ON THE MOVE: Cowen Adds Governara, Talierco; Broadridge Tabs Ray Tierney

Cowen has expanded its Fixed Income Outsourced Trading team with two senior hires, Vincent Governara and Chris Taliercio. Both traders bring over 15 years’ experience in the credit space at buy-side and sell-side institutions. Governera joins Cowen from FHN Financial, where he was Senior Vice President, Credit Trading. Taliercio spent over five years as a High Yield Credit Trader at Column Park Asset Management, a NY-based hedge fund. Both traders are based in New York and will report to Joram Siegel, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Outsourced Trading.

Broadridge has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Fintech and financial services veteran Ray Tierney as President of Itiviti. With extensive experience on both the sell-side and buy-side, Tierney will be responsible for the management and growth of Broadridge’s front-office OEMS and Connectivity solutions with its recently completed acquisition of Itiviti. Tierney brings 35 years of capital markets experience to Broadridge, having most recently served as Global CEO of Trading Solutions at Bloomberg. In addition, Rob Mackay, CEO of Itiviti since 2019, will assume a role as Senior Advisor.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Renee Jones as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. John Coates, the Division’s current Acting Director, has been named SEC General Counsel. Both appointments are effective June 21, 2021. Jones most recently served as Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College Law School, where she taught courses in corporations, securities regulation, startup company governance, and financial regulation. Coates has served as the SEC’s Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance since February 2021. Before joining the SEC, he served as the John F. Cogan Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard University, where he also was Vice Dean for Finance and Strategic Initiatives. 

HSBC Asset Management has brought together all of its existing alternatives capabilities under a single business unit, HSBC Alternatives that will comprise of HSBC Alternatives Investments (HAIL), which includes the multi-manager Hedge Fund and Private Market teams, as well as the firm’s Private Debt, Venture Capital and direct Real Estate teams, with existing capabilities in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the US. Joanna Munro, currently Global CIO, will lead the new combined unit, reporting directly to Nicolas Moreau as a member of his Management Committee. Munro was appointed Global CIO in 2019 and has been with HSBC Asset Management since 2005. She will continue to be based in London.

David Northmore and Chris Crang have joined Solidatus in the newly created roles of Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Marketing respectively. Northmore joins from MarkLogic where he served as Area VP. Crang joins from Worldpay UK where he was Head of Corporate Marketing.

Aubrey Capital Management has appointed Simon Pinner as Sales Director to strengthen its distribution capabilities across its range of European, Global Conviction and Global Emerging Markets funds. Pinner joins Aubrey from Brooks Macdonald, where he held the role of Discretionary Sales Director, Specialist Funds.

Securrency has hired MonaLisa Raas Como as Chief Commercial Officer and Bill Ashlock as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Securrency, Como was a key player at E*TRADE, TD Ameritrade, and Capital One Investing. Ashlock, brings decades of experience in banking systems, crypto token exchange and clearing, and digital transformation.

United Fintech has announced its Advisory Board, with the appointment of six world-class experts. The members of the Advisory Board are: Russel Levi with 25 years’ experience heading up Sales at Bloomberg and SuperDerivatives; Michel André, CTO at Saxo Bank for 14 years; Rasmus Jensen, Specialist in corporate leadership and digital transformation at Templafy; Peter Korsholm – successful investor, former partner at EQT; Jannik Kruse Petersen with 20 years in investment banking and private equity and a successful private fintech investor; and Morten Jensen – Leading legal expert, Head of Capital Markets and M&A at Bruun Hjejle.