BidX Markets taps James Roddy to lead institutional sales

BidX Markets, an FCA-regulated multi-asset liquidity solutions provider, has onboarded FX industry veteran James Roddy as director of institutional sales.

Roddy took up his new role earlier in June, according to information made public on his LinkedIn profile. He will help consolidate BidX Markets’ operations in the wholesale FX market, bringing two decades of FX expertise to the role.

The experience he gained over his nearly 23 years in the prime brokerage space likely influenced BidX’s decision to hire him to lead its institutional sales department.

Roddy most recently worked at London-based digital asset clearing network BOSONIC, where he was responsible for institutional sales. Previously, he spent six years as Business Development Manager at VIBHS Financial UK. Prior to that, he held a similar position at ICM Capital between 2013 and 2016.

Other steps include various roles at Valbury Capital, ODL Securities, BGC Partners and TP ICAP, in a career dating back to 1999.

Simon Blackledge, CEO and Founder of BidX Markets, said: “As a growing trading solutions provider, we have expanded our team over the past few months to maintain the highest level of service and support that our business customers are used to it. I am delighted to welcome James Roddy to our team as our new Head of Institutional Sales. He has a remarkable network within the financial services industry and an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets that is second to none.

New Head of Institutional Sales James Roddy BidX Markets said: “I am extremely pleased to join BidX Markets, a company that attracted me because of the integrity the business is built on and the work ethic respectable on which she became well known. for. BidX Markets’ outstanding reputation in the industry and the high level of customer service it provides to professional clients is what makes me proud to be part of this team.

He continued, “The company is constantly evolving and improving its service offering to lead the way in terms of providing the most advanced trading environment for professional traders. I’m excited to be working on new pioneering projects which we will be announcing more in the very near future.

Launched in 2021, BidX Markets provides personalized access for brokers, asset managers and funds to industry-leading liquidity, connectivity and distribution services.

The decision to hire Roddy is clearly aimed at driving sales and expanding the reach of BidX Markets operations in prime brokerage. The firm targets mid-sized hedge funds and family offices with a dedicated institutional offering which the firm believes will generate a lucrative market opportunity.

The BidX Markets founding team is made up of industry experts from Barclays Capital, LMAX and BNP Paribas. The company also features technology partners including Beeks Financial Cloud, Your Bourse and Gold-i.

Sallie R. Loera