Trading Places: the Week of the Big Lenders

Catch up on the latest senior personnel moves across the financial services industry.

Multiple lenders and many other financial service providers continued to see multilateral flow in personal last week, highlighted by several key appointments.

Monday, May 23

David “Doc” O’Connor and Jean Darsses, GAIN GTX

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The institutional foreign exchange unit of GAIN Capital GTX expanded its sales team, on-boarding David “Doc” O’Connor and Jean Darsses as managing directors that will serve as senior sales executives to support GAIN Capital’s registered swap dealer facility which is providing agency execution services in spot FX, forwards, non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), swaps, options.

Michelle Jablko, ANZ

Early last week, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) made two announcements about changes to its business, including the appointment of Michelle Jablko as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the rebranding of its online share trading platform E*TRADE Australia which was renamed as ANZ Share Investing.

Stephanie Clark, Broadridge
Stephanie Clark, Broadridge

Stephanie Clark, Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions added Stephanie Clarke to the role of senior vice president of Global Market Intelligence within its Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions business. In this capacity she will be based out of the group’s London office. The latest appointment focused on Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia is part of Broadridge’s strategy to continue developing its analytics and market intelligence solutions for mutual fund manufacturers, ETF issuers and fund administrators globally.

Tuesday, May 24

Mark Govoni, Instinet

Instinet announced the appointment of Mark Govoni as its newest president early last week. In his new role as the President of Instinet, Mr. Govoni will be tasked with culturing and developing the US brokerage’s growth, namely with regard to its client business across the Americas. He steps into the new position having previously garnered a successful stint with Instinet, albeit relegated to US sales.

Mark Haraburda, Barchart

Last week, Barchart announced that the firm has selected a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The company tapped into its internal talent pool to promote Mark Haraburda after he served as Managing Director of Business Development and Sales for Barchart since 2007. The current CEO of Barchart, Andrew Lowdon, will continue on as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will be holding the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the firm.

Richard Bibbey, HSBC

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After nearly twenty years at Citigroup, Richard Bibbey will be joining HSBC to become head of FX cash trading and risk management starting on June 20th. Previously, Bibbey departed his recent role with Citi where he was Head of Spot FX trading for the bank, as well as Head of eFX trading.

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Mayur Kapani, ICE

Mayur Kapani, ICE

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced the promotion of Mayur Kapani last week as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As part of the new role and after a decade at the firm, Mr. Kapani will now oversee ICE’s technology infrastructure globally, including ICE futures exchanges and clearing houses, and he will also provide guidance for technology at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Interactive Data.

Wednesday, May 25

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Ayesa Latin, Citi

Ayesa Latin, Citi

Last week, Citi’s London office on-boarded Ayesa Latin as its Head of EMEA eFX Investor Sales. The experienced new hire for the bank comes from another heavyweight in the industry – Goldman Sachs. Ms. Latif started her career in the financial sector in 2008 as an analyst at the firm’s prime brokerage unit. Working her way up through various positions in eFX sales roles, she was last serving at Goldman Sachs as Co-Head of EMEA eFX Sales. 

Thursday, May 26

Umberto Corridori, SafeCharge

On Thursday, SafeCharge appointed Umberto Corridori as Vice President of Sales for Europe. Before joining SafeCharge, Corridori served in senior roles at a number of tech companies, including Dell Italy and PayPal, where he worked from 2008. Corridori joined SafeCharge after numerous positions held at PayPal. His last role was Head of Sales in Italy & iGaming CEMEA. In this role he helped develop the growing business of the online payments system within Europe, and particularly in the gaming space.

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Brendan Smith, Mizuho

Brendan Smith, Mizuho

Japanese investment bank, Mizuho brought in Brendan Smith as its Vice President of its Corporate FX Sales unit from Barclays Capital in New York. During his time at the New York branch of the UK’s second largest bank, Smith served as Vice President of Corporate FX Sales from 2010. Before that he was an Assistant Vice President of FX Operations at Barclays Capital.

Richard Parsons, CEO, Instinet Europe
Richard Parsons, Instinet Europe

Richard Parsons, Instinet

Instinet LLC, the equity execution services arm of the Nomura Group, promoted Richard Parsons as the newest CEO of Instinet Europe Limited. Prior to the promotion, Mr. Parsons worked as Instinet Europe’s Head of Sales & Trading, a position he held for several years, having originally joined the group back in 2002.

Friday, May 27

David Holcombe, Deutsche Boerse

David Holcombe has joined Deutsche Boerse, bolstering the group’s foreign exchange unit, 360T. He joins the firm from Nasdaq’s London bureau where he served as Global Head of the FX Products portfolio. Holcombe worked at Nasdaq from 2012, where he was responsible for the foreign exchange products of the company. By designing the company’s strategy and multiple products delivering capital and credit efficiencies, he helped build Nasdaq’s portfolio in the FX space.

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