January - Currenex shareholders eject Mirek

The year began with news of the surprise departure of one of the best-known faces in the forex industry as shareholders in multi-bank portal Currenex ousted chief executive Lori Mirek.

An official at investor TH Lee Putnam Ventures said Mirek’s departure and the installation of new chief executive Clifford Lewis was the result of a joint shareholder decision to refocus Currenex towards FX and away from technology.

"We jointly decided that the best move would be to increase its FX expertise,"