Monday, September 11th, 2017 - Edgewater Markets, an industry leader in Electronic Foreign Exchange aggregation and distribution to global institutional clients, is proud to announce the launch of our new South American operation based in Santiago, Chile. Edgewater continues to expand its global presence and enhance its distribution to its international client base while continuing to innovate by providing bespoke trading solutions and improving access to liquidity and credit. Edgewater Markets welcomes Jose Antonio Buenaño to head our office and expand the firm’s Latin American presence.

Santiago, Chile (Photo: Ximena Nahmias, Unsplash)

Jose Antonio Buenaño brings a wealth of experience in the capital markets spanning over 20 years of industry expertise working for corporate and investment banks. Prior to joining Edgewater Markets, Mr. Buenaño was Head of Financial Institutions Derivatives Origination for Latin American clients at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Prior to that, he was CEO at Tanner Corredores de Bolsa, security dealer firm, after holding management positions in New York City at Credit Agricole and the Royal Bank of Scotland as Head of Latam Sales focusing on Financial Institutions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Jose Antonio began his career at ABN Amro as Head of Corporate Sales building the Fixed Income Sales business for Chile and Peru. Mr. Buenaño earned an MBA at Schulich School of Business, York University, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Universidad de Chile.

“We are extremely excited to have Jose Antonio join Edgewater. His extensive experience will allow us to further build the Edgewater brand and to continue to focus on customer’s FX needs. This new region for Edgewater is a natural extension for us as it allows us to leverage the tremendous growth and success we have had in Mexico while also filling a gap in FX services in the region” said Skovran Schreder, co-founder and CEO of Edgewater Markets. “The execution of Edgewater’s geographic growth strategy is helping to ensure our clients seamless and total access to FX markets throughout the world – providing our clients with optimal, efficient and low-cost FX electronic execution.” added Alex Scarsini, co-founder and President of the firm.

About Edgewater Markets LLC. Edgewater Markets’ expansion in Latin America reinforces its mission to increase their global footprint, in tandem with their investors. In March 2016, Edgewater announced a $30M equity investment from FTV Capital, a leading investor in innovative financial service companies, to help accelerate Edgewater’s global growth strategy. Headquartered in New York City, Edgewater currently serves over 300 institutional clients worldwide from offices in London, Singapore, Mexico City, Santiago, Los Angeles and Chicago. Edgewater does not charge fees, reducing transactional and management cost for clients. The credit counter party on all trades is one of our Prime Brokers, which provides complete anonymity in execution, simplified credit setup and efficient trade settlement.

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