GatisEglitis EXANTE is one of the co-founders of the global investment company EXANTE. He has been a key member of the brokerage’s business development team, and he is currently its Executive Director.
Background and early career
Currently, the Executive Director at EXANTE, GatisEglitis was born and raised in Latvia. He gained a Bachelor of Science in International Economic Relations from the University of Latviaand also has a master’s degree in Finance from the same university. Additionally, Eglitis has a second master’s degree in Strategic Management and Finance from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Eglitis first started his career working in Saxo, a Danish investment bank, as an Institutional Sales Trader. He then worked his way up to become an Institutional Business Sales Manager. This helped him gain a lot of experience in global development specifically in an investment environment. Eglitis’ time at Saxo further helped him gain familiarity with the financial markets on a professional level.
Working at EXANTE
Eglitis founded the brokerage firm alongside Alexey Kirienko and Anatoly Knyazev in 2011 in Malta. This was while he was a member of the executive and investment committee in the country. When EXANTE was founded, it helped to change the game for domestic market participants. At the time, this was because it was the only brokerage firm in the region that provided global market access, in addition to being built on a strong trading infrastructure.
In the first few years of the brokerage firm’s development, Eglitis played a vital role in turning it from a local player into a global service, through connecting investors and markets from all over the world. Eglitis’ professional experience in the financial markets and his knowledge in dealing with complex financial instruments allowhim to connect with sophisticated investors. These investors sought out investing in statistical equity arbitration, credit derivatives, and futures investing. As such, EXANTE evolved to become a cutting-edge broker that could meet these advanced trading strategies and preferences.
IN 2016, Eglitis became a Managing Partner of EXANTE and was now directly responsible for its strategic planning and business development. During his time working at the brokerage firm. He not only focused on servicing high-level clientsbut also paid equal attention to transforming the broker into a one-stop shop for all traders, regardless of experience level. This was because Eglitis recognised that it was important EXANTE did not alienate any group of investors. Whether clients made thousands of trades a day or preferred to buy and hold only a small amount of assets, the brokerage firm sought to provide a personalised service to everyone.
Today, EXANTE is one of the leading brokers in the region but also internationally. It offers an impressive and diverse range of over 600,000 financial instruments across over 50 global markets. The broker covers equities, commodities, currencies, bonds, derivatives such as futures and options, and more. Clients can trade from one single multi-currency account for almost anywhere in the world, and the broker has a bespoke trading platform designed to deliver a superior trading experience.
EXANTE is fortunately regulated in all regions that it operates in. This includes the MFSA in Malta, the SFC in Hong Kong, the CySEC in Cyprus, and the FCA in the UK. The broker is also compliant with MiFID II, a regulatory framework that regulates financial markets and improves protections in trade execution operations within the EU. EXANTE is also regularly audited by a Big Four company.
EXANTE’s success and ambition have been noticed and rewarded over the years. The brokerage firm has won numerous industry awards and has also been recognised by some prominent technology and financial organisations globally. In 2023, EXANTE was named the best trading and investment solution provider in the UK by Gazet International Magazine. Its commitment to diversity and transparency in trading has also been recognised at the 2023 Ethical Finance Awards. The broker also took home two of the top awards such as the Best Multi-Asset Financial Services Firm and Global Capital Market Access Experts of the Year.
Other achievements and interest
Outside of his work with EXANTE, Eglitis is also a dedicated and passionate participant in the development of the financial world in general. He has been invited to – and participated in, a lot of panel discussions on fintech and investment innovations. He has also received offers to take part in a lot of industry events, with the purpose of sharing his analysis and forecasts of the markets.
In his own time, Eglitis is a proud advocate of building a greener and more sustainable way of life. This passion developed when he moved from Denmark to Malta and was surprised to find the landscape so barren – which was a stark contrast to the greenery in Denmark. Today, Eglitis is involved with plenty of local landscaping projects in the Mediterranean, including 250 trees with the EXANTE team. Another project was the Il-Gardina at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre in Malta – they have also encouraged EXANTE’s clients to donate.