Kevin is a co-founder and the CEO of A2X Markets. A2X is a licenced Stock Exchanged regulated by the Financial Services Conduct Authority and Prudential Authority of South Africa.
In 2014, Kevin partnered with Sean Melnick and Ashley Mendelowitz to create a new South African stock exchange. The goal was to bring healthy competition to the South African equity market and break a 130 year-long monopoly. Together they co-founded A2X (Pty) Ltd.
By using the latest exchange technology and efficiencies, Kevin and his team created a low-cost platform for companies to secondary list their shares for trade. A2X started trading in October 2017 and in a short period of time attracted a number of secondary listings from companies across the various sectors, including Coronation, Sanlam and Growthpoint. Many of South Africa’s leading stock brokers have also signed up to trade on A2X.
Kevin was raised in South Africa, Australia and the UK and has a business studies honours degree from the London Metropolitan University. He has over 25 years of financial market experience which included 12 years at Investec, 9 of which were as head of Investec Institutional Securities and Prime Broking division and 8 years at institutional stock broker, Barnard Jacobs Mellet (BJM) where he was a director and head of the equity trading desk.