Symphony's Gurle: the best is yet to come

Firm targets asset managers this year and aims to expand in Asia, Japan and Australia, CEO David Gurle tells FX Week

David Gurle: “Once people realise Symphony is a platform, rather than an application, the opportunities are vast”

For Symphony, this year is all about asset managers. The financial communications tool, backed by a group of banks, has been pushing to expand its footprint on the buy side in a bid to encourage client-to-dealer communication.

The chat and collaboration tool, which in its earlier version was dubbed Perzo, before being acquired by a group of 14 banks and renamed Symphony, was created by David Gurle, the company’s founder and chief executive officer.

“In the last 12 months we have had two

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