BNY Mellon has secured the services of foreign exchange (FX) veteran Jeff Leal, who comes over to the asset manager from UniCredit as its newest Global Head of eFX, Finance Magnates has learned.
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Mr. Leal has been a mainstay in the FX industry for the past seven years, working at multiple lenders, including Nomura and UniCredit, based entirely out of London. He initially made his foray into the financial services space back in 2004 with Lehman Brothers.
He worked at Nomura as a Quantitative Analyst in the e-Trading Research space, before being promoted to its Head of e-FX Trading in 2010. This paved the way for a further appointment as its Managing Director and Global Head of e-FX Trading in 2013.
Most recently, he worked at UniCredit as its Global Head of Electronic markets, joining the lender in 2015. In his role at BNY Mellon he will be based out of London – he steps into his new position with immediate effect.