FX industry veteran Graham MacGregor joins BlueX as CEO from LSEG

BlueX aims to bring unique, game-changing FX trading technology platform to market, incorporating versatile trading tools to support systematic and discretionary trading all in a single application

7 September 2023 – BlueX, a new innovative FX trading technology platform aiming to launch in the coming months, announces the appointment of veteran CEO, Graham MacGregor.

BlueX, a new company owned by BlueCrest Capital Management, utilises BlueCrest developed technology and systems. “Inspired by traders, for traders”, the platform has been extensively tested for many years at BlueCrest with $trillions being executed, demonstrating exceptional performance, stability and reliability.

Upon launch BlueX will aim to offer a wide range of unique trading tools to provide global institutional market participants with versatile trading solutions and workflow automation in a single application. 

The integration of BlueX’s proposed key features in one application will aim to offer a unique value proposition, setting it apart from existing providers:

  • Unique data driven execution for value generation
  • Versatility in trading solutions for both discretionary and systematic trading
  • Wide array of unique trading tools in one place
  • Integrated workflow automation
  • Access to multiple FX liquidity pools

Seasoned industry leader Graham MacGregor joins as Chief Executive Officer to lead BlueX’s operations and development as an independent business in Jersey. MacGregor has a strong track record of operational success, most recently as CEO, FX Transactions at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and previously as EMEA Head of Sales & Relationship Management and CEO, FX MTF Business at Refinitiv.

BlueX’s launch is subject to regulatory approval from the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Graham MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer, BlueX, said:
“BlueX will aim to set a new gold standard in FX trading. BlueX’s commitment to integrating data analytics lies at the heart of its mission to empower traders to achieve optimal execution decisions in both a normalised and fast-paced FX market.”

“BlueX will look to offer a multifaceted solution that supports various trading styles and needs in a single application, serving as a pivotal tool for the end user. Inspired by traders for traders, the platform is testament to BlueCrest’s unwavering commitment to innovation, excellence and pushing the boundaries in the world of finance. It is a privilege to lead BlueX’s growth and development as an independent business.”

Manuel Aranzana, Head of Systematic Trading, BlueCrest Capital Management, said:
“The platform became the single execution venue for FX at BlueCrest thanks to its unique trading features and tools requested by the BlueCrest portfolio managers using it daily. BlueX is a mature, stable, and sophisticated solution and we are excited to pass on its legacy to an independent executive team, ably led by Graham MacGregor to harness its potential to revolutionise the trading landscape.”