GFI continues Asian build-up

"Our business in Asia shows very strong signs of growth, and we expect this to continue," said James Watson, GFI global head of sales in London. "We need the staff in place to support this."

GFI has already appointed the first employee, who will join the firm as the second member of its Singapore support team in January. Although GFI declined to name the individual, Watson said she had been hired from the "middle-office, technical side" of a bank.

She will support customers of GFI’s options-