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Asian Futures Trading Group Appoints Quinhou Global Head of FX Sales – 20-Year Veteran to Build Firm’s Institutional FX Business from Hong Kong

Asian Futures Trading Group, an independent futures and commodities brokerage and clearing firm in Hong Kong, announced today that Matthew Quinhou, a 20-year veteran of the foreign exchange (FX) industry, has joined the firm as Global Head of FX Sales.

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Quinhou is charged with growing the firm’s institutional FX presence, particularly among commodity trading advisors (CTAs), hedge funds and FX portfolio managers.

Reporting to Phillip Wei, Executive Director and Head of FX, Quinhou is building out the operation from Asian Futures Trading Group’s Hong Kong office with plans to expand globally next year.

Wei said: “We’re thrilled that Matt has joined our team to direct our business development efforts in FX. We have established a robust infrastructure to support our growing institutional FX business. With this foundation, Matt can take us to the next level with his great breadth of experience and strong relationships in the global FX community.”

Quinhou said: “Complementing Asian Futures Trading Group’s strong futures clearing and execution capabilities and established footprint in managed futures, our FX trading operation is ideally positioned to leverage the firm’s solid platform by providing both cash and exchange-for-physical (EFP) pricing on a global basis. We are focused solely on client business, providing full market access, coverage and transparency. Our goal is to provide the unrivaled level of customer service that Asian FTG client base has come to expect.”

Quinhou earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics and finance from the University of Sydney.

 

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Charity at Asian-FTG (www.asian-ftg.com) Annual Energy Meeting

Event raises nearly $1.8 Million since its inception

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Members of Asian Futures Trading Group community (staff, clients and industry representatives) gathered for the Annual Energy Meeting in support of People in Need®, the Hong Kong organization for people who need a helping hand. The Meeting raised approximately $230,000.

“We’d like to thank the energy industry for coming out in force last night and across the years to the Energy Meeting in support of this important charity,” said Sarah Whitmore, Director of Energy Department at Asian FTG. “We’re proud to announce that the total money rose from all the events total nearly $1.9 million, providing much needed support to People in Need and families it helps.”

Each year the aim is to make the Meeting an uplifting, out-of-this world experience, and this year’s theme transported guests to future. The ballroom was cloaked in black and white, with bright stars and green lasers adding to the evening’s mystique. Greeters dressed as Jedi knights welcomed the approximately 600 guests.

All proceeds from the Energy Meeting will support People in Need’s wide-ranging initiatives, including: research; and the People in Need Helping Hands endeavor, a program of volunteers that tackles home re-design development projects necessary to facilitate any special needs.

“We are delighted that People in Need® are again the beneficiary charity of the Energy Meeting. The fundraising at the event over the years has been tremendous and continues to give us an amazing boost in our work to help and support people who need a helping hand, would like to thank everyone involved in the Energy Meeting,” said People in Need® Chief Executive Dan Wu-Jin.

Asian Futures Trading Group offers the latest in order entry technology coupled with 24-hour execution and clearing on exchanges worldwide. Clearing more than 100,000 client accounts, the firm provides a full range of services to the industry’s largest global network of introducing brokers (IBs) and to commercial, institutional, international and individual clients. These include more than 200 IBs and many of the world’s largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions.