Anatoly Knyazev is a co-founder and managing partner of EXANTE. He is also an expert in the financial field and has a strong background in infrastructure, trading software, and financial exchange connectors. You can read to learn more about Knyazev’s educational background, and early career, in addition to his involvement with EXANTE.
Background and education
Anatoly Knyazev always had an interest in and connection to mathematics, so it was during his university years that he studied the subject and then later developed an interest in computer science. This interest quickly grew, and he then became an expert in software development. This laid the foundation for his future career in the financial industry as an expert in trading and investment software.
Early work and career
Prior to EXANTE Knyazev had been a software developer in a multinational company called Netcracker Technology Corporation. The company provided business support system (BSS), operations support systems (OSS), software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) solutions. It was during this time that Knyazev managed to combine his academic knowledge with practical work experience, which served him well later when he helped to establish and develop EXANTE.
In the mid-200s, Knyazev had also become a successful trader. His expertise and knowledge in computational mathematics allowed him to analyse prices in derivatives quotations with underlying assets with a high level of accuracy. Therefore, Knyazev was able to make substantial profits in the financial markets. His involvement with and success in trading allowed him to also join a network of like-mindedindividuals, with whom he established strong connections.
In 2007, Knyazev started applying his skills as a software developer to his trading journey. He wrote his own trading programme, which allowed him to start establishing settlers on North American platforms. Soon, he found how profitable it was for him to create his own programme, so Knyazev began to consider becoming a provider of trading tools that could help him reach a wider network of investors and enhance their trading experience.
Working at EXANTE
Knyazev met Alexey Kirienko, a co-founder of EXANTE, at a private event within the trading community. The two decided to combine their efforts and expertise in mathematics, software development, and the financial markets to create their own brokerage business. They also partnered with GatisEglitis, who had a deep knowledge of business development and institutional sales.
EXANTE was established in Malta in 2011, and it became the first-ever investment company in the region to provide access to global markets for local investors. This caught the attention of many in the trading community and Knyazev’s development of proprietary solutions for EXANTE further pushed the brokerage firm to wide acclaim. Over the years, EXANTE expanded its footprint to Cyprus, quickly obtaining a CySEC license. It then expanded into Hong Kong and the UK, being regulated by the SFC and the FCA respectively in these two regions. The brokerage firm is also regulated by the MiFID II requirement, as it operates in the EU.
As of writing this review, EXANTE is a global investment company with clients from all over the world. With its bespoke trading platform and innovative investment tools, the brokerage firm welcomes clients of all experience levels from almost anywhere in the world. There are over 600,000 financial products on offer in more than 50 markets, including stocks, currencies, ETFs, bonds, commodities, options, and futures. Clients of EXANTE can also execute trades with low latency from one multi-currency account.
Additional interests and achievements
As one of the founders of EXANTE, Knyazev is well-known in the trading and investment circles in Malta and beyond. He is also a passionate supporter of cryptocurrency and has also been invited to many conferences as a speaker to discuss its development and prospects within the financial world. His personal belief is in the unification of the world’s financial systems, which he views as imminent given the rapid technological developments in the modern era.
Knyazev is also interested in exploring and developing new trading platform tools to further enhance the trading experience for all. For instance, he founded EXANTECH in 2017, which is both the name of the venture fund and a technical laboratory. With a strong understanding of market mechanisms and investor sentiment as well as needs, Knyazev is on the list of the world’s most recognised and well-respected investment experts.