Board of Directors
Stuart has worked in the retail trading sector for 28 years. His career began at City Index where he headed the financial trading desk before leaving in 1999 to set up Financial Spreads and then subsequently the spread betting and CFD arm for Man Financial. His industry experience extended to senior managerial positions with IG Group and ETX Capital. He joined Finsa as Chief Operating Officer in 2014, before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2018.
Andrew MerryDirector and Head of Compliance
Andrew has 20 years’ experience in the Spread Betting and CFD industry. He started his career as an Interest Rate Swap Broker for MW Marshalls in London in 1993, leaving after two years to help establish the Spread Betting product offering for William Hill. He remained at William Hill for five years, during which time he rose from Junior Trader to Head of Trading.
In 2000 he was approached by Cantor Fitzgerald, where he helped set up the Financial Spread Betting Desk, taking sole responsibility for equity products. In 2003 he was made a Partner of BGC. He moved desk in 2003 to help rescue a flagging business, Cantor Sport where he quickly took over the Head Trader role. In 2005 he was instated as Head Trader of Cantor Spreadfair, the world’s first interactive Spread Betting Exchange.
In early 2009 Andrew decided to emigrate to Australia with his family. In 2010 he set up London Capital Group Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of London Capital Group Holdings Plc., in Sydney. The company provided CFD trading facilities. He ran the company as Managing Director and as Compliance Officer until the start of 2013.
Andrew took on the role as chief executive at Finsa PTY at the start of 2014 and, since relocating back to London in the summer of 2017, has been appointed Finsa’s COO and Head of Compliance.
Kevin TaylorNon-Executive Director
With both a legal and accounting background Kevin spent five years working for the Audit Commission before moving into financial services regulation in 1986 as Senior Compliance Manager at the AFBD, and SFA (forerunners of the FSA and FCA), responsible inter alia for the regulation of retail derivatives brokers. He left to become COO of City Index Limited for five years and in 1997 resigned to become CEO and co-founder of FinSpreads. After merging FinSpreads into IFX Group PLC he left to establish more internationally focussed WorldSpreads leaving there in 2007 to become CEO of ETX Capital. In 2010 he founded Finsa Pty Ltd being both CEO and Chairman before becoming a director and now non-executive director of Finsa Europe.