Bank of America has hired Chris Monnery as a director in their Prime Brokerage division focused on their Risk platform. He joined from Fidessa where he was the global head of low-touch order management business development. Prior to that he spent over 15 years with Morgan Stanley and Citi across various roles in prime, futures and electronic trading.
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JonesTrading announced it has landed Peter Sellers as Head of European Outsourced Trading to run its Outsourced Trading Services in Europe. Sellers, brings over a decade of industry experience and expertise to the role. Most recently he was at Caxton Associates in Global Equity Trading. Prior to that, he served as Global Trader, Adams Hill Partners. He was European Trader at Perry Capital London and was also with Perry earlier in his career as a US Event Trader in New York. Sellers will be based in New York and London, reporting to Jeff LeVeen, Managing Director and Head of Outsourced Trading.
World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, elected four Directors of the Board. They are:
Greg Wojciechowski, President & CEO, Bermuda Stock Exchange – Director, Americas region (3-year term)
Juan Pablo Cordoba, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia – Director, Americas region (3-year term)
Jiwon Jung, Chairman & CEO, Korea Exchange – Director, Asia-Pacific region (3-year term)
Akira Kiyota, Group CEO, Japan Exchange Group – Director, Asia-Pacific region (3-year term)
Aviva Investors, a global asset manager, appointed Emma Halley as Head of Investment Process for Multi-asset and Macro. In this new role, she will be responsible for the generation, structuring and completion of new ideas across Aviva Investors’ multi-asset portfolios. Halley joins from Fulcrum Asset Management, where she was Head of Portfolio Management. Prior to this, she spent four years in the Global Fixed Income team at Schroders. Based in London, Halley reports to Peter Fitzgerald, Chief Investment Officer, Multi-asset and Macro.
Financial and regulatory litigation attorney David Slovick has joined Barnes & Thornburg’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Slovick joins from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York, where he was counsel in the Litigation Group. Slovick is a former senior enforcement attorney at both the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In these roles, he led numerous administrative investigations and federal court actions involving a wide range of conduct in the derivatives and securities markets, including futures, swaps and securities trading practices; market manipulation; insider trading; commodity pool fraud; futures and foreign exchange Ponzi schemes; securities offering and disclosure fraud; accounting fraud; and options trading.
Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors. A highly-experienced private equity professional, de Montgolfier joins from Brussels-listed investment manager Gimv, where he was Partner and Head of Gimv France, responsible for overseeing investment and group strategy in the market.
Citigroup has named Douglas Adams and James Fleming its new global co-heads of equity capital markets (ECM), the unit that helps companies raise money on public stock exchanges. Their appointments come at a difficult time for the business. Refinitiv data show ECM fees have fallen 16 per cent industry-wide this year, and WeWork’s failed IPO and sharp post-listing declines from others like Peloton are expected to deter other companies from testing the market in the coming months.
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) grabbed Tadashi Tago as Group as Head of Information Services for Japan. In this newly created position, he will lead the growth and development of LSEG’s information services businesses in Japan, including global index provider, FTSE Russell, as well as analytics and data solutions. Tadashi came from Bloomberg, where he successfully led the firm’s index and analytics business in Japan. Prior to Bloomberg, he spent 14 years at senior positions covering indexing and analytics at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in Japan. He also held various roles in derivatives trading, international business planning, IT planning and product development at several financial institutions in Japan.
Boston Private, a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, private and commercial banking services, appointed Patrick Dwyer as Managing Director, Head of Strategic Business Development. With over 30-years of experience, Dwyer will focus on driving growth across all of Boston Private’s markets. Prior to joining Boston Private, he served as Private Wealth Advisor at Merrill for nearly three decades.
Style Analytics, the provider of factor-based portfolio and market analytical tools for investment professionals, landed Damian Handzy as Chief Commercial Officer. Based in the US, Handzy will be responsible for a broad range of both strategic and tactical functions including commercial strategy, product & market research, marketing, and strategic partnerships. He has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry with a focus on growing software platforms inspired by technical and financial innovations. He founded Investor Analytics in 1999 as Wall Street’s first cloud-based, multi-asset risk platform, which he sold in 2016. Prior to joining Style Analytics, Damian served as Global Head of Risk for StatPro.