Swissquote announced that it has assigned Karim Yakhloufi as its new Head of Swiss-German Desk, effective immediately.
Announced in a press release on Monday, Yakhloufi, an experienced financial services executive, has been onboarded by Swissquote, the Switzerland-based online trading platform, as Head of Swiss-German Desk to grow FX and Cross-Asset Trading in the segment of private clients, asset managers and family offices.
With over one and a half decades in finance, Yakhloufi brings a wide range of international experience in finance, marketing and sales. Additionally, he is a devoted and result oriented professional.
Prior to the post at Swissquote, Yakhloufi had spent just over six years at Strateto, a branch of Arkea Direct Bank. At first, he was appointed Chief Operations Officer and Head of Sales and Business Development, and he continued this role until late 2020. During this period in mid-2016, he was temporarily promoted to interim Managing Director, according to his LinkedIn profile.
At an earlier time in June 2013, this executive held the role of Head of Sales and Client Relations at Keytrade Bank. He accomplished the requirements of the role in the year and three months that he was there.
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Before working at Keytrade Bank, Thomson Reuters recruited Yakhloufi as a Relationship Manager in its Global and Strategic Accounts. Having relocated to Switzerland to accomplish the role, he served and triumphed over the course of seven and a half years.
Additionally, at DB Engineering & Consulting and Arthur Andersen, he played the role of Business Consultant. Located in Germany for both these positions, he spent just over two and a half years at DB engineering and three years before that at Arthur Andersen.
Expansion at Swissquote
Recently, Swissquote, a user-friendly platform providing solutions for Forex, Robo Advisory and Mortgages, announced its plans to expand the range of services it offers to customers through an extension of the integral partnership with Integral, an FX technology firm, with a multi-year subscription agreement. Swissquote phrased the new subscription model as ‘an appealing proposition to expand its business in a robust manner’.
Yakhloufi commented in response to the announcement of his new assignment: “I am absolutely delighted to join this team and contribute to the success story of this highly innovative and digital-oriented bank.”