A former managing director at Goldman Sachs is to join the foreign exchange trading business founded by BarCap’s former e-FX trading boss, David Cooney.
Tom Robinson – the former global head of e-FX sales at Goldman Sachs – will join MFX Compass as head of MFX Compass Sales with responsibility for international distribution.
In a statement, David Cooney, chief executive officer of MahiFX – the parent company of MFX Compass – said: “Tom will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions and services to our clients.”
Robinson has held a variety of senior roles at major financial institutions. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 from Barclays Capital.
In 2012, Robinson was promoted to global head of e-FX at Goldman with additional responsibility for Asia, having previously looked after e-FX sales for Europe and New York.
Before joining Goldman, Robinson was an associate director at BarCap and had worked in a variety of sales roles at Bloomberg.
On joining the company, he said: “In a very short period of time the company has cemented its standing as a technological innovator in the sector.
“I look forward to contributing to and furthering the momentum and successes that the company has already achieved.”
MFX Compass supplies banks, corporations and hedge funds with FX trading technology.