Meet Our Team

Anthony Brocco

Anthony Brocco

Founder & CEO, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Anthony Brocco

Founder & CEO, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Anthony Brocco

Geoffrey Gooch

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Geoffrey Gooch

Geoffrey Gooch

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Geoffrey Gooch

Michael Cairns

Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Michael Cairns

Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Markets Group

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.

Nina Baksh

Managing Director, Advanced Markets (U.K.) Ltd

As Managing Director of Advanced Markets (U.K.) Ltd, Nina is tasked with running the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as ensuring that all regulatory obligations are fully met. Nina has over 17 years of experience in financial services, particularly within the E-FX and CFD markets, where she held senior management roles at several large brokerages.

Nina Baksh

Managing Director, Advanced Markets (U.K.) Ltd

As Managing Director of Advanced Markets (U.K.) Ltd, Nina is tasked with running the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as ensuring that all regulatory obligations are fully met. Nina has over 17 years of experience in financial services, particularly within the E-FX and CFD markets, where she held senior management roles at several large brokerages.

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