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Press release

London, 30 May 2024

LMAX Group appoints Chris Knight as Managing Director

London, 30 May 2024 – LMAX Group, a leading operator of institutional exchanges for FX and digital assets trading, today announced the appointment of Chris Knight to the role of Managing Director. Chris will be relocating from Sydney to London and will take up the role over the summer.

In his new position, Chris will initially focus on overseeing the operations and future growth strategy of the LMAX Digital business, the institutional crypto currency exchange, operated by LMAX Group, whilst Jenna Wright, Managing Director, is on maternity leave.

Chris is an experienced financial markets professional having spent over 30 years in capital markets and FX and brings with him an extensive global network of institutional client and industry relationships.

His distinguished career includes serving eight years as APAC Head of Distribution and Liquidity Optimisation at XTX Markets, the electronic market maker, and over ten years at Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for its e-commerce strategy across FX, Rates and Credit, working on e-FX trading applications, including a non-deliverable forwards-pricing engine, FX aggregation strategies, and algorithmic and model trading. Chris started his career as an FX trader and spent over a decade working in Asia, based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Most recently, Chris has held several industry roles as Director and President of ACI Australia and he is also a member of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee (AFXC), a representative forum of the Australian foreign exchange market.

David Mercer, CEO, LMAX Group, said: “Chris has an excellent track record and pedigree in financial markets, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the Group. His previous experience in global distribution, automated trading and liquidity provision across asset classes, combined with his breadth of institutional relationships will be of great benefit to the business as we continue to deliver our FX and digital assets capabilities to the market.”

Chris Knight, Managing Director, LMAX Group, added: “LMAX Group has established itself as a fast-growing global business which sits at the crossroads of traditional and decentralised finance. LMAX Digital is leading the way in institutional trading of digital assets and I’m looking forward to leveraging my knowledge and network, working with David, Jenna, and the rest of the senior leadership team to help deliver on their strategic vision.”

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