Kazuaki Takabatake appointed Asia Pacific CEO of OANDA
Singapore – 1 June 2016 - OANDA a global leader in online multi-asset trading services, is pleased to announce Kazuaki Takabatake has joined the firm as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. An industry veteran with close to 25 years experience across the financial services and FinTech sectors, Kazuaki will be responsible for driving OANDA’s continued growth across the region.
Ed Eger, President & CEO of OANDA Corporation, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Kaz to the firm. A seasoned professional, he brings with him a wealth of experience in the financial services sector and a deep-seated knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region, which will be invaluable as we look to shape the company’s global and regional strategies in the months to come.”
Kazuaki Takabatake commented, “I am thrilled to be joining OANDA at such a unique stage in the firm’s growth story. While the company’s regional operations have borne tremendous success over the last three years, increasing active clients by 100 percent during this period alone, a host of untapped opportunities remain in the market that are yet to be realised. I’m confident we can continue to fuel OANDA’s expansion throughout Asia Pacific by further developing our award-winning platform and world-class multi-asset trading services.”
Takabatake’s appointment further demonstrates OANDA’s ongoing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, most notably the key markets of Singapore, Japan, Greater China and Australia. The company combines cutting-edge trading technology and exceptional execution across a wide range of asset classes, in order to enable clients to trade global market indices, commodities, treasuries, precious metals and currencies both on fxTrade and MT4 platforms.
OANDA transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to online trading. The company’s industry-leading online trading platform introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including automated execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. In 2015, OANDA was honoured to receive the “Best Customer Service” and “Best Mobile Platform” awards in Investment Trends’ 2015, USA Leveraged FX Reports; “Overall Client Satisfaction”, “Customer Service” and “Value for Money” in Investment Trends 2015 UK Financial Spread Betting, CFD & FX Report; “No. 1 FX Broker for High-Value Clients” and “Largest FX Broker by primary market share” in Investment Trends 2015 Singapore CFD & FX Report; and "Value for Money" and "Educational Materials" in Investment Trends, 2015 Australia FX Report.
OANDA was the one of the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Exchange Rates® data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.
OANDA has seven offices worldwide, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney. OANDA is fully regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
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