Global Reach Canada is uniquely positioned for rapid growth in Ontario
Earlier this year, Global Reach Group—a leading UK foreign exchange specialist with a near 20-year history— expanded into Canada with a fully-fledged team of nearly 60 incredible industry veterans. Our team is established across the country to serve businesses locally.
Since launching Global Reach Canada in May, we're innately proud of the unprecedented growth we've experienced, especially during an economy impacted by the Covid pandemic. We're grateful to our early adopters and thrilled to meet those yet to come, and are especially enthusiastic about expanding our client base in Ontario given an exciting recent development.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has provided Global Reach Canada with a regulatory framework allowing us to provide foreign exchange hedging services to Ontario businesses. Global Reach is the first Canadian FX provider to meet the OSC’s Over the Counter (OTC) Derivatives Dealer business conduct and risk management conditions. The measures we have put in place to meet these conditions provide important safeguards to Global Reach Canada clients that, to date, have not existed for clients of unregistered OTC FX derivatives dealers.
Our team in Ontario are some of the most seasoned professionals you can find in the Canadian FX space. Led by Chris Nicholson, SVP Foreign Exchange Services—a 25-year veteran with senior leadership experience with Jameson International, Jameson Bank, and AFEX—our team in Ontario share over 100 years of combined experience in the industry. Their collective passion for digging deep to understand client businesses allows them to both meet foreign exchange objectives for the businesses they work with while also surpassing client expectations of what they can accomplish in foreign exchange.
Andrew has over twelve years of experience working in financial markets, with emphasis on foreign exchange. During his tenure, he has worked with hundreds of companies helping manage their cash flows, create detailed hedging strategies, manage risk, and build complex payment solutions. Andrew truly enjoys partnering with his clients and getting to know the intricate workings of their business. Given his educational background, he has learned to speak the language of CFOs and accountants across varied industries. Andrew holds advanced degrees in Accounting and IT, as well as the Derivatives Fundamentals and Options Licensing certificate from the Canadian Securities Institute.
With over 25 years of experience in FX, Chris has a proven track record of successfully managing his clients' foreign exchange exposures and delivering results. Passionate about leading teams and establishing a standard of excellence, Chris has provided guidance to senior and corporate traders and business development staff at both an MSB and a Schedule 1 Bank in Canada. Experience as a member of the senior leadership teams of Jameson International, Jameson Bank, and AFEX have enabled him to work with diverse leadership styles and provide effective management through rapidly changing corporate environments.
Domenic is an experienced industry professional with eight years in foreign exchange markets. He has a passion for people and has spent the last decade building the foundations for the relationships he holds today. He is invested in his clients’ success. This motivates him to develop solutions that are unique to each set of circumstances, to help each business take control of risks and opportunities tied to dealing with foreign currencies. His clients consider him an extension of their finance teams. Domenic holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from Carleton University.
Geeta has six years of FX experience and over 15 years of experience in sales. She has worked for some of Canada’s largest corporations, including Telus and Allstream, and is experienced in serving clients of varied industries, including the public sector, restaurants, banking, accounting, and professional services. Originally educated in Broadcast Journalism, and after a brief stint on TV, Geeta has repurposed her strong communication skills to build a successful career helping clients meet their organizational budgets and goals. Ten years in the IT space has specifically built Geeta a solid foundation for facilitating business transformation and helping her clients build a roadmap to their goals.
Nathan has over 20 years of experience in foreign exchange markets and has developed a wide network of clients—small, medium, and large corporations—as well as many individual clients. Over the past two decades, he has helped various companies manage their FX risk and exposure with different hedging strategies and credit facilities. He places emphasis on regular communication with his clients, including frequent updates on market fundamentals and technical analysis. To him, it's of the utmost importance to fully understand a company’s FX needs in order to provide the best solutions and guidance. Nathan holds degrees in Business Administration and Information Technology.
Samuel has over 23 years experience in the financial industry, with five years in equity and over 18 years in FX markets. He has managed both corporate and individual clients. Samuel has a unique industry perspective due to his experience in banknotes and precious metals and managing MSB clients. He is exceptionally passionate about achieving results for his clients and always places their best interests at the forefront of his approach.
With 16 years of FX experience already under his belt, Stuart has worked with quite a range of customers, from small entrepreneurial ventures, to publicly traded international companies. He is recognized for his knack at building meaningful, long-term partnerships with his clients. As he helps to protect their businesses with risk management strategies, his expertise is always at work to facilitate their growth and expansion into new markets. Stuart has a Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) from the University of Lancaster and holds his Derivatives and Fundamentals Options Licensing certification from the Canadian Securities Institute.