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Check out the latest executive moves from around the industry from last week.

Monday, November 21

Stuart Connolly, ICAP

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ICAP on-boarded Stuart Connolly as Head of Client Product Development for its Post Trade Risk and Information (PTRI) division. In a newly created role, Connolly will report to Jenny Knott, Chief Executive Officer for PTRI, and will be based in London. With a strong track record of business delivery and growth, Connolly will work with each of ICAP PTRI’s businesses to leverage data and develop client data services through the identification of real life client use cases.

Edward Brown, GTX

GTX last week announced the appointment of Edward Brown as Chief Executive Officer of GTX SEF, a Swap Execution Facility. Brown’s appointment is the latest in a series of additions at GTX. Back in August, the company hired industry veteran Thomas Reichel as Director of Institutional Sales, bringing on board 20 years experience in the foreign exchange industry.

Tuesday, November 22

Stephanie Lynch-Habib, Colt Technology Services

Colt Technology Services strengthened its management team with the addition of Stephanie Lynch-Habib as its newest Chief Marketing Officer. She will step into the new role at the beginning of December. Ms. Lynch-Habib will maintain a central role in Colt’s business, which provides high bandwidth services to enterprise and wholesale businesses in hubs in Europe and Asia.

Tanya Laing, Morgan Stanley

Tanya Laing parted ways with Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) last week with the Executive Director leaving after just one year – she reportedly will be pursuing other opportunities in the buy-side realm. Prior to her time at Morgan Stanley, she worked at Barclays as its Director of Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange (EMFX) for over three years.

Wednesday, November 23

Stephen Leahy
Stephen Leahy

Stephen Leahy, Visual Trading Systems

Visual Trading Systems made a new senior appointment Wednesday, securing veteran Stephen Leahy as its newest CEO with immediate effect. The hire comes at a time when the company is expanding in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, having also recently re-structured its product line. Mr. Leahy joined Visual Trading Systems after a brief hiatus from the FX industry. His most recent stint was as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FXPrimus, a role he held for over a year.

Zeynep Ertan, IS Prime

IS Prime Ltd selected the Turkish veteran Zeynep Ertan to join its Electronic Trading team. Zeynep Ertan lands at IS Prime after a less than two-year tenure as Client Service Representative and Relationship Manager at CFH Clearing Limited. During this period she was tasked with managing relations with clients and resolving cases regarding trading and technology issues including MT4, FIX Protocol and CFH Systems products.

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Carlos Rijo, Credit Suisse  

Credit Suisse has secured the services of Carlos Rijo who joins the lender as a senior bond trader, following a lengthy career in the fixed income space. In his new role at Credit Suisse, Mr. Rijo will be based out of the lender’s New York branch, joining from BBVA.

Thursday, November 24

John Reed, ActivTrades

John Reed
John Reed

ActivTrades appointed John Reed as a new non-executive director to the company’s board – the move bolstered the team behind the firm with a very experienced financial services professional with numerous years of experience in similar roles at other companies in the industry.

Mehreen Khan: Linkedin
Mehreen Khan: Linkedin

Mehreen Khan, BlackPearlFX

Last Thursday, BlackPearlFX added Mehreen Khan to its marketing team who joined the company as its new Marketing Executive. Khan brings with her a wealth of marketing experience from previous roles in the industry having worked from January 2016 – November 2016 specializing in marketing, graphic design, social media and project management.

Peter Hinder, Deutsche Bank

Source: Linkedin
Source: Linkedin

Deutsche Bank has named veteran Swiss banker Peter Hinder as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will take over as head of its operations in Switzerland and its European wealth management business. Hinder joined Deutsche Bank last year as Managing Director, Chief of Staff for Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients.

Friday, November 25

James Garvey
James Garvey

James Garvey, Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank has shifted core elements of its investment bank ahead of the implementation of new ring-fencing rules in the United Kingdom, facilitating a consolidation of its capital and financial markets. James Garvey will be heading Lloyds’ trading business and will oversee the responsibility as the head of the new Commercial Banking Markets division.

Anet Azrielant, FXGlobe

Anet Azrielant
Anet Azrielant

Anet Azrielant last week joined FXGlobe as its Chief Operating Officer, after previously spending a decade at easyMarkets, most recently as VP of Sales since December 2014. In this role she was responsible for establishing and managing the call center, which targeted client acquisition, focusing on high initial deposits.

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