CFH Clearing has just announced a new addition to the company’s institutional sales team. The company appoints Michael Bleys as VP Sales (EMEA).
Bleys joins CFH from Sucden Financial, where he spent over five years in the firm’s e-FX division. His experience in the industry also includes a short span at Barclays and five years at Saxo Bank in both of the company’s London and Copenhagen offices.
Bleys will continue to be based in London, with his focus being on brokerages, regional banks, and funds. Despite the fears surrounding Brexit that the role of the UK capital as a financial hub would diminish, FX clearing data from central banks points to the contrary.
The hire confirms a commitment on the part of the financial division of Playtech, TradeTech to further invest in the development of the EMEA sales team of CFH Clearing. Reinforcing the effort is Harry Fry, who previously worked in CFH Clearing’s client services team for two years. He is now promoted to a newly created business development role.
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Before joining CFH, Fry held a pre and post sales role in account management at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Both Bleys and Fry will report directly to Paul Jackson, CFH Clearing’s Director of Sales.
Commenting on the expansion of his team, Jackson said: “These new appointments reflect our business growth and our ambitious plans to dominate the market.”
Elaborating on the new hire, Jackson said that the skills which Bleys adds to the firm include a wealth of industry experience and contacts as well as exceptional multi-lingual skills.
Commenting on his appointment, Bleys added: “I am excited to join CFH. I am joining at a time when we are able to offer a broad range of products and technology solutions and are well positioned to extend our reach to wider markets.”