expands APAC presence

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Global investment trading platform,, has appointed Angela Shi as the firm’s newest Chief Financial Officer for the APAC region to grow its local operations and footprint.

This comes off the back of also announcing the successful integration of PayPal with its trading platform, allowing Australian clients to deposit and withdraw funds using their PayPal accounts.

The ex-Australia CFO at Plus500, Shi has over 10 years of experience directing the financial operations of brokers, including StoneX Retail.

“As we continue to hire in order to support our growth ambitions for the wider APAC region, I am heartened to welcome Angela to the team,” Laura Lin, APAC CEO at, said.

“Meeting our clients’ expectations and our corporate goals requires tenacity and drive, and I’m sure that Angela will satisfy these needs. Angela brings deep industry experience and I look forward to her supporting our regional goals.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our clients a greater choice of funding methods. PayPal is a popular and trusted platform, and its integration enables our clients to deposit and withdraw funds easily and conveniently.

“As one of the leaders in payments innovation through its One Touch checkout feature, the integration of PayPal will allow our clients to transact with with one click.”

The announcements come after hit several milestones in the past quarter, reaching six million global user accounts for the first time. The number of Australian accounts also grew by 96 per cent in Q2 when compared to the previous quarter, and total trading volumes across the platform hit US$255 billion.