David Mercer

CEO at LMAX Group
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David Mercer is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Group, a global, high-growth financial technology company, headquartered in London. A former City banking executive and currency specialist, he joined LMAX Group in 2011 and after a successful management buyout, rapidly built LMAX Group into the leading operator of institutional FX and cryptocurrency exchanges with offices in 11 countries and a global client base. An outspoken industry commentator, David is a long term champion of the UK’s fintech sector and passionate about supporting entrepreneurship in the UK.

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  • We realised that we had all the exchange infrastructure and trading technology required – we just needed to integrate with the blockchains, and from there build out an institutional-grade custody solution.

  • As cryptocurrency markets gain momentum, and there is increasing convergence with FX, crypto will continue pushing traditional asset classes to innovate.