Euronext, Europe’s largest exchange, has appointed industry veteran Paul Humphrey as its newest Head of Fixed Income, Rates, and FX (FICC) Strategy, according to a recent Euronext statement.
Mr. Humphrey’s appointment will be tendered on January 4, 2015 – in his new role he will be tasked with overseeing and managing the group’s development and execution of its strategy across FICC markets where he will report to Euronext’s, Lee Hodgkinson, Head of Markets and Global Sales.
Mr. Humphrey joins Euronext from Thomson Reuters, having served as its Business & Strategy Consultant. Additionally, he has worked in senior level roles at Tullett Prebon PLC, ABN Amro Bank NV, Van Der Moolen, SLK/Goldman Sachs, and ICAP.
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According to Mr. Hodgkinson in a recent statement on the appointment, “We are very excited to have Paul join our company. His appointment further strengthens our senior leadership team and his vast experience and strong vision will help us fulfill our growth ambitions in an important sector of the business.”
“I am delighted to join Euronext and its strong leadership team to develop these important business sectors. Structural and regulatory developments in these markets present opportunities across the whole value chain, and I believe Euronext is well positioned to take full advantage,” added Mr. Humphrey in an accompanying statement.
Last month, Euronext made headlines after it saw the initial public offering (IPO) of ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN). The IPO was a large success, having managed to raise $3.5 billion (€3.3 billion), which constituted the second largest IPO in Europe in 2015 – furthermore, ABN AMRO achieved a market capitalization of $17.9 (€16.7 billion), which is by far the highest in Europe’s markets since 2011.