Tradeweb Markets, a global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, appointed Murray Roos to the company’s Board of Directors effective March 19. He succeeds Debra Walton, who will be stepping down from the Tradeweb board. Roos is Group Head of Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group and a member of the group’s executive committee. Prior to joining LSEG in 2020, Mr. Roos was Global Co-Head of Equities at Citigroup and previously led the bank’s Multi-Asset Structuring Group. He joined Citi in 2015 from Deutsche Bank, where he held a number of management and trading roles.
LiquidityBook, a SaaS-based provider of trading solutions for the buy and sell sides, hired Stephanie Minister as Managing Director of Connectivity Services. Minister will spearhead business development efforts for LiquidityBook’s proprietary managed FIX network and lead a newly created arm of the LiquidityBook corporate structure. She is an industry veteran, having spent the past 15 years with ITG and Virtu Financial. She’s also a past president of Boston STA and is a current governor at National STA.
Capco, a global technology and management consultancy appointed Teuta Naghshineh as a new Partner in its US Digital Engineering practice, based out of Los Angeles. A senior business leader with over 15 years’ consulting and technology transformation experience within financial services, Teuta joins Capco from Slalom Consulting, where she helped launch the firm’s Los Angeles fintech practice focusing on banking, capital markets and asset management. She has also worked as a director and manager in PwC’s financial advisory practice, and worked at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and BNY Mellon.
Managed Funds Association, the trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry, hired Jillien Flores as Head of U.S. Government Affairs and promoted Jennifer Han to Chief Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs. Flores joins MFA from Vanguard where she served on the government relations team and advocated on behalf of shareholders and clients on a range of policy issues, including capital markets, tax, and retirement policy. Flores is an experienced government relations professional. She served as a primary government relations advocate at Vanguard since 2015. Previously she worked at the Washington, D.C. government relations and public affairs firm Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears. Han, in her new role, will oversee industry development of regulatory policy, regulatory engagement, and key legal and compliance matters affecting the alternative investment industry. She has held several roles in her nearly 15-year tenure at MFA. Prior to MFA, Han was a staff attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and she also has private sector experience assisting investment firms with legal and compliance matters.
JPMorgan Chase hired former HSBC executive Jeremy Balkin as head of fintech and innovation for wholesale payments, Reuters reported. Balkin quit HSBC last month after six years leading the bank’s strategic digital parternships. During his time at the bank, Balkin authored two books on fintech and innovation and was behind the deployment of humanoid robot Pepper in HSBC’s Fifth Avenue flagship New York branch. In his new role, Balkin will oversee fintech and innovation initiatives for wholesale payments, and be involved in JPMorgan’s decisions to invest or partner with companies that can help further its strategy in the space, the bank told Reuters.
Datasynthesis, a three-year-old data quality management platform provider, hired Brian Sentance as Head of EMEA, based in London. Sentance is the ex-CEO of Xenomorph and has over 30 years’ experience in data and analytics technology within financial markets. At Datasynthesis he joins the leadership team of Christian Robertson, CEO, and Vlad Agranov, Chief Product Officer, industry veterans of Paladyne Systems and Broadridge respectively.
FINRA promoted Stephanie Dumont, formerly Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Markets Policy for FINRA’s Office of General Counsel, to the role of Executive Vice President and Head of Market Regulation and Transparency Services. Dumont will report to President and CEO Robert W. Cook and join FINRA’s Management Committee. In her former role, Dumont was responsible for leading the development and interpretation of FINRA rules for market regulation, and providing legal and policy advice to FINRA management and staff.