Trading Places: Financial Commission Gets New DRC Member, Nasdaq Taps CEO

Catch up on the latest moves from around the financial services industry.

Monday, November 14

Torsten Gellert, AxiCorp

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AxiCorp announced its newest senior appointment last week, tapping Torsten Gellert as its newest Head of Operations in Germany, part of the group’s latest expansion on the continent. Mr. Gellert will be tasked with growing and developing AxiTrader’s presence and market share in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, a burgeoning region of FX clients.

Vadim Sviderski
Vadim Sviderski

Vadim Sviderski, Financial Commission

The Financial Commission (FinaCom) added Vadim Sviderski to its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC). With more than fifteen years in the banking and financial services industry, Mr. Sviderski brings a diverse set of skills to the Financial Commission’s DRC. He has been covering the financial markets as a business journalist for the past eight years and understands the challenges that investors face.

Peter Romilly, Broctagon Solutions

Peter Romilly
Peter Romilly

Industry veteran Peter Romilly, whose previous experience includes senior roles at several FX firms, joined the binary option platform provider Broctagon Solutions in the capacity of chief operating officer (COO). In his new role Mr. Romilly will be tasked with developing Broctagon’s growth in the binary options market, a field in which the company has spent several years offering innovative solutions.

Tuesday, November 15

Adena Friedman
Adena Friedman

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has named Adena Friedman as its newest Chief Executive Officer less than a year after her promotion to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Her appointment will begin on January 1, 2017. She will be succeeding longtime CEO Bob Greifeld who will become Chairman of the Board and relinquish his role to Ms. Friedman after nearly fourteen years.

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Guy Rowcliffe, ICAP

ICAP tapped Guy Rowcliffe as its newest Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), for ICAP’s Post Trade Risk and Information Services (PTRI). Mr. Rowcliffe had been the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RESET and has run the business for ICAP since 2009. In the newly created role he will be tasked with oversight of the APAC region, as well as the overall strategy for ICAP’s PTRI business – in this capacity he will be representing the company amongst regulators and other industry entities.

Wednesday, November 16

Mohammad Amer, FXPRIMUS

FXPRIMUS last week appointed Mohammad Amer as its newest Head of Sales. Mohammad brings with him a wealth of experience from a career in the foreign exchange markets spanning over 16 years  – this includes relevant positions at a variety of other companies in the sector. Mr. Amer will use his extensive experience and market knowledge to expand the existing client base and sales team.

Friday, November 18

Dave Nadig, Bats

Bats Global Markets made a new senior hire Friday as Dave Nadig rejoined the company’s division as its Chief Executive Officer. The division was acquired by Bats earlier this year, which represented the group’s commitment and strategy surrounding ETFs. Mr. Nadig rejoined, following a stint with the group from 2008 to 2015.

Emeryc Kpenou, ING

Emeryc Kpenou
Emeryc Kpenou


Last Friday, Dutch banking giant ING saw the departure of Emeryc Kpenou after nearly seventeen years with the lender. Mr. Kpenou worked at ING since 1999, having joined as a Managing Director and Head of Sales for Foreign Exchange and IRD, a position he held for over fifteen years – during this time, he helped manage the group’s FX portfolio while based out of London.

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