Nicholas J Runcorn

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VAGM Group and companies.

Mr. Runcorn oversees the Virtual Auction Global Group operations, developing a scalable platform to ensure members satisfaction and to embrace the ever-evolving technology. As Chairman and CEO, he calls upon his wealth of experience trading at some of the biggest financial institutions in the sector.

Mr.Nicholas J Runcorn specialised in the field of exchange-traded OTC Rate Derivatives, Swaps, FRAs and Government, plus Corporate Bonds and Exotics, in financial institutions including Cantor Fitzgerald, ICAP, Tullet Prebon and GFI, where he has actively traded financial products within the Central Eastern European regions including African and Latin America.

Virtual Auction Global Markets is the result of Nicholas’ passion and continual drive for regulatory excellence and diversity focused within client transparency and pre-post trade execution.  His two decades at the forefront of trading financial markets has enabled him to greater understand the ever-evolving needs within the fixed income sector.

During this time, he developed a particular interest in providing his clients a more transparent, anonymous way in which to trade. Together with the knowledge and skills gained throughout his career, this inspired him to create an innovative online international Bond trading venue, using unique technology, trading on a “fixed price” throughout the trading day. His creation, Solas 1, is set to revolutionise the trading world on a global scale.

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Phil Westwood

Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Westwood, as COO and Head of Compliance, oversees the day-to-day running of VAGM, ensuring the business meets its regulatory obligations and drives the growth and development of the platform as it expands the product universe. He supervises the firm’s delivery of the robust and efficient global trading environment demanded by increasingly diverse participants.
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Tom Egan

Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Egan is the driving force behind the technical architecture at VAGM. His technical vision ensures an elegant design with scalability, resilience and security as core principles of Solas 1. Providing both the technical and business aspects the firm needs to grow and succeed in the fast-paced world of technology.
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George Ioannides

Global Head of Investor Relations
Mr. Ioannides oversees the company’s shareholder outreach and investor communications efforts and oversights of its global infrastructure. Partnering with the senior board management, he is charged with raising the visibility of Virtual Auction Global Group’s performance and its investor value and helping to manage the company’s regulatory disclosure requirements.
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