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ON THE MOVE: Instimatch Adds Senior Executives; CS Adds to AES Group

Traders Magazine Online News, March 26, 2019

John D'Antona Jr.

Instimatch Global, a digital network for institutional money market lending, has added several staff across the firm:

- Bobby Bhakar joined as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from money market brokerage, BGC Partners, where he held senior roles in product strategy and IT delivery for over a decade. Bhaker, who previously built trading solutions that generated over $100 million in revenue, will be responsible for developing Instimatch’s digital network. Based in London, he reports to CEO, Daniel Sandmeier.

- Marco R fenacht onboarded as Managing Director from Vicenda Asset Management, which holds an equity stake in Instimatch Global. R fenacht will focus on key client management, while helping to develop new offerings and expand Instimatch’s institutional client base. He is based in Zurich and reports to CEO, Daniel Sandmeier.

- Julia Scheidwimmer landed as Head of Sales Germany from MGW M nchen, a brokerage firm. Based in Munich and reporting to CEO Daniel Sandmeier, she will drive new user growth among German financial institutions including asset managers, banks and corporate clients.

- Alice Fitton joins as UK Sales Manager from venture capital firm, Octopus Investments where she worked as a Senior Business Development Manager. She will focus on driving growth onto the platform, working with UK-based pension funds, banks, family offices and other financial institutions. She is based in London and reports to UK Head of Sales, Britni Doo.

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Schroders plc has appointed two new Directors, Deborah Waterhouse and Leonie Schroder. Waterhouse, Chief Executive of ViiV Healthcare, will join the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director and Leonie Schroder will join the Board as a Non-independent Non-executive Director. Both will join the Nominations Committee. Also, Robin Buchanan will retire at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2019, having served nine years on the Board.

Deborah Waterhouse, 51, has been the CEO of ViiV Healthcare since 2017. ViiV Healthcare is a leading global company, majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline and focused on advancing science into HIV treatment, prevention and care. In 2018 ViiV Healthcare generated sales of £4.7 billion. Ms Waterhouse has more than two decades of experience in the pharmaceuticals sector.

Leonie Schroder, 44, is a descendant of John Henry Schroder, co-founder of Schroders in 1804. She has held a number of roles in the charity sector and is currently a director of the Schroder Charity Trust and a number of private limited companies. 

Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC, a leading infrastructure investor in the U.S. lower middle market, has hired Ryan Stewart as a Managing Director. As a senior member of the Ridgewood Infrastructure team, Stewart will focus on leading transactions throughout the investment cycle. He joins Ridgewood Infrastructure from Fortress Investment Group, where he was a Managing Director and led numerous investments across infrastructure industry verticals. Prior to working at Fortress, Stewart was an investment professional in J.P. Morgan's infrastructure private equity fund, where he worked directly with Michael Albrecht, a Partner at Ridgewood Infrastructure. He also worked at Barclays and DXC Technology.

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