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ON THE MOVE: Nasdaq Promotes Dague; Auerbach Names New Head of Equities

Traders Magazine Online News, June 19, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Nasdaq has promoted Bill Dague to head of alternative data for its Global Information Services business, including responsibility for the exchange’s Analytics Hub of third-party and alternative datasets. Dague has spent four years at Nasdaq, most recently as director of data science, having also served as a senior data scientist and a software engineer since joining the exchange as a software engineer intern in 2014. Before Nasdaq, Dague was a junior programmer at CIQ Labs.

Auerbach Grayson & Company, LLC, a New York-based brokerage firm specializing in global trade execution and exclusive in-depth research for U.S. institutional investors, has hired Angel de la Fuente as Managing Director Head of Equities. With decades of international investment experience de la Fuente joins Auerbach Grayson from Kepler Cheuvreux, where he served as Managing Director and Country Head for North America since 2010. Prior to his time at Kepler, de la Fuente was the Head of European Equities in North America and Head of Global Equities and Asset Management of Iberia for J.P. Morgan, roles he served for over 13 years.

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JPMorgan has hired Borzu Masoudi from Goldman Sachs for US index flow trading in its equities department, according to media reports. When he joins in August, Masoudi will replace David Kim, who recently decamped for Bank of America.

OpenDoor Securities  has named Marie Patton as Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Head of Sales, and Lauren McFall Gardner as Managing Director and Co-Head of Sales. In addition to her collaboration with McFall Gardner spearheading the sales and marketing functions of the firm, Patton will also focus on optimizing day-to-day operations for the CEO and coordination among all internal department heads as CAO. Both will report directly to CEO, President and Co-Founder Susan Estes.

Before joining OpenDoor, Patton spent nearly 40 years at ICAP in eCommerce leadership roles ranging from Business and Product Development in APAC to Business Development Manager of Electronic Markets in the US. McFall Gardner spent two and a half years as the Director of West Coast Sales for NEX, overseeing regional sales for its FX execution and netting platform and NEX’s Treasury platform (formerly EBS BrokerTec). Before that, she spent three years as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Head of European Sales for interest rate swaps platform trueEX.

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