating in the forex industry since 2002 and has aggressively focused on international expansion since 2010. It entered Germany and South Africa before opening local offices in Greece, Spain, and Denmark.

ETX is also strengthening its existing teams, especially its technology department. Finance Magnates earlier reported that the brokerage hired Gergely Bacsó as its new chief technology officer for improving the platform’s client experience and also further building TraderPro.

Earlier this year, ETX Capital’s long-running co-CEO, John Wilson, retired after spending a decade with the brokerage. He shared the apex role with Philip Adler, who was promoted to co-CEO in February 2019. Adler is currently running the brokerage.

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