CLS Hires Keith Tippell as Head of Product

He was Head of Securities and FX Markets at SWIFT earlier in his career

Foreign exchange settlement utility firm CLS announced today that Keith Tippell has been appointed as the firm’s new Head of Product.

London-based, he will be responsible for overseeing CLS’s existing product suite and all new product development in the settlement and processing business lines.

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Tippell brings over 20 years of experience in the financial technology sector to his new role, much of which has focused on FX and OTC derivatives trade processing and G20 regulatory change.

He joins CLS from Droit Financial Technologies, where he worked as Head of Business Development for Europe and Asia Pacific.

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Previously, Tippell held numerous product management and business development roles, including with SWIFT and Markit.

At Markit, he was a Managing Director within the company’s trade processing division, responsible for establishing MarkitSERV FX.

At SWIFT, Tippell served as a Managing Director, Head of Securities and FX Markets.

Extensive industry experience

“We are delighted to welcome Keith to CLS. He has extensive product management and business development experience and a proven track record of delivering complex industry solutions. In his role at CLS, he will empower our clients’ success by delivering products that address their changing requirements in the evolving FX market. His appointment supports our growth strategy as we continue to expand the CLS offering globally,” Alan Marquard, Chief Business Development Officer at CLS, says.

“Recent market developments further highlight the importance of the safe and efficient daily operation of the FX market. I look forward to partnering with the industry to evolve existing CLS services to further mitigate risk and to establish new services where core CLS competencies can be leveraged for the broader benefit of the market,” Tippell adds.

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