Trading Places: Institutional, Banking Space Sees Flurry of Hires

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

Monday, May 8

Gregg Lemkau and Marc Nachmann, Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc has appointed two veterans, adding Gregg Lemkau and Marc Nachmann as the new Co-Heads of its Global Investment Banking Division. The appointments will see the two experienced bankers fill a void at Goldman Sachs, following the promotions of former co-head David Solomon and CFO Harvey Schwartz. Gary Cohn, the group’s COO, parted ways with the group following his appointment to the Trump administration.

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Tuesday, May 9

Les Vital

Les Vital, LiquidityBook

LiquidityBook last week made its latest senior appointment, adding Les Vital as Head of Technical Sales. Mr. Vital steps into his new role with over fifteen years of capital markets experience. He will work in tandem with LiquidityBook’s sales team, helping with onboarding, product management, and development teams. He will be reporting directly to Chief Revenue Officer Sean Sullivan.

Tim Joyce
Tim Joyce

Tim Joyce, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse on-boarded Tim Joyce to its FX options trading desk. He is taking on the role of Head of London FX Options Trading after 5 years at Deutsche Bank where he was running London flow trading and managing a number of foreign exchange options markets for the company including EUR/USD and Japanese yen. Joyce has been in the foreign exchange industry since 2000, when he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein’s London Desk.

Wednesday, May 10

Toshifumi Kasuga

Toshifumi Kasuga, CFH Systems

CFH Systems brought in Toshifumi Kasuga, securing the services of the veteran in its Tokyo office in a new senior institutional sales role. The appointment of Mr. Kasuga comes during a period of expansion for CFH Systems in Asia, including Japan. He will be reporting directly to CFH’s Global Head of Sales, Paul Jackson. He has experience in the sales space with an emphasis on eFX and contracts-for-difference (CFDs).

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Mark Traudt

Mark Traudt, Axioma

Axioma appointed Mark Traudt as its newest Managing Director and Head of Product Engineering. His hire continues a string of recent appointments at the group as it looks to bolster its leadership team. In his new role, Mr. Traudt will help strengthen Axioma’s leadership role in the financial technology innovation space. As such, his mandate will see him promote and develop Axioma’s full suite of products, in tandem with the group’s development of new capabilities.

Thursday, May 11

Anthony Mazzarese
Anthony Mazzarese

Anthony Mazzarese, Jefferies

Jefferies acquired another senior executive from FXCM Pro – Anthony Mazzarese landed with the group as its newest Senior Vice President (SVP) of FX Prime Brokerage. Mazzarese was with FXCM Pro for two years after joining from Citi, where he worked in the bank’s margin FX sales team for over five years. He started his career in the industry at FXCM in the company’s institutional sales desk in 2004.

John Robinson

John Robinson, ThinkMarkets 

ThinkMarkets parted ways with John Robinson, the group’s acting Finance Director, with immediate effect. Mr. Robinson joined ThinkMarkets back in January 2016, having worked for the duration of his tenure in London. His short stint at the group marked his first role with an FX venue since 2013, as he worked for several other companies over the past few years in other various channels of the financial services industry.

Friday, May 12

Lucas Moskowitz, SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) named Lucas Moskowitz as the agency’s newest chief of staff following a stint on the Financial Services Committee of the US House of Representatives. Mr. Moskowitz previously held several roles in both chambers of the government, including a position as the Chief Investigative Counsel of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Saturday, May 13

Nidal Abdelhadi
Nidal Abldelhadi

Nidal Abdelhadi, ADS

ADS Securities of Dubai has hired FX industry veteran Nidal Abdelhadi as its new Head of Global Institutional Sales. Mr. Abdelhadi has been involved with foreign exchange since 2003, working in a variety of roles at such firms as MIG Investments, Swissquote, and briefly at Fortress Prime.

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