Abide Financial Parts Ways with Founder and CCO Chris Bates

Mr. Bates held this position for more than seven years‎.

Chris Bates, founder and chief commercial officer of Abide Financial, has ‎severed its relationship with NEX Group’s Bristol-based trade reporting ‎specialist.‎

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Mr. Bates held this position for more than seven years, and his resignation ‎came into effect in February. During this tenure, he was tasked with ‎responsibility for delivering all aspects of the sales and marketing strategy.‏

Abide Financial is a provider of regulatory reporting ‎technology which ensures market participants are ‎compliant with evolving reporting obligations. The ‎company acts as a reporting hub for EMIR, Approved ‎Reporting Mechanism for MiFID and a Regulatory ‎Reporting Mechanism for REMIT.

In 2016, the five-year old Abide was acquired by NEX Group plc, ‎formerly known as ICAP plc, to become a subsidiary of its post trade ‎risk and information division.‎

Mr. Bates has 14 years of experience in the financial industry, holding ‎different roles with various companies. Prior to Abide Financial, he served ‎as VP Sales and Marketing at IP Trade SA for three and a half years ‎between June 2007 and November 2010. ‎

The first role he listed on his LinkedIn profile was EMEA Sales Director at ‎BT Trading Systems, where was employed for more than three years, ‎between 2004 and June 2007. ‎

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