MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX), an operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, has appointed Christophe Roupie as its newest Head of Europe and Asia for MarketAxess Europe Limited and Trax, pending approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
In his new role, Mr. Roupie will help spearhead an effort to grow the firm’s businesses across Europe and Asia, whilst reporting to Rick McVey, Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess. In addition, he will work in tandem with Scott Eaton, Chief Operating Officer for MarketAxess Europe and Trax, helping foster the company’s global expansion as well as securing new business and product development opportunities.
The move follows the company’s European growth plan, which has been a by-product of shifting regulatory changes and regional partnerships. By extension, MarketAxess recently launched Open Trading in Asia, also seeking to fortify its market penetration on the continent.
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Mr. Roupie joins MarketAxess from AXA Investment Managers, having worked previously as its Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing. Additional roles include positions as the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management, among others.
According to Mr. McVey in a statement on the appointment: “Christophe is widely regarded as a leader in the investment management trading community, and has developed strong relationships with dealer trading partners.”
“He has led successful initiatives in order management systems, electronic trading, data and straight through processing, which complement our vision for creating the world’s leading credit marketplace. I’m thrilled that Christophe is joining us at such a pivotal time in the growth of our global client footprint,” he added.
“MarketAxess and Trax are at the forefront of market innovation, bringing exciting technological enhancements and greater efficiency to all market participants across the front- and back-offices. I am delighted at the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic organisation and help drive further advancements in the credit markets,” noted Mr. Roupie.