OM Financial Limited (OMF), New Zealand, a multi-asset financial broker and advisory firm, has promoted longtime financial services veteran Matt Blackwell to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director with immediate effect, Finance Magnates has learned.
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OMF deals with a variety of broking services, including foreign exchange (FX), commodities, derivatives, equities, and fixed income. For his part, Mr. Blackwell has been with OMF and a member of its leadership team since 2014 when he joined as its director. During his short tenure, he has played a key role in executing OMF’s overall strategy via the fostering, development, and distribution of OMF’s online trading platforms.
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Prior to joining OMF in 2014, Mr. Blackwell held a number of senior level roles at other financial venues, including Deutsche Bank, having served as its Managing Director and Co-Head of FICC Sales – Asia for nearly eight years. Additionally, he has worked at ANZ as its Head of Rates & Structured Products – Asia and National Australia Bank (NAB) as its Head of Rates Trading and Structuring – Asia, dating back to 1997, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
According to OMF’s Chairman Colin Churchouse, in a recent statement on the appointment: “The Board is delighted to appoint Matt to the role of Chief Executive and Managing Director. Matt’s extensive experience in the New Zealand and international markets combined with his proven management skills will add significant value to our firm. We are looking forward to working with him to drive the business forward to new heights.”
With the expansion into new territories and the delivery of a new platform on the horizon, Matt is excited about the opportunity to lead OMF into the future. “The financial industry is rapidly evolving and this will present OMF with many opportunities for future growth and expansion. I look forward to working with our talented staff to realise these opportunities,” said Mr. Blackwell in an accompanying statement.