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Ignacio Corral Joins GCEX as UK Operations Continue To Grow

26 February 2024 Ignacio Corral, former Senior Associate at the FCA, has joined GCEX (GCEX Group) as the digital prime brokerage’s dedicated UK Compliance Officer. His appointment reflects the growth of GCEX’s UK-based operations which are regulated by the FCA.

Ignacio Corral, a qualified lawyer, joins GCEX from Rede Partners LLP where he was Legal & Compliance Manager. Prior to that, he was Senior Compliance Manager at easyMoney. He spent over five years as Senior Associate at the FCA where he worked across different departments including Crypto Assets Authorisation, Investment Banking Supervision and International.

Ignacio joins the firm at a time of expansion, in terms of both business and team growth. Another new addition to the team is chartered accountant, Helen Man who has joined GCEX as Financial Controller. With previous experience from Stifel, Zodia Custody and TP ICAP, Helen will be managing the day-to-day finances across GCEX Group’s multiple entities including the UK, Denmark and Dubai.

Lars Holst, Founder & CEO, GCEX commented, “At GCEX, we place a lot of emphasis on finding the right people to work within our business and I am delighted to welcome both Ignacio and Helen to our team. Ignacio’s appointment as our first dedicated UK Compliance Officer reinforces our commitment to growing our business in the UK. As we continue our expansion across all regions, the complexity of our financial operations has increased. Helen’s appointment, working across all entities, demonstrates further investment across our Group.”

Ignacio Corral, UK Compliance Officer, GCEX said, “I wanted to work in a growing company where I can make a big impact. There’s a lot of talent here and it’s great to be joining the GCEX team.”

Helen Man, Financial Controller, GCEX added, “I was really keen to work in a fast-growth, ambitious firm, building on my experience from the investment banking sector and the crypto world. I feel strongly that there’s a great future for digital assets so GCEX ticked so many boxes for me!”

GCEX Group enables institutional and professional clients to access deep liquidity in FX and CFDs on digital assets, as well as digital assets spot trading and conversion, and offers a broad range of Forex brokerage and crypto-native technology solutions – XplorDigital. XplorDigital includes the firm’s plug-and-play solutions, ‘Crypto in a Box’ and ‘Broker in a Box’ and comprises of technology-agnostic platforms covering regulation, regulated custody solutions, staking solutions, safety of funds, tier 1 and deep liquidity, connectivity to the biggest price makers, advanced risk management, and innovative technology partnerships.

Headquartered in London, with multiple offices across the globe, GCEX is regulated by the UK’s FCA, registered with the Danish FSA as a VASP and currency exchange and has been granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider license by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority. True Global Ventures are investors in GCEX.