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Leadership

Meet our Team

Advanced Markets was founded in 2006. The firm is a pioneer bringing true Direct Market Access (DMA) to the foreign exchange and precious metals markets. We are a leading provider of wholesale liquidity, technology, and credit solutions to brokers and banks globally, and our team members are a huge part of our success.

Anthony Brocco

Founder & CEO

Anthony founded Advanced Markets in 2006 and has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director since the firm’s inception. Prior to starting the firm, he ran trading and brokerage operations in the foreign exchange options and commodity futures markets. He is the chief architect of Advanced Markets’ direct market access (DMA)-based liquidity, credit and technology solutions for wholesale and institutional clients. Anthony has travelled widely in the US, Europe and Asia, where Advanced Markets powers the FX trading infrastructure for leading brokers in the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Geoffrey Gooch

Chief Financial Officer; Chief Compliance Officer

Geoff has served as a Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Advanced Markets since the firm’s inception in 2006. Before joining the firm, he served as the head of compliance and back-office operations for several FCMs and Introducing brokerage firms.

During the 16 years he has worked in the FX and Commodity Futures markets, he developed regulatory compliance programs for a number of CFTC registered and NFA member organizations.

Prior to starting his career he studied Finance at the University of Florida.

Michael Cairns

Chief Operations Officer

Michael serves as Advanced Markets’ Chief Operations Officer, overseeing the firm’s internal processes and many of its external business relationships, as well as assisting in the planning of core strategy. Michael’s career in global financial markets spans close to 30 years and incorporates extensive exposure to both FX and Interest-Rate trading.

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michael has held senior managerial positions at several major European Banks, both in New York and the UK. Prior to joining Advanced Markets in 2015, Michael held the position of CEO at one of the world’s leading retail FX brokers, FX Solutions LLC. With FX Solutions since its inception in 2001, he was instrumental in helping develop the firm’s proprietary trading and risk management systems including its core pricing algorithms. Michael also concurrently served as an Executive Director and Board member of City Index Ltd, the UK-based CFD broker which purchased FX Solutions in 2008. Amongst other things, his role at City Index included full responsibility for the firm’s Americas and Middle East business regions.

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