David Mercer

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David Mercer
Occupation CEO
Employer LMAX Exchange
Location London
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David Mercer is the CEO of LMAX Exchange, a global financial technology company and marketplace for FX.[1]

He joined LMAX Exchange as chief executive in 2011 and led the successful management buyout of the company in 2013. Since then, he has built LMAX Exchange into a global brand in financial markets.


Mercer is a former City of London banking executive and currency specialist. He has built a number of profitable businesses, ranging from start-ups to turnarounds of growth-stage companies.

Before joining LMAX Exchange Group, Mercer was the CEO of Cantos, non-executive director at Velocity Trade and COO of the Emerging Markets business at Credit Suisse. He has also held senior executive roles at IFX Markets and Saxo Bank (Synthesis Bank) in London, Geneva and Sydney.

He started his financial services career in the Banking and Regulatory division of Ernst & Young in 1989.[2]



  1. About LMAX. LMAX.
  2. David Mercer. TradeTechFX.