About us

Leading financial technology for fair and efficient markets.

We are a leading quantitative-driven electronic market-maker partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

STREAMING LIQUIDITY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR 2018 (Risk.net)

XTX Markets is a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

 

XTX MARKETS IN NUMBERS

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105
Employees at XTX

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$150bn
Daily volume across asset classes

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>25%
Tier 1 Capital Ratio

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42PB / 440TB / 29360 Cores
Usable storage, RAM & cores in our research cluster

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40 sites
Data centres we are present in globally

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Our Values

Our pricing is about being smart and precise - not the fastest. In a changing world XTX Markets is at the forefront of making financial markets fairer and more efficient for all.

  • TRANSPARENCY
  • FAIRNESS
  • COLLABORATION
  • EXCELLENCE
Our People
DR. ALEX GERKO
Alex Gerko - Founder & Co-CEO
FOUNDER & CO-CEO

Alex is the Founder and co-CEO of XTX Markets. He started his financial career in equities and subsequently in FX at Deutsche Bank. Most recently, he headed up the market-making team at GSA Capital.

DR. ZAR AMROLIA
Zar Amrolia - CEO
CO-CEO

Zar, co-CEO, has over 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry. He started his career at Credit Suisse before joining Deutsche Bank. He became a Partner Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and more recently, Zar was Global Head of FX and then Co-Head of FICC at Deutsche Bank.

DR. MIKE WILLIAMSON
Mike Williamson - Head of Core Technology
HEAD OF CORE TECHNOLOGY

Mike is head of the Core Technology team at XTX Markets and has more than 30 years of software/IT experience. He started his career in finance at D. E. Shaw & Co. before moving to KBC Financial Products and then Daiwa Capital Markets where he was Deputy Head of Technology. Prior to joining XTX Markets, Mike was the CTO at Renshaw Bay LLP.

Eric Swanson
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CEO - XTX Markets (Americas)

Eric is head of XTX’s Americas business and arrived from Bats Global Markets where he had been General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2008. Prior to Bats, he served for more than a decade in various roles at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including as Assistant Director with responsibility for oversight of exchange and broker trading systems.

MICHAEL IRWIN
Michael Irwin - COO
COO

Mike is XTX Markets’ COO and has held a number of senior positions within the firms he has worked at. Most recently he was Co-Head of the Global Prime Brokerage business at Morgan Stanley and latterly, Chief Operating Officer for Listed Derivatives, Futures Execution & Fixed Income at State Street.

JAMES BOWLER
James Bowler - CFO
CFO

James is our CFO and started his career at RBS before moving onto roles at BNP Paribas and Merrill Lynch supporting the global rates and currencies desks in financial planning. Prior to XTX Markets he was European Finance Director at KCG, an independent electronic market-making firm.

Bernard Denis
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CCO

Bernie is the Chief Compliance Officer at XTX having joined from Winton Capital where he was Director – Compliance. Previously, he worked at PWC as a Director in the regulatory practice and as a Senior Trading Specialist and Compliance Examiner for the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.  Prior to that he worked as an equities trader at Deutsche Bank for over a decade.

Andrew Brand
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Head of Operational Risk

Andrew is Head of Operational Risk at XTX Markets. He started his career in IT at RBS and the Bank of New York before joining Threadneedle Investments where he moved into Risk. Before XTX Markets he was Head of Operational Risk at Close Brothers and is the textbook author for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) exam ‘Risk in Financial Services’.

OLI JOHN
Oli John - Head of IT Infrastructure
HEAD OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE

Oli is Head of the IT Infrastructure team at XTX Markets. He started his career at the quant hedge fund D. E. Shaw & Co., before heading up IT Infrastructure teams at KBC Financial Products and GSA Capital before joining XTX Markets.

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