Kathleen Brooks Joins XTB As Research Director For The UK Market

Kathleen Brooks, one of the best recognised financial markets research specialists in the retail investment industry, has today joined XTB UK as its Research Director.

Kathleen Brooks Joins XTB As Research Director For The UK Market

Kathleen has nearly 15 years’ experience working with some of the leading retail trading and investment companies in the City of London.Having started her career at BP, she worked across a variety of departments, including IT, oil and gas, before eventually moving into the retail investment industry, working at some of the world’s leading brands, including GAIN Capital, City Index and Forex.com.

Throughout her career, Kathleen’s expertise in financial markets research and analysis has featured across prominent global financial and business media outlets such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. A regular on the broadcast circuit, she is a familiar face on global news networks including BBC, Sky News and CNN International, where she shares her insights and provides analysis on market events. Kathleen has also authored two books, including Kathleen Brooks on Forex (Wiley, 2013) and Currency Trading for Dummies (Wiley, 2015).

With XTB broadening its product range focussed on long-term investing, including 0 per cent commission* on public stocks and ETFs, Kathleen’s leadership of the research function will provide its client base with cutting edge financial markets insight, as well as broader global economic, business and financial analysis, to help customers better shape their investment strategy decisions.

Commenting on Kathleen’s appointment, Joshua Raymond, Director of XTB UK, said: “Kathleen is one of the most talented financial markets research specialists in the UK and we are pleased to have her on board as we continue embarking upon our growth strategy in the market. Her skillset will enable XTB UK to deepen our research offering to our client base, ensuring they have access to the best market insights, underlining our commitment to providing clients with industry’s best educational, technological and investment tools under our platform.”

Kathleen Brooks, Research Director at XTB UK, said: “I’m excited to have joined one of the world’s biggest fintech investment providers in XTB. 2024 will be full of major events directly affecting the financial markets, including elections in the US and the UK, against the backdrop of global geopolitical events and uncertainties, as the global economy continues the challenging road to recovery following the Covid pandemic and a high interest rate environment. Now, more than ever before, investors must stay up to speed with these developments, ensuring they have all the necessary information at their disposal to make the best-informed investment decisions possible.”