Director Of Institutional Sales Michael Nichols Is Leaving Prime Broker TopFX
On December 24, Michael Nichols, the Director of Institutional Sales at Institutional-focused
prime broker TopFX, announced on his LinkedIn post about his departure from the company. He however did not give the reason for leaving the firm nor disclose any further details about his next move.
Nichols joined the Cyprus-based firm as head of institutional sales in April 2019. TopFX’s move to hire him was based on the need to help the company develop its bottom-line sales and build the company’s reach of its newly launched business operations during that time. In October 2019, TopFX promoted Nichols to serve as the Director of Institutional Sales.
Nichols’ extensive experience is what influenced TopFX to appoint him to guide the strategy and vision of its institutional sales department. During that time, the company announced plans for expanding its business into non-EU economies and the launch of a new program for asset managers and market intermediaries.
Before working at TopFX, Nichols served as B2B sales consultant at Panda Trading Systems, a leading technology provider in the world of online brokerage. At PandaTS, Nichols played a crucial role in helping brokers and introducing them to Panda’s technology to help them manage their brokerage businesses and increase their KPIs.
Prior to that, Nichols worked in multiple other firms. He worked as an account manager at 24Options, a major CFD and forex firm from October 2017 to May 2018. Other firms where he started developing his FX industry sales experience include Randstad Technologies US, Edward Jones Investments financial services company, and MindGeek information technology firm.
Nichols’ departure comes at a time when in recent months TopFX shifted its business focus from its traditional 2B2 business – offering liquidity solutions to retail FX brokers – to operating and promoting its own retail FX brand. Last year, the firm established an EU retail FX site, after it launched an offshore brokerage operation in Seychelles.
Nichols talked about his departure and stated: “It has been an exciting journey working as Head of Institutional sales TOPFX LTD, I would like to personally thank the company and team for everything I have learned throughout my three years at TopFX. I have met some truly amazing people, learned a lot, and watched the institutional department grow. Although bitter-sweet, I look forward to the next chapter in my life and continuing my career working for companies that shape the industry and have a clear strategic focus on expansion. Happy holidays to TopFX and to all the people that make it.”
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