Exclusive: Blueberry Markets Hires Vantage’s Ex-Executive as Trading and Operations Head

<p dir="ltr">Christopher Nelson-Smith has left Vantage after eight years to join Blueberry Markets as the Head of Trading And Operations, Finance Magnates learned exclusively. In his new role, he is responsible for maximizing eFX and contracts for differences (CFDs) in trading revenue by optimizing the trade flow of all our products.</p><p dir="ltr">Blueberry Strengthens Executive Roles</p><p dir="ltr">Blueberry Markets is headquartered in Australia and offers trading services with a range of asset classes, covering FX, metals, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices, and Share CFDs. The broker is regulated by the local Australian authority, ASIC, and has authorization in two offshore jurisdictions, Vanuatu and St Vincent and the Grenadines.</p><p dir="ltr">As the Head of Trading And Operations of Blueberry Markets, Nelson-Smith will be responsible for liquidity and developing as well as executing the company's trading and risk management strategy.</p><p dir="ltr">Last year, Blueberry Markets made a few changes to strengthen its management. It recently <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/executives/moves/james-oneill-joins-blueberry-markets-as-senior-executive/">onboarded James O'Neill</a>, the former CEO of FairMarkets, as a Senior Executive and <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/executives/moves/blueberry-markets-elevates-jack-fung-to-cfo/">promoted Jack Fung</a> to the Chief Financial Officer early last year.</p><p dir="ltr">Experience with Multiple Brokers</p><p dir="ltr">In his professional career since 2007, Nelson-Smith has worked with multiple retail FX and CFDs brokerage brands. Most recently, he was with Vantage, where he worked for eight years and separated as one of its Directors and Head of Risk. He joined Vantage, another Australia-headquartered broker, as a Senior Trader in early 2016 and was promoted shortly thereafter.</p><p dir="ltr">From early 2019 until November 2022, he was a Director at <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/forex/vt-markets-joins-financial-commission-in-response-to-rising-dispute-resolution-needs/">VT Markets</a>, a subsidiary of Vantage.</p><p dir="ltr">According to his LinkedIn profile, Nelson-Smith started his career as a Dealer at the London-based City Index and then moved to the Sydney offices of GAIN Capital as a Senior Market Maker. GAIN Capital, owned by Jefferies, controls the City Index and Forex.com brands.</p><p dir="ltr">Participate in Our Fraud Survey: Your Opinion Matters! </p><p dir="ltr">We invite you to participate in our joint survey conducted by FXStreet and Finance Magnates Group, which explores prevalent online financial fraud types, platforms used for fraudulent activities, effectiveness of countermeasures, and challenges faced by companies in tackling such fraud. Your valuable insights will help inform future strategies and resource allocation in combating financial fraud. </p><p dir="ltr">Social Media Scams: Help Shape the Fight with <a href="https://www.financemagnates.com/forex/social-media-scams-help-shape-the-fight-with-your-2024-survey-participation/">Your 2024 Survey Participation</a></p>

This article was written by Arnab Shome at www.financemagnates.com.

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