Trading Places: Institutional Venues See Uptick in Hires

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

Monday, December 19

Anil Abbak
Anil Abbak

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Anil Abbak, Gedik Investment

Istanbul-based multi asset brokerage house Gedik Investment announced a new senior appointment last week, installing Anil Abbak as its new MD of FX business. Abbak joins the group with immediate effect to strengthen the organisations’ FX product offerings, while growing its local and international FX presence and enhancing service quality.

Tuesday, December 20

Pedro Pinho, Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank saw its Iberian country manager Pedro Pinho part ways with the group, following nearly nine years with the company. Mr. Pinho originally joined Saxo Bank back in 2008 as its Senior Manager, working in its Institutional Center in Copenhagen. In this capacity he worked closely with Anders Rasmussen, helping create the foundations of the Institutional Center.

David Clark, Thomson Reuters Benchmark

David Clark
David Clark

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Thomson Reuters Benchmark Services Limited (TRBSL) bolstered its board with the addition of David Clark as its newest independent non-executive director, who steps into his role with immediate effect. Mr. Clark will be stepping into an integral role on TRBSL’s board. He will also join the group’s Oversight Committees of two benchmarks, i.e. the LMBA Silver Price and the WM/Reuters foreign currency benchmarks.

Wednesday, December 21

Adam Cooper, Citadel Investment Group

Adam Cooper, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Citadel Investment Group, confirmed his definite retirement that will take place in February 2017, ending his 18-year tenure with one of the biggest players in the hedge fund industry. Mr. Cooper, who joined Citadel in 1998, has served in several roles with Kenneth Griffin, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel.

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Dave Cullen and Archie Chandler, Marex Spectron

Global commodities broker Marex Spectron strengthened its broking desk with the addition of Dave Cullen and Archie Chandler, who will man the group’s newly launched clean petroleum broking unit. In their new roles both Mr. Cullen and Mr. Chandler will be based out of London, where they will be reporting to Simen Ebbesen, Marex Spectron’s Head of Physical Tankers.

Thursday, December 22

Zubin Ramdarshan: Linkedin
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Lee Bartholomew and Zubin Ramdarshan, Eurex

Deutsche Börse’s Eurex derivatives business brought in Lee Bartholomew and Zubin Ramdarshan, who join the company in key product development roles. Zubin Ramdarshan was appointed as the new Head of Derivatives Product R&D Equity and Index. He was previously at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald where he was a managing director for the European ETF business.

James Proudlock, LME Clear

LME Clear selected James Proudlock as Deputy Chief Executive and a member of the venue’s executive committee. He joins the group from JP Morgan Securities PLC, where he has held a number of leadership positions, including as managing director and commodity product lead for futures and options. He brings broad industry expertise and a robust track record across the commodity spectrum in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

Friday, December 23

William Brodsky, Susan Phillips, R. Eden Martin, CBOE Holdings

CBOE Holdings announced today that William Brodsky, Susan Phillips and R. Eden Martin will be stepping down from CBOE Holdings’ Board of Directors upon the closing of its acquisition of Bats Global Markets. The CBOE Holdings’ Board has also elected Edward Tilly, CBOE Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer, to serve in the additional role of Chairman of the Board upon the closing of the transaction.

Morgan Lavanchy and Gilles Chantrier, Swissquote

Swissquote has made further appointments of senior executives with the firm appointing Morgan Lavanchy and Gilles Chantrier to Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer respectively, effective 1 January 2017. The group enhanced its existing management team, which is currently composed of its CEO Marc Burki and Paolo Buzzi as the Chief Technology Officer, as well as its Chief Financial Officer Michael Ploog.

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