FX Veteran Lars Hornsleth Joins Jump Trading to Head APAC Business

The Singaporean unit of financial services company, Jump Trading has onboarded Lars Hornsleth as its new Director for institutional business development in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Hornsleth’s Linkedin profile, he joined the company earlier this month and is based in Singapore.

Hornsleth is well-known in the forex industry with three decades of experience, spending most of his career in the APAC region. Additionally, his experiences are focused on institutional sales.

“I have contributed to the successful business and revenue growth for leading European banks in Asia-Pacific,” he wrote on Linkedin.

A Long Career in Forex

Hornsleth joined Jump Trading after spending two years at GAIN Capital. There, as a vice president, he headed its institutional business development unit in the APAC region.

Prior to that, he was at IG Singapore as the head of institutional sales for almost four years, where he was responsible for IG’s brand building in the APAC region.

However, his most recognizable tenure was at Saxo Bank. He joined the Danish bank in early 2004 as a manager of its institutional accounts in Asia-Pacific and later moved to its Singapore entity as a director, heading the institutional business in the region.

He spent over a decade at the two Saxo units combined and mostly worked in growing and developing the company’s institutional business. Furthermore, he oversaw the sales and trading activities across all asset classes and handled the budget of growing business in the APAC region.

Hornsleth started his career at Denmark’s Nordea Bank and moved to Singapore as a senior manager of global markets for the bank. He later moved to the Singaporean unit of Danske Bank in a similar role and also had a short stint outside the forex industry.

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