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Ashraf's New Role at City Index/FX Solutions

by Ashraf Laidi
Jan 25, 2012 1:19

Ashraf Laidi joins City Index as Chief Global Strategist, where he will be focusing on foreign exchange and global macro issues pertaining to central bank policies, sovereign debt and intermarket dynamics. Ashraf's Premium Intermarket Insight shall continue its offering to to existing and new clients.


"As part of his role at City Index Group, Ashraf will draw on his extensive experience and background in global macro & central bank issues to provide expert market analysis to its global client base, the media and the company's key stakeholders, with a particular focus on currencies. His role will also include oversight and implementation of City Index's brand reach in key markets, including the US, Middle East and Europe. Ashraf is a fluent speaker of Arabic and French, and has oral command of Spanish and Italian. He is also author of the best-selling Currency Trading & Intermarket Analysis, originally published in 2007. Ashraf will complement what is already one of the most extensive commentary teams in the industry, which provides expert insight and analysis on a range of markets worldwide, including indices, currencies, commodities, bonds, interest rates and more."


City Index Group is one of the leading global providers of retail trading services, transacting in excess of 1.5 million trades per month for the groups customers around the world. City Index trading platforms give access to thousands of derivatives on global financial markets, including; Spread Betting, Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and margined foreign exchange (FX). The Group trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads and FX Solutions brands and also provides a fully outsourced white label solution to numerous partners. City Index recently launched City Trading, its first iPhone Spread Betting and CFD Trading application that provides full and secure access to customers trading accounts, whenever and wherever they want. City Index Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (no. 113942) and its head and registered office is Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB (Registered in England and Wales, no. 1761813).


Ashraf will retain his role as CEO of Intermarket Strategy Ltd, a provider of insights and analysis on capital markets and the global economy, focusing on FX markets. Intermarket Strategys Premium Intermarket Insights shall continue its offering on . Subscribers to the Intermarket Insights shall not be affected by

Ashraf's new role at City Index.

PREMIUM INTERMARKET INSIGHTS provide tactical analysis in FX, commodities and indices. Instead of rehashing the news and events that every news outlet tells you about, Intermarket Insights offer you with tradable charts ideas with entry, limit & stops to guide you into the next 4-24 hours ahead of the relevant events and data releases.


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