Inside XTX Markets’ sci-fi-inspired King’s Cross office

XTX Markets, a fintech company spun out of hedge fund GSA Capital in 2015, has created a new sci-fi and mathematics-inspired office in King’s Cross, NW1.

The market-maker, which provides liquidity across the foreign exchange, commodities, derivatives and equity markets, has swapped the traditional hedge fund enclave of Mayfair for the tech hub environment of King’s Cross, taking 22,000 sq ft at Argent’s R7 building on Handyside Street.

The Peldon Rose-designed office includes a “portal and experience tunnel”, which comprises thousands of individual sensor and light units that detect a person’s movement and capture