ON THE MOVE: MUFG Adds Stu Taylor; Brian Pomraning Joins Pico

MUFG appointed Stuart Taylor as Head of Electronic Trading within Global Markets for EMEA, Asia and the Americas. This newly created role within MUFG’s Securities business will have Taylor lead on consolidating the e-trading strategy and growing the business through the use of electronic trading. Taylor joins from BGC where he was Global Head of BGC’s electronic buy side fixed income division; previously he founded fintech firm Algomi, where he was CEO from 2012 to 2018. Taylor will be based in London and report to Atif Hayat, Deputy Global Head of Sales and Trading, Global Markets.

Pico, a provider of technology services for global financial markets, hired Brian Pomraning as Chief Revenue Officer.  In his role, Pomraning will be responsible for developing, resourcing and executing on Pico’s sales strategy focused on delivering a superior client experience. A capital markets veteran of more than 20 years, Pomraning was most recently Global Head of Product Management, Quantitative Research and Technology at Investment Technology Group. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Equities Execution Services at JP Morgan in EMEA.  Brian also held Sales, Product Management and Technology leadership roles at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

The Operating Committees of the Securities Information Processors added Steve Miele of LeveL ATS to its Advisory Committee. The SIP Advisory Committee meets quarterly with the CTA and UTP Operating Committees and the Securities and Exchange Commission to review SIP performance and discuss policy matters; the 11-member Advisory Committee is meant to represent the diverse viewpoints of the marketplace, with representatives from retail, vendor, institutional brokerage, and alternative trading systems. Miele is the Chief Strategy Officer of LeveL ATS, an independently operated US Equity Alternative Trading System that provides a continuous crossing platform in a highly stable dark pool environment. Prior to joining LeveL ATS, he was an Equity Trader for Fidelity Capital Markets on the Boston Stock Exchange. 

Kristina Jeromin is leaving her role as Head of Group Sustainability & ESG Regulation at Deutsche Börse AG at the end of the year. The exchange group said the departure is at her own request and by mutual agreement to take on a new challenge, and a successor will be announced shortly. Jeromin started her career at Deutsche Börse in 2007 in the communications department and worked in Corporate Responsibility from 2009-2016, before being appointed Head of Group Sustainability in 2016. Since April 2020 she has also been responsible for ESG regulatory matters. 

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited appointed Neil Shen, Founder and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China, to the HKEX International Advisory Council. Established in 2019, the Council comprises experts in economics, business, technology and finance from around the world who act as advisors to the HKEX Board of Directors. The Council contributes to HKEX’s understanding of the global environment, including developments in major financial centres, advancements in technology and global policy and regulatory initiatives, by drawing on the extensive skills and experience of its members. Shen is the sixth member of the Council, which is chaired by HKEX Chairman Laura M Cha.