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Buy-side veteran to head execution at Neonet    < 2014-03-03 >

Former buy-side trader Johan Erikson hasjoined Neonet Securities to head up the expansion of its commission sharingagreement business. Erikson takes on the role of head ofexecution services at the Stockholm-based agency broker, which recentlyembarked on a major overhaul of its execution offering. He was previously global head of tradingfor DnB Asset Management and prior to joining that business in 2000 spent tenyears in various sell-side institutions. Tim Wildenberg, CEO of Neonet, said: “We

Morgan Stanley appoints Fennelly to head European electronic trading    < 2014-02-28 >

Rupert Fennelly has been appointed as headof electronic trading in Europe for Morgan Stanley, theTRADEnews.comunderstands. He takes over from Brian Gallagher, who isbelieved to be transferring to the US to head up Morgan Stanley’s electronictrading operations. Fennelly was previously managing directorand head of MSET for the Americas, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he spentseven years as a director at Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley declined to comment on there

Former Burgundy CEO to head execution at SEB    < 2014-03-05 >

Olof Neiglick has left Nordic-basedmultilateral trading facility Burgundy for Swedish bank SEB. Neiglick was CEO of Burgundy when it wasacquired by Oslo Børs in January last year. At the time of the takeover, hesaid the deal would offer strategic opportunities for Burgundy in its nextphase of growth. He has been appointed as global head ofelectronic execution at SEB. Burgundy was launched in June 2009, offeringtrading in Swedish, Danish and Finnish shares. Its acquisition by Oslo Børsgives t

Barnaby Nelson joins Standard Chartered    < 2014-03-24 >

Industry veteran Barnaby Nelsonhas joined Standard Chartered Bank, as regional head of investors andintermediaries for Northeast Asia and Greater China. “I’m basicallycovering all of the transaction banking products that we could sell toinstitutional investors and intermediaries,” said Nelson.  “So, cash management, as well as all of themore traditional securities services products -  clearing and outsourcing for brokers, custodyand fund administration.” He will be basedin Hong Kong and  wi

Euronext makes senior equities and derivatives appointments    < 2014-04-01 >

DanielleBallardie is to take over as head of cash equities at Euronext while Adam Rose willbecome head of financial derivatives as part of several senior appointmentsmade by the exchange. Ballardie has ledthe sales and client coverage team in London for IntercontinentalExchange-ownedEuronext since 2012. She had previously spent three years as director ofelectronic distribution at Barclays Capital for Europe, the Middle East andAfrica, where she helped roll-out its electronic trading business i

BNPP SS’s UK head of outsourced dealing leaves post    < 2014-04-09 >

Carl James hasresigned as head of the UK buy-side dealing outsourcing business on BNP ParibasSecurities Services (BNPP SS). James’ role asmanaging director, Dealing Services UK, will be taken by Hubert Rotivel, who will“head up dealing desks across all asset classes”, a spokesman has confirmed.Rotivel will report to Philippe Boulenguiez, global head of dealing services atBNPP SS. James has headed BNPP SS’s UK outsourced dealingbusiness since its launch in April 2013, and was previously head

Haynes becomes chair of Neonet board    < 2014-04-24 >

CEO and founder of Aquis Exchange, AlasdairHaynes, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of agency broker NeonetSecurities. Haynes has served on the board of Neonetsince February 2013 and takes over the role of chairman from Peter Melbi. He founded Aquis Exchange, a pan-Europeanmultilateral trading facility offering a telecoms-style subscription pricing,in October 2012 and the exchange went live in November last year. Prior to setting up Aquis, Haynes was CEOof Chi-X Europe. He has al

Wall to block market abuse at Liquidnet    < 2014-04-25 >

Senior Newedge compliance executive Christopher Wall hasbeen appointed as European head of market surveillance by Liquidnet, operatorof a block crossing network for institutional investors in 42 countries. Wall, formerly senior compliance officer and head of trademonitoring at the French brokerage house, will be supported by David Stockwell,who joins Liquidnet as market surveillance specialist from Société Générale. Wall will manage the surveillance team’s dailyoperations, including operating

Necakov rejoins Instinet as CTO    < 2014-04-25 >

Instinet has hired Tony Necakov as chieftechnology officer to help the firm continue to grow its global tradingbusiness. Necakov has over 20 years of experiencedeveloping trading platforms and joins Instinet from Bank of America MerrillLynch, where he headed up its global equities high touch trading technologygroup. He has worked in senior trading technologyroles for numerous Wall Street investment banks, including JP Morgan, BearStearns and Goldman Sachs. He also previously worked for Instin

Former FIA Europe CEO joins NLX board    < 2014-04-28 >

London derivatives exchangeNasdaq OMX NLX has appointed Anthony Belchambers, Rob Banus and Andrew Chart asnon-executive directors. Belchambers, a barrister, isthe former CEO of the Futures and Options Association, now know as FIA Europe,which represents 170 members. He is currently deputy chairman and co-founder ofthe Advisory Group to the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum. Heis also the founder and industry deputy chairman of the associate parliamentarygroup on wholesale financi

Macquarie names electronic execution business head    < 2013-02-27 >

Macquarie Securities has appointed Brandon Krieg as managing director andhead of electronic execution in the US and Europe. Krieg, who will be based in New York, will be responsible for expandingclient outreach and further developing Macquarie’s electronic executioncapability. He will report to Damian Hoult, global head of execution services. Krieg was headof sales at Knight Direct, the institutional electronic trade executionbusiness within Knight Capital Group. He also worked as partner at

Florence Fontan to head up BNP’s asset manager client segment    < 2013-03-02 >

BNP ParibasSecurities Services has appointed Florence Fontan as head of the asset managerclient segment. Fontan willhave overall responsibility for strategy, business development, products andservices for the custodian bank’s asset manager clients. She will report toCharley Cock, head of client development and Philippe Ricard, head of asset andfund services at the bank.  Commenting onher appointment, Fontan said asset managers, now more than ever, needed supportaround fund administration and

ConvergEx appoints ETF and global portfolio desk heads    < 2013-10-03 >

Brokerage and trading services provider ConvergEx has hiredOliver Bailly to head its exchange-traded fund (ETF) desk and selected MiguelRuiz to run the global portfolio desk. Bailly joins from Citi where he led the firm’s ETF create/redeemtrading desk while also working with institutional clients on Citi’s programdesk. Prior to Citi, he spent eight years with Bank of America Merrill Lynchwhere he had primary responsibilityfor ETF creation/redemption for the firm’s non-dollar portfolio sales gr

Katz chosen as FESE president    < 2013-11-20 >

The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) hasappointed Six Swiss Exchange’s (SSE) CEO, Christian Katz, as its new president. Katz is the first Swiss national to hold the position andwill be tasked with representing FESE’s 41 members at a time of unprecedentedregulatory change. Commenting on his appointment, Katz said: "The Europeancapital markets face big challenges. If we, as stock exchange andinfrastructure providers, are to strengthen them further in an environment ofrapidly i

SocGen appoints Benoit to head up global equity flow    < 2013-11-22 >

Bruno Benoit has replaced David Escoffier as head of globalequity flow at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB). Escoffier stepped down from the role to become CEO ofderivatives brokerage Newedge, a joint venture between Societe Generale andCredit Agricole. Societe Generale is currently in the process of acquiring the50% of Newedge that it does not already own. Benoit had been deputy head of global equity flow since2012. He has worked for the bank since 1992 with a partic

Eric Noll leaves Nasdaq for ConvergEx    < 2013-11-25 >

Eric Noll, head of transaction services for market operatorNasdaq OMX, has joined agency broker ConvergEx as president, effective immediately, and will transitioninto the role of CEO by January. Noll will be responsible for all strategy, business linesand day-to-day operations. He will report to the board and serve as a director. At Nasdaq, Nollwas responsible for the firm's US and UK equity, options and futures exchanges andhelped manage relationships with key buy- and sell-side firms. He wa

Jefferies electronic trading chief leaves    < 2013-12-12 >

John Bajus, global head of electronictrading solutions for US investment bank Jefferies’ equities division, hasstepped down, has learned. Bajus has helped the firm build theJefferies Electronic Trading Solutions (JETS) business since joining from UBSin 2010. Under his tenure, the JETS team expanded from its New Yorkheadquarters with hires in London and Hong Kong. JETS provides algorithmicstrategies, program trading and direct market access for buy-side clientsglobally. People

Macquarie beefs up London brokerage business    < 2013-12-10 >

Macquarie Securities has made a significantexpansion of its London-based brokerage business with 10 new hires. The appointments have been made across itssales, trading and research teams in a move which the firm said will help itfocus on strategic areas of importance. Poya Bozorgi joins as head of Europeanequity finance following seven years at the equity finance trading desk inSociete Generale. Katie Ramsey becomes vice president of theelectronic trading desk, with a focus on building Macqu

Dutch market maker appoints new CEO    < 2014-01-02 >

Global electronic market maker Optiver has promoted PaulHilgers to CEO from his previous position as head of the firm’s Asia-Pacificbusiness, effective yesterday.  Hilgers, who joined the Amsterdam-headquartered firm in2006, replaces Johann Kaemingk, who will remain a member of Optiver’smanagement board, alongside Hilgers and CFO Edwin Duijn.  Prior to joining Optiver Asia-Pacific as head of marketstructure, Hilgers was commercial director for Fortis Clearing Asia-Pacific,having started his

Nomura appoints global head of execution and equity trading    < 2014-01-10 >

Global investment bank Nomura has appointed Todd Sandoz asglobal head of execution services and equity trading. He will oversee equity execution services, includingInstinet, prime services, electronic trading, futures and options and OTCclearing and will report to Steve Ashley, head of global markets and NaokiMatsuba, co-head of global markets. He will be based in London. This is the first time Nomura has concentrated all of theseresponsibilities in one global role. Prior to Sandoz, Michelle

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