An Overview of GatisEglitis
GatisEglitis EXANTE is one of the co-founders of the investment company EXANTE Sec. He has been a key member of the investment company’s business development team and is currently Executive Director.
Background and early career
GatisEglitis is the Executive Director of EXANTE. Born and raised in Latvia, he has a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Latvia. He also has a Master’s degree in Finance from the same university, alongside another Master’s degree in Strategic Management and Finance from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
Eglitis started his career at Saxo Bank – a Danish investment bank. He was first an Institutional Sales Trader and then became an Institutional Business Sales Manager. The time Eglitishad with Saxo helped him gain experience in global business development in an investment environment. It also helped him gain familiarity with the financial markets on a professional level.
Working at EXANTE
Eglitis founded the investment company EXANTE alongside Alexey Kirienko and Anatoliy Knyazev in 2011 in Malta. This happened while Eglitis was a member of the executive and investment committee in the country. When it was established, EXANTE changed the game for domestic market participants. This was because at the time, it became the first and only broker in the region to provide global market access, and it was built on a strong trading infrastructure.
In the first few years of EXANTE’s development, Eglitis played a major role in turning the broker from a local player to a global service, connecting markets and investors from all over the world. Eglitis’ professional experience in dealing with complicated financial instruments allowed him to connect with other seasoned investors. These investors typically 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 all these traders’ demands, preferences, and advanced trading strategies.
2016 saw Eglitis become the Managing Partner of EXANTE, meaning he was now responsible for the brokerage firm’s strategic planning and business development. During his time at EXANTE, Eglitis not only focused on servicing high-profile clients but also helped to transform the broker into a one-stop shop for traders of all experience and skill levels. According to Eglitis, it was important that EXANTE did not alienate any group of investors. Regardless of whether a client makes thousands of trades a day or preferred to buy and hold a small number of investments, the investment company aims to provide tailored and personalised services.
Today, EXANTE is now a leading international investment company. It boasts an impressive and diverse range of over 600,000 financial instruments across more than 50 global markets. The instruments cover stocks, commodities, options, bonds, futures, currencies, and more. Clients can trade from one single multi-currency account regardless of where they are in the world. EXANTE also provides a powerful and intuitive trading platform that delivers a superior and straightforward trading experience.
EXANTE is proud to be regulated in all regions that it operates in. This includes the MFSA in Malta, the SFC in Hong Kong, the CySEC in Cyprus, and the FCA in the UK. As EXANTE operates in the EU, it is also subject to MiFID II regulations. This regulatory framework aims to standardise the financial markets in the EU and improve protections for traders and investors. EXANTE is also regularly audited by a Big Four company. This means clients can rest easy knowing their funds are completely safe and secure.
EXANTE has been noticed by its peers over the years. The brokerage firm has won numerous industry awards and be recognised by prominent financial and technology companies globally. For example, in 2023, EXANTE was recognised as the best trading and investment solution provider in the UK by Gazet International Magazine. Its commitment to diversity and transparency in trading saw the broker win the 2023 Ethical Finance Awards. EXANTE was also awarded for its Seamless Trading Experience at the Broker Awards 2020.
Other awards the broker has won over the years are the Best Multi-Asset Financial Services Firm and Global Capital Market Access Experts of the Year.
Other interests and activities
In addition to his professional work with EXANTE, Eglitis is also passionate and dedicated to the development of the financial world in general. He has been invited to and participated in numerous panel discussions in the financial and digital technology sphere. He has also received offers to share his forecasts and analysis of the financial markets.
Eglitis is also an avid advocate for building a greener and more sustainable way of life. This passion developed when he moved from Denmark to Malta and was surprised to find the landscape mostly barren. Today, Eglitis is involved in many landscaping projects in the Mediterranean. For example, the EXANTE team has planted over 250 trees and encourages clients to donate funds to create a garden at the Anthony Mamo Oncology Center in Malta.