A multidisciplinary team for your success

We are designers, coders, thinkers, bankers, traders, makers and entrepreneurs.

And we love what we do.

CEO and Mitgründer Manuel Heyden

Manuel Heyden

CEO, Co-founder

Manuel was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1980. He started his career in 1999 founding his first online marketing company at age of 19. Since then Manuel has followed his passion for product development, design and online marketing especially in the financial technology sector. After spending two and a half years in investment banking with ABN AMRO Bank in Frankfurt and London to establish an online brokerage company, he founded the social trading company, ayondo, in 2007 and sold most of his shares in 2014. Manuel holds a Master of Science from European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel.

CTO und Mitgründer Dominic Heyden

Dominic „Dom“ Heyden

CTO, Co-founder

Dominic was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1978 and he is exactly what someone might call a technology geek and developer - with passion. Coding from his earliest years, he has developed several online platforms as lead developer. After spending more than two years as an international consultant with Autonomy, he joined ayondo as CIO in 2009 and brought the technology to an execution machine with over a million trades per month. After he sold his shares in ayondo in 2014 he founded nextmarkets with his younger brother Manuel. Dominic holds a M.Sc. in Engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from RWTH Aachen.

CEO Volker Hansen

Volker Hansen

Director nextmarkets Trading

Volker was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1972. He started his trading career in 2000 and has been working in the financial sector with many large and international investment banks as a stock, derivatives and proprietary trader. He holds numerous trading licenses. Volker holds a Master of Finance and Financial Derivatives from the Frankfurt School of Business.

COO Grant Saunders

Grant Saunders

Director nextmarkets Trading

Grant was born in South Africa in 1971. He started his career in banking in 2000. Since then Grant has followed his passion for trading, treasury, product development, especially in the investment banking sector. He has been with various large international investment banks over his career. Grant holds a MBA from the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.


Risk Notice: Trading in Contracts for Difference (CFDs) involves a high degree of risk to your capital. Any existing risks can be considerably increased through the use of leverage. This risk is not appropriate for every investor and you should seek independent advice if necessary. You may earn profits or incur losses. Losses may end up in a complete loss of the money which has been invested with nextmarkets Trading Ltd.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

nextmarkets Trading Limited is a company registered in Malta (registration number C 77603) and licensed and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as a financial services company under licence IS/ 77603. nextmarkets Trading Limited is a subsidiary of nextmarkets GmbH based in Cologne.