Ian Martin appointed as XTB CIO

Australian Corporate Bond-related company, XTB has appointed a new chief investment officer.

The company announced today it had appointed Ian Martin to the newly-created role in what it said was a reflection of the ongoing evolution of the business and growing demand for exchange traded bond unit solutions.

It said Martin would work closely with dealer groups, platforms, asset consultants and research houses, with a focus on delivering customised fixed income solutions.

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Martin is also an executive director and co-founder of the Australian Corporate Bond Company (ACBC), which launched XTBs to market in 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in fixed income markets globally with his previous roles including head of rates, Australia and New Zealand for Deutsche Bank and head of trading fixed income for General Re Financial Products. 

Commenting on the appointment, XTB co-founder and chief executive, Richard Murphy said the new role reflected the ongoing evolution of the business and growing demand for customised fixed income solutions.

“Ian’s appointment to CIO is a pivotal milestone for the business. He has deep expertise in fixed income markets, home and abroad, and a proven track record of developing fixed income solutions in the institutional market,” he said. “This will enable us to respond to the growing market demand for tailored fixed income model portfolios and separately managed account (SMA) solutions.”

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