GatisEglitis EXANTE is one of the co-founders of the investment company EXANTE Sec. He has been a key member of the brokerage firm’s development team and is currently its Executive Director.
Founder’s background and early career
GatisEglitis is currently the Executive Director at EXANTE. Born and raised in Latvia, he has a Bachelor of Science in International Economic Relations from the University of Latvia. He also has a Master’s degree in Finance from the exact same university, in addition to a second master’s degree in Strategic Management and Finance from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Eglitis started his career at Saxo, a Danish investment bank, first as an Institutional Sales Trader and then as an Institutional Business Sales Manager.This helped him to gain a substantial amount of experience in global business development in an investment environment, alongside familiarity with the financial markets on a professional level.
Work at EXANTE
Eglitis founded EXANTE alongside Alexey Kirienko and Anatoliy Knyazev in 2011 in Malta, while he was a member of the executive and investment committee in the country. When EXANTE was founded, it changed the name of the game for domestic market participants. This was because, at the time, it became the first and only brokerage firm in the region to provide global market access and was also built on a strong trading infrastructure.
In the first few years of EXANTE’s development, Eglitis played an important role in turning the broker from a local player into one with a global reach, connecting investors, traders, and markets from all over the world. His professional experience in the financial markets and his expertise in dealing with complex financial instruments also helped him to connect with sophisticated investors. These investors then sought out investing in credit derivatives, statistical equity arbitrage, and futures investing. As such, EXANTE evolved to become a cutting-edge broker that could meet these advanced trading preferences and strategies.
In 2016, Eglitis then became a Managing Partner of the brokerage firm and also became directly responsible for its strategic planning and business development. During his time working at the company, he not only focused on high-profile clients, but he also paid equal attention to transforming the brokerage firm into a one-stop shop for traders of all experience levels and expertise. This was because Eglitis recognised that it was essential EXANTE did not alienate any group of investors. Whether clients made thousands of trades per day or preferred to instead buy and hold a small number of assets, the broker sought to provide personalised services to all of them.
As of the time of writing, EXANTE is one of the leading brokers not only in the regionbut also internationally. It offers a diverse and impressive range of over 600,000 financial instruments across over 50 global markets. Some of the instruments provided include equities, commodities, currencies, bonds, and derivatives such as futures and options. Clients can trade from a single multi-asset and multi-currency account from almost anywhere in the world, with EXANTE having a bespoke and powerful trading platform designed to deliver a superior trading experience.
Traders will be glad to know that EXANTE is regulated in all the regions that it operates in. For instance, it is regulated by the MFSA in Malta, the SFC in Hong Kong, the CySEC in Cyprus, and the FCA in the UK. The brokerage firm is also compliant with the MiFID II regulation, which is a regulatory framework that regulates all financial markets and improves protections for traders and investors within the EU.
EXANTE’s ambition and exceptional services have been noticed and rewarded over the years. The brokerage firm has won numerous industry awards and has been recognised by prominent financial and technology companies around the world. For example, in 2023, EXANTE was named the best trading and investment solution provider in the UK by Gazet International Magazine. Its commitment to transparency in trading and diversity has also been noticed at the 2023 Ethical Finance Awards. The broker took home two of the top awards, the Global Capital Market Access Experts of the Year, as well as the Best Multi-Asset Financial Services Firm.
Other interests and achievements
Outside his work with EXANTE, Eglitis is also passionate and dedicated to the development of the financial world as a whole. He has been invited to and participated in, many panel discussions on investment innovations and fintech. He has also received plenty of offers to take part in events in the sector, with the goal of sharing his analysis and forecasts of the markets. In his free time, Eglitis also proves to be an avid supporter of building a greener and more sustainable way of living. This passion came about when he moved from Denmark to Malta and was surprised to find that most of the landscape was relatively barren. This was in stark contrast to the greenery on Danish soil. Today, Eglitis is involved in a variety of local landscaping projects in the Mediterranean. This includes planting 250 trees with the EXANTE team. EXANTE also encourages clients to donate to the Il-Gardina at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Center in Malta.