Unique: Former iS Prime Asia head Will Robbins joins Velocity Commerce

FNG Unique… Following our earlier FNG Unique report that Will Robbins had left his place as Head of Asia for London based mostly Prime-of-Prime dealer iS Prime, FNG has discovered that Will has now joined Canada based mostly brokerage and wealth administration agency Velocity Commerce.

Will Robbins will probably be based mostly in Australia for his new position with Velocity Commerce, with the title of Director. He will probably be centered on constructing out the multi-asset providing for the Group within the Asia area, and can help within the lately launched enterprise based mostly in Singapore.

Will had been with iS Prime since 2017 earlier than departing earlier this yr, heading iS Prime’s Hong Kong workplace and overseeing their Asia operations. His departure got here quickly after iS Prime shook up its C-Suite at headquarters in London, with co-founders Raj Sitlani and Jonathan Brewer exiting the enterprise.

Spencer Davey, Velocity Commerce Managing Director for Asia Pacific mentioned,

“We’re more than happy to welcome Will to the Velocity Commerce crew within the area. He has distinctive pedigree in rising a enterprise in Asia and he will probably be an actual asset for the group throughout a number of enterprise traces.”

Will Robbins provides,

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of Velocity Commerce, business leaders in multi-asset brokerage and execution companies. I’m trying ahead to working with an skilled international crew at such an thrilling time within the group’s improvement. The standard and breadth of merchandise supplied, together with the wonderful technical assist, will allow us to supply a complete service to our rising consumer base within the Asia area.”

Primarily based in Toronto, Velocity Commerce employs over 200 professionals that present company and institutional shoppers execution and custody companies in a large number of worldwide over-the-counter (OTC) and change listed markets. Velocity Commerce gives companies in a broad vary of markets, together with: (i) overseas change hedging, buying and selling, settlement and prime of prime; (ii) international fairness, mounted earnings, funds, structured merchandise; and (iii) company finance and advisory. Velocity Commerce has workplaces in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Cape City, Bridgetown, Sydney, and Auckland. Late final yr US based mostly Wedbush Monetary made a “important funding” in Velocity Commerce, making it Velocity’s largest outdoors shareholder.