BEDMINSTER, N.J. and NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP has named Glenn Stevens, CEO of GAIN Capital, as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in New Jersey.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mr. Stevens was selected as a finalist from more than 40 nominations by a panel of independent judges for his proven leadership skills, solid track-record in financial services, and dedication.
"It's an honor to be once again recognized by the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year program," said Mr. Stevens. "Particularly in these challenging economic times, our strong entrepreneurial culture has been integral to our ability to successfully execute GAIN's corporate strategy and maintain a leadership position within our industry."
In 1999, Mr. Stevens joined GAIN Capital, a pioneer in online forex trading services, as a founding partner and managing director; he assumed the CEO role in June of 2007. Under Mr. Stevens' leadership the company has continued to outperform its peers by successfully executing on an aggressive expansion strategy, extending the company's global footprint and augmenting the range of financial products offered to its client base of individual and institutional investors around the world. The company, based in Bedminster, N.J., now employs more than 375 people worldwide, with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney and Seoul.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
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About GAIN Capital
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company's award-winning trading platform which transacts nearly $250 billion per month.
A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms. GAIN also operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.
With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo and Seoul. GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia.
GAIN's investor group includes private equity firms 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.
SOURCE GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.