Trading Places: UBS, HSBC See New Hires Despite Lackluster Year

Catch up on the biggest moves of the week from around the financial services industry.

Monday, October 24

Laoura Salveta, FXPrimus

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Last Monday, Laoura Salveta, Head of Marketing at FXPrimus, departed the company. Ms. Salveta had been Head of Marketing at FXPRIMUS since April 2015. Previously, Salveta was Global Marketing Manager at MPF Global Markets. Before that she had a stint at EasyForex as Global Marketing Communications Manager, where she was responsible for creating, implementing and managing strategic online and offline global marketing plans.

Alex Batlin, UBS

Swiss banking giant UBS last week named its former Asia-Pacific (APAC) CTO Peter Stephens as its Head of Blockchain, following the departure of Alex Batlin, who left the firm last week to join BNY Mellon in a similar capacity. Mr. Batlin has been a veteran at the Swiss bank, having served as a spokesperson for UBS and its blockchain work. He starts his new position on November 1st, working out of the bank’s London innovation centre.

Siew Meng Tan
Siew Meng Tan

Siew Meng Tan, HSBC

Siew Meng Tan was appointed HSBC’s new regional head of global private banking in Asia Pacific. In this new role Tan will be responsible for all private banking activity for HSBC Private Bank in Asia Pacific. She will be based in Hong Kong. The appointment will become effective from January 1, 2017 – Siew Meng will be replacing Bernard Rennell, who has been appointed as senior advisor to the chief executive for key client coverage in the global private banking business.

Cindy Dash and John Moody, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a provider of investor communications and technological solutions for broker-dealers, banks, and mutual funds, made multiple senior level appointments, tapping Cindy Dash as its newest General Manager and John Moody as the Chief Solutions Officer at Matrix Financial Solutions.

Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Nasdaq

Hans-Ole Jochumsen
Hans-Ole Jochumsen

Nasdaq last week announced a new senior appointment, promoting Hans-Ole Jochumsen as its newest Vice Chairman, who will step into his role in January 1, 2017. Mr. Jochumsen joined the group in 2008. He currently serves as its President, responsible for overseeing the group’s Global Trading and Market Services, encompassing a wide range of Nasdaq’s business segments, including transactions, clearing, settlement services such as equities, derivatives, fixed income, currency, and commodities.

Tuesday, October 25

Mark Peterson, NZX

The NZX has appointed Mark Peterson, its Head of Markets, as its interim CEO, who will step into the new role on January 1, 2016. Acting CEO Tim Bennett will remain in the role and continue to drive the business until year-end, when an effective transition is made to Mr. Peterson.

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Wednesday, October 26

Gareth James, MD tpsynrex
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Gareth James, tpsynrex

tpsynrex, a joint venture between interdealer broker Tullett Prebon and Synrex, last week announced the appointment of Gareth James as Managing Director. James brings with him over 20 years of alternative asset product and structuring expertise to the team set up by Stephen Ashworth and Mark Baker. He previously held the roles of Global Head of Hedge Fund Derivatives at Deutsche Bank and Global Head of Hedge Fund Solutions at UBS.

Jim Hraska, DTCC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) secured Jim Hraska as its newest Managing Director and General Manager of the group’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC). In his new role Mr. Hraska will be tasked with leading the unit’s efforts to help mitigate risks and costs across the US Fixed Income markets, one of the largest segments in the country.

Peg Reed, Financial Commission

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Peg Reed

The Financial Commission (FinaCom), an independent self-regulatory compliance specialist for the financial services industry, has welcomed its newest addition to its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC), appointing Peg Reed. Ms. Reed currently works as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Forex Development Corporation (FDC), and is responsible for a wide range of operations, including an emphasis on scaling its customer base, as well as executing a broader growth strategy.

Thursday, October 27

Jeff Parker, Wall Street Horizon

Wall Street Horizon has brought in industry veteran Jeff Parker as an investor and advisory board member. Mr. Parker joins Wall Street Horizon to help lend his expertise on a variety of channels, drawing upon his over twenty-five years of experience in the information and analytics space. In addition to the appointment, Mr. Parker also presently serves in a multitude of different roles, including Chairman of the Board at Mainstream Data, among others.

Friday, October 27

Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker

Marc Hofmann, SWIFT

SWIFT announced last Friday the appointment of Marc Hofmann as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), reinforcing SWIFT’s IT function and solid security record. Mr. Hofmann joins SWIFT from Deutsche Bank where during the past 8 years he held various CISO roles, most recently as Regional Chief Information Security Officer for the UK and Ireland.

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