Founder & CEO of the GC Group
Lars Holst is an expert in eFX with over 20 years’ of experience in the banking sector. He co-founded and served as CEO of CFH Clearing and has a unique background from both the retail and banking side and most recently from the technology sector of the industry. CFH Clearing was sold to Playtech in November 2016.
Prior to CFH Clearing, Lars was European Head of Currenex’s (StateStreet Bank) Margin Trading Group and responsible for both the product and the business side. Lars was assigned to help create and build a new margin (retail) broker trading platform and was responsible for delivering the majority of the global budget.
Lars also spent several years with Dresdner Bank as Head of eFX Sales and was a key player in all eFX initiatives and the eFX turn around. His responsibilities included business sponsorship for Dresdner’s white label solutions and for all relations withAPI clients, brokers, ECNs and multi-bank platforms. Before leaving, Lars was made interim business owner of the FX Prime Brokerage team.
Lars also has over five years’ experience with Saxo Bank in various leadership roles including Global Head of Sales and Account Management. Lars holds a BSc and MSc and is a CFA Charterholder.