Gatis Eglitis | EXANTE
Gatis Eglitis: Biography of the EXANTE Executive Director
Gatis Eglitis is one of the founders and CEO of Exante brokerage company. The company was registered in Cyprus as EXT Ltd in 2011 and for many years has been providing services to clients in the field of high-tech stock trading.
Gatis was born in 1973 and grew up in Latvia. He studied at the university in his native country, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in International Economic Relations. After obtaining Bachelor's degree he continued his Master's degree in Economics and Finance at the same university. The next step in Gatis' advanced professional education was studying at the Copenhagen Business School. There he earned a Master's degree in strategic management and finance.
Gatis Eglitis gained professional experience in institutional sales, international trading and business development before participating in the creation of Exante. He was a trader and then manager at Saxo Bank for institutional sales. In 2011, Gatis joined the founders of Exante brokerage and became a member of the investment and executive committee of the head office in Malta. After five years on the job, Gatis took over as managing partner. He was given responsibility for Exante's business development and strategic planning.
Deep knowledge of global financial markets, broad outlook Gatis allowed him to become an important part of Exante business development team. He has made a significant contribution to transforming the company from a little-known stock market player into a global-scale service that connects investors and stock exchanges around the world. Professional knowledge in addition to extensive experience using complex financial instruments has helped the businessman to communicate with experienced investors from various countries. Thanks to such a professional approach, serious gaps in the operation of investment platforms offering operations with complex instruments were discovered.Eglitis believes that there hasn't been any modern brokerage in Malta before 2011 that could meet the needs of investment managers of large hedge funds. Among them:
- competitive prices for services;
- access to a number of exotic tools.
Exante was the first company in the country to offer global infrastructure and to help funds as well as Maltese investors realize their potential in the stock market.
Working at Exante
Since its inception, the company has become the sole provider of global access for traders in Malta. Exante was conceived by professionals in the field of trading, for other professional traders. It has enabled the funds to comfortably trade on the world markets online, as well as to announce their strategies to all Exante clients. Led by Gatis Eglitis, the broker has become a universal platform for stock trading for investors all over the world.
At the same time, Eglitis believed that it was important to meet the needs of not only large clients. A broker should provide the maximum range of services to everyone: foreign, local clients, long-term investors and novice traders. Gatis Eglitis was convinced from the beginning that the platform could not ignore newcomers in trading: "For our business model it does not matter if clients execute thousands of transactions per day or just buy and hold instruments for a long time. Everyone is welcome, and prices are the same for everyone, regardless of whether they are high or low volume traders".
Thus, Exante co-owner Gatis Eglitis develops the following views and principles in the company:
- stock trading in Exante should be intuitive, accessible to anyone;
- Clients from anywhere in the world should have easy and fast access to the maximum number of instruments, including exotic ones – all from a singlw account;
- Clients should be able to dynamically manage and quickly transition between different asset classes to mitigate risk;
- prices for brokerage services should not differ for clients with different turnover.
Gatis Eglitis regularly participates in conferences, panel discussions on digital technology, finance and stock markets. Moreover, the businessman is a strong advocate of eco-friendly healthy lifestyles. Such views of Gatis resulted from his move from Denmark to Malta with its amazing Mediterranean nature and landscapes. Together with the Exante team, Eglitis has planted over 250 trees. He has been involved in many other eco-projects, including creating a garden at the Anthony Mamo Cancer Center. The company also draws its clients to this center for donations.
Eglitis has a wonderful family, enjoys fitness, running, and mountain sports. He has amazing human qualities, earning the respect of colleagues and partners. Gatis is a dedicated professional at his job, giving himself to it completely.