Trading Places: JPMorgan, Citi Ramp Up Hiring, TraderTools Gets New CEO

Catch up on the latest moves of the week.

Monday, October 31

Andrew Levine, TraderTools

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Foreign exchange trading platform developer TraderTools Inc. appointed Andrew P. Levine as its new CEO. He will also take a seat on the company’s Board of Directors. Levine has previously worked at the Bank of New York Mellon and most recently at Overstock’s subsidiaries SpeedRoute and tØ.

Tuesday, November 1

Jim Grech, Fiserv

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) added a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) last Tuesday, securing Jim Grech to the role. Mr. Grech will step into his new role on November 7, 2016, succeeding Clifford Skelton – Mr. Skelton will remain with the group and will be moving into a new role at Fiserv after nearly five years across several leadership positions at the company.

Lieve Mostrey
Lieve Mostrey

Lieve Mostrey, Euroclear

Euroclear announced its newest senior addition last week, appointing Lieve Mostrey as its newest CEO. Ms. Mostrey will assume command only on January 1, 2017, succeeding Tim Howell, who will be relinquishing his role after a period of six years. In her new role Ms. Mostrey will help drive Euroclear’s strategic development.

Wednesday, November 2

Paul Brannan and Jonathan Cossey, JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co made two senior promotions last week, this time to its equities trading business, which included the appointment of both Paul Brannan and Jonathan Cossey as Global Co-Heads of Prime Brokerage. The elevation of both Mr. Brannan and Mr. Cossey follows on the heels of another key shakeup in the unit back in September. Two months ago, JPMorgan tapped Jason Sippel and Mark Leung as Global Co-Heads of Equities, replacing Tim Throsby, who parted ways with the lender for Barclays.

Ebru Pakcan: LinkedIn
Ebru Pakcan: LinkedIn

Ebru Pakcan, Citi

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Citi promoted Ebru Pakcan to head up its treasury and trade solutions business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Pakcan, who joined Citigroup 19 years ago as an IT project manager, takes over the role from Rajesh Mehta, who was recently named Regional Head of TTS for Asia-Pacific. Pakcan will report to Jim Cowles, EMEA CEO, and Naveed Sultan, Global Head of TTS, and will be responsible for leading and developing the EMEA TTS franchise and driving business throughout the region.

Thursday, November 3

Tom Leake, Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs made a new senior appointment to its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) team, tapping Tom Leake as the newest Head of Equity Structuring. In his new role, Mr. Leake will be heading the EMEA Equity Structuring unit whilst being based of London. He will begin his position in January and will be reporting to Guy Saidenberg, Goldman’s Global Head of Structuring.

Michael Steinharter, Earthport

Earthport appointed Michael Steinharter as its Chief Commercial Officer in London with immediate effect last week. The appointment of Mr. Steinharter will also see a transition of management responsibilities from Earthport’s Executive Director, Sajeev Viswanathan, to Mr. Steinharter – the decision follows Mr. Viswanathan deciding to step down from his position. Mr. Steinharter joined Earthport with over two decades of experience in the financial services sector.

Friday, November 4

Philip Chadwell, Alex Maldonado, and Max Levinson, Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. last week strengthened its Fixed Income unit with three senior hires, adding Philip Chadwell, Alex Maldonado, and Max Levinson as its newest trifecta of Managing Directors. All three individuals will be added to Cantor’s Fixed Income Sales unit and will be based out of the group’s New York branch. In this capacity they will be reporting to John Baldo, Senior Managing Director and Head Fixed Income Sales at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Chris Agathangelou, RBS

RBS made a new hire to its bond syndicate Friday, culminating in the appointment of Chris Agathangelou as its newest head of the group’s unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As the Head of RBS’ Financial Institutions Bond Syndicate, Mr. Agathangelou will step into his new role within three months, spending the interim on personal leave.

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