It is with great sadness that we announce Andrew Edwards, CEO of Saxo Capital Markets, passed away peacefully on 31 December 2020 at home.
He joined the FX industry in September 2000 at City Index in London, where he was in charge of the US equities desk for three years.
He then spent 14 years at ETX Capital, the last position as CEO, before joining Saxo Bank in December 2017 where he was the CEO of Saxo Bank’s UK entity.
He had overall responsibility for running an efficient, compliant, and prudent business, by constantly improving productivity, strengthening the Saxo brand as well as enhancing the quality of the firm’s employees within the UK organisation.
I had the privilege of recently interviewing Andrew for a profile for Best Execution and know it will be a great loss to the industry. However, he will not only be remembered as a consummate professional but as Kim Fournais, Founder and Chief Executive of Saxo Bank told the media as “a loving family man, a true leader and a gentleman.”
Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Andrew’s family, colleagues and close friends, and remembering the contribution he made to the industry.