alex knight, Head of global sales and EMEA , Baton Systems

Alex Knight

Global Head of Sales and EMEA, Baton Systems

Alex has more than 25 years of experience in Foreign Exchange, Clearing, Investment Banking, Electronic Trading, Fixed Income and Derivatives.

An experienced builder of global businesses, Alex joined Baton in 2019 following 18 years at Citi in London, Sydney and Singapore. Having been instrumental in establishing the bank’s FX electronic trading franchise in the early 2000s, Alex became a founding senior member of Citi’s FX Margin Trading Business, for which he became the Global Head in 2012. During his tenure at Citi, Alex also set-up and built Citi’s APAC FX Prime Brokerage business to become a regional market leader and served as a Board Director of CitiGroup Global Markets Singapore until 2015.

Returning to London, he continued to play a key role in the development of Citi’s global FX Prime Brokerage arm – which had by this time become the largest such business in the world –  most recently holding the position of Global Head of Sales and Client Coverage.

Prior to joining Citi, Alex began his career selling investment management systems to real money and hedge fund clients.

Alex holds a BSc from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Nottingham University.

Baton's Alex Knight, discusses how Core-FX is transforming FX settlements

Alex introduces Core-FX, which allows banks to really take control of their post-trade operations with unfettered access to automated, configurable FX payment netting integrated with PvP settlement