David Mercer is the Chief Executive of LMAX Exchange, the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. A former banking executive and currency specialist, David Mercer joined as chief executive in 2011 and in 2013 successfully completed the LMAX Exchange MBO. Over the last 5 years, David has transformed LMAX Exchange into one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies (Winner - Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50: 2016, 2015, Tech Track 100 Sunday Times: 2015, 2014, 2013).
Prior to LMAX Exchange, David was a CEO at Cantos, Non-Executive Director at Velocity Trade and a COO of the Emerging Markets business at Credit Suisse. David’s track record includes development and successful sales of business ventures within Cantos, Saxo Bank (Synthesis Bank) and IFX Markets. David started his financial services career in the Banking and Regulatory division of Ernst & Young in 1989.