Marco Polo New World appoints Christian Robertson CEO
03 February 2014 | 1519 views | 0
Source: Marco Polo New World
Marco Polo New World, the leading provider of trading solutions for developed and emerging markets, today announced that Christian Robertson has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of the company.
The Marco Polo New World Board of Advisers has carefully selected Mr Robertson for his unique financial services delivery experience garnered during nearly a decade of building trading platforms around the world.
Marco Polo New World appointed Mr Robertson to lead the firm based on the success as co-founder of Paladyne Systems, a leading provider of buy-side technology and services, acquired by Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) in September 2011. Before Paladyne, Mr Robertson was the founder and President of GAA, a consulting firm providing high-end systems to the alternative investment industry, having spent his early career as a technology investment banker for Credit Suisse and later Merrill Lynch.
"I believe there is a tremendous opportunity for revenue growth and expansion of the Marco Polo New World product offering given our long-standing relationships with foreign brokers and our unique global trading reach," commented Christian Robertson. "Marco Polo New World is able to leverage Perseus infrastructure services in new and existing markets. Investing in the latest technologies, Marco Polo New World will be able to grow into new global markets and lines of business, while expanding our existing platform," he concluded.
Marco Polo New World, established in 2000, was one of the original firms who set out to overcome the barriers to investing and trading between developed and emerging markets. Today Marco Polo New World, with its new focus and technology, has in place a global electronic trading platform that currently provides connections to 80+ plus countries representing more than 100 markets.
Dr. Jock Percy, Chairman of Marco Polo New World commented, "We are delighted to have Christian take the helm given his proven track record, innovative thought leadership and his ability to execute on deployment of a global trading technology business."