Chi-X Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global Holdings LLC, today announced the appointment of Peter Warton as head of market operations. Mr. Warton’s previous role was Global Head of IT operations at Tibra, a globally active securities firm.
Jamie Crank, Chi-X Australia’s current head of market operations, will move to a new role as head of product, responsible for developing trading solutions. Chris Lampropoulos will be responsible for the development of the market data business, having previously working at Chi-X Canada.
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Mr. Warton rejoins Chi-X having worked at the firm between August 2011 and March 2014. In a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Warton has also worked for the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), LCH. Clearnet and Actant in a variety of software development and project management roles.
Mike Aikins, Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Chi-X Australia, stated, “He brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of our market operations having previously worked with Chi-X as a consultant in 2011 at the time of our launch.” Adding, “We look forward to leveraging Peter’s knowledge and experience to strengthen our operational customer relationships and position Chi-X for continued further growth.”
According to Chi-X, the company achieved record turnover figures in October, exceeding AU$20 million and claiming an 18% market share.