Solid FX firms up expansion plans

New chief Patrick Fleur tells FX Week about the platform’s priorities for the year ahead

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Solid FX chief Patrick Fleur: “I used to be in a position that would allow you to get away with doing nothing. Here, if you do nothing you’re out of business pretty soon”

Patrick Fleur used to have problems. The FX veteran, who spent the majority of his career working for pension funds, used to lament the difficulty he faced when attending industry events as sell-side staff would rush to pitch to him as soon as he entered a room. Now he is facing a different set of issues.

Fleur, who headed up Dutch pension fund PGGM’s trading and execution activities for more than 10 years, switched to the sell side in March, joining Dutch ECN and market-maker Solid FX.

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