Frankfurt-headquartered data analytics firm big xyt has hired former Barclays Capital’s Senior Executive Mark Montgomery in a key role to support Strategy and Business Development.
Leveraging the experience and reach of this appointee, the firm is aiming to expand its client base in the UK, as one of his primary roles is to ensure alignment of the business strategy with client needs and to oversee the firm’s expansion in London.
Montgomery is a trading industry veteran with more than three decades of experience. He started his career as a trader and gradually climbed the corporate ladder to reach the leadership position, where he has more than two decades of experience. Prior to joining big xyt, Montgomery served as the Director of Electronic Trading Sales and Alliance Bernstein at Barclays Capital for more than eight years. He has extensive experience in dealing with the trading solutions and knows the challenges faced by the trading community.
After the appointment, Montgomery commented: “Having seen the market evolve over a number of years I’m very pleased to join big xyt, a young entrepreneurial company, at this key time when there is real demand and value in data and analytics as a service. At big xyt, I am surrounded by industry specialists and forward thinkers, as well as expert technologists who have created best-in-class solutions to support members of the financial community who want a flexible window onto the evolving landscape without the need to commit proprietary resources.”
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“I look forward to supporting big xyt business acceleration by leveraging existing and new products and capabilities to a global network of decision makers within the trading community,” he added.
After its launch in 2014, big xyt captured a huge chunk of the capital market clients with its data analytics solutions. Last month, the firm enhanced the functionality on its Liquidity Cockpit dashboard, designed to provide greater transparency on over-the-counter equities activity, including Systematic Internaliser transactions.
Moreover, last year CBOE Europe Equities, the largest pan-European exchange by market share, chose big xyt for its Liquidity Cockpit.
Welcoming Montgomery, big xyt’s CEO Robin Mess said, “We are excited to be adding such a talent to our team. Bringing a seasoned executive such as Mark into the organization is an important part of our strategic plans for 2018. The London market is core to our European strategy and Marks entrepreneurial skills and approach are a perfect match to our firm”.