ARX FE is granted a full Category 3A License

ARX FINANCIAL ENGINEERING Limited receives a full Category 3A License in Dubai on the 21st of April 2021.

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ARX FINANCIAL ENGINEERING Limited (ARXFE) has been granted a Category 3A Brokerage License by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and has commenced operations in the Dubai International Financial Centre on the 21st of April 2021.

After one year of planning and set-up , we are proud to finally start our international business out of Dubai. ARXFE is a structured solutions specialist and an investment boutique with a full brokerage license, servicing our international clientele on a matched principle and agency basis. The shareholders are Danny Skutelis (through ARX Global Ltd.), Giuliano Glocker (through CAT Financial Group Ltd. (CATFG)) and Vladimir Ayzen. As a member of the CAT Financial Group, ARXFE will employ the service and technology platform of CAT Financial Products Ltd. ARXFE will offer a comprehensive range of tailored investment and hedging solutions covering structured products, funds and ETFs, specialized brokerage services, alternative assets, issuance and a securitization platform access as well as financial engineering and advisory services.


Trust, friendship and a proven track record built the base of this venture and will guarantee its sustainability. The composition of the team will grant its success:

 Danny Skutelis is leading ARXFE as a CEO, main shareholder and a board member. Danny has been in the structured products market for over a decade, working in London and Dubai for investment banks like Goldman Sachs and UBS and building structured products brokerage teams.

 Vladimir Ayzen is our Chief Risk (CRO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), current chairman of the board and as well shareholder. Vladimir is a seasoned banker with career steps at JPMorgan and Citigroup in New York.

 Giuliano Glocker will be responsible for the group’s operations in Switzerland and will act as board member and main shareholder via the CAT Financial Group.

Furthermore, the team is completed by the CIO, Maurizio Porfiri, Group CIO of CAT Financial Group and we are also proud to have Beat Hodel (former Head of Group Risk Control and a Member of the Executive Board of Raiffeisen Switzerland) as an Auditor and a Risk Advisor. Please review the CV of each team member as well as the full team on our homepage –


CAT Financial Products Ltd. emerges out of a management buyout of the former Cat Group Ltd., founded in 1988. Giuliano Glocker, founder and CEO of CAT Financial Products Ltd. and the CAT Financial Group Ltd. set his focus since the beginning of 2008 on the Swiss market. As the leading independent service provider in structured products for independent asset managers, banks and institutional investors, CATFP has developed a unique service and technology platform. For more than a decade, CATFP has performed structured products brokerage services such as best-execution via a multi-issuer platform of more than 30 issuers, investments and asset management solutions as well as an own issuance platform. CATFP developed an in-house reporting technology CUGLOSTM and has built an own electronic multi-issuer platform: CAT ¦ Click-And-Trade.

During the last 5 years, the group has founded an own wealth management arm, CAT Wealth Management Ltd., where we combine traditional private banking services with modern state-of-the-art portfolio management. At CAT Growth Ltd., a team of 16 experts and entrepreneurs selects and manages private markets investment into small- and mid-cap companies with the focus set on growth financing and succession solutions. While the three «CAT» companies focus on financial entities, private wealth and corporate solutions in Switzerland, ARXFE is enabled with the full service and technology platform of the group and will focus on clients in international markets such as Middle East, CIS, Asia and Europe (ex-Switzerland).


As part of an independent and owner-managed Swiss financial group with roots going back to 1988, ARXFE will become a leader in investment solutions for financial entities, institutional and professional investors. The mission of the group is to develop and launch the best trade ideas and investment solutions, enabling our clients to generate performance. The focus is set on in-house research, investment rationale and state-of-the-art investment products and solutions. Our CIO’s main focus is to generate outstanding trade ideas anticipating global markets and trends.


We believe that our most valuable asset is trust. Our core values are strong. We are creating a global financial group headquartered in Zurich and Dubai. The key is the selection of the talented employees and partners which will carry and live the high ethical values for which CAT and ARX stand. We will steadily grow, together with our clients.

For further information, please contact:

For ARX Financial Engineering Ltd., Danny Skutelis: For CAT Financial Products Ltd., Giuliano Glocker:

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Official Press Release:

ARX Financial Engineering
17-35 Central Park Towers
DIFC, Dubai, UAE
CAT Financial Products AG
Limmatquai 4
CH-8001 Zurich
CAT Financial Products AG
Kirchstrasse 52
CH-3097 Liebefeld b. Bern
CAT Financial Products AG
Via Balestra 27
CH-6900 Lugano