Mr. Niv has been instrumental in the success of two online foreign exchange firms. Prior to co-founding FXCM, Mr. Niv served as Director of Marketing for MG Financial Group. His efforts were pivotal in transforming an unknown company with less than 250 clients into one of the early industry leaders with over 1000 clients in less than 18 months. Mr. Niv’s accomplishments at MG Financial Group include building the firm’s Sales Department, creating the most popular website for currency trading news, and establishing a network of introducing brokers for the firm. In 1999, Mr. Niv left MG Financial to start FXCM. At FXCM, Mr. Niv is primarily responsible for creating and coordinating marketing initiatives, strategic alliances, and personnel decisions. Mr. Niv graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1995.