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