MahiFX and MFX Compass founder David Cooney honoured with induction into Profit & Loss Hall of Fame. Accolade recognises his longstanding contributions, innovation and global leadership in the FX industry.
MahiFX Ltd, the leading foreign exchange technology provider to the retail and institutional sectors, has today announced the induction of its CEO and Co-Founder David Cooney into the Profit & Loss Hall of Fame.
Established in 2009, the prestigious Profit & Loss Hall of Fame honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of innovation, growth and success of the Foreign Exchange (forex) industry. David Cooney was presented with the induction award at the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony Dinner held in New York City last night.
"The Hall of Fame was established to recognise those that have made a difference to the foreign exchange industry,” said Colin Lambert, Profit & Loss Managing Editor. “Dave Cooney is an original thinker who played a huge role in redefining how banks managed and priced risk in foreign exchange. He continues to challenge conventional thinking and as such he is a great addition to the Profit & Loss Hall of Fame."
Now head of MahiFX and MFX Compass David Cooney has spearheaded numerous FX industry firsts over two decades of interbank experience gained at key influential global investment banks.
From his early roles as an interbank spot foreign exchange broker and currency options trader at institutions such as Chase Manhattan and Credit Suisse, David then went on to Dresdner Bank and to Singapore to take charge of the currency options operations in Asia before moving back to London as Dresdner’s Global Co-head of Currency Options.
David was subsequently Global Co-Head of Currency Options and e-FX trading at Barclays Capital and co-head of the industry-renowned ecommerce platform BARX. He left Barclays Capital in 2010 to set up MahiFX alongside Co-Founder Susan Cooney, former head of e-FX Institutional Sales in Europe for Barclays Capital.
In the two short years since launch, David has lead MahiFX from being a small FinTech start-up to an award-winning FX trading platform, setting new standards and transforming the industry by offering unparalleled transparency and institutional quality technology, execution speeds and rates direct to retail FX traders.
The company continues to drive technological and structural innovation throughout the FX markets with the recent launch of MFX Compass, its e-FX offering for the institutional sector.
A pioneering and disruptive innovation in the institutional space, MFX Compass’s powerful, sophisticated, yet easy to implement e-FX technology, infrastructure and support enables banks, global liquidity providers and hedge funds to gain a competitive advantage through tapping into technology and expertise previously available to only a select few Tier 1 banks.
Institutional clients now have all the tools they need, on an external distributed innovation basis, to quickly and seamlessly establish a robust e-FX business complete with pricing, technology, analytics and support.
From highly optimised price formation, risk analysis, analytics and quantitative expertise to advice on distribution and calibration, MFX Compass provides rapid access to a scalable, highly-competitive ‘out of the box’ e-FX trading business while minimising development costs, framework complexity and time to market.
As well as running MahiFX and MFX Compass David can be found indulging his passion for aviation - both rotary and fixed-wing.