In the passing week we saw some high level executive moves with Fastmatch continuing to expand its London team, the French watchdog hiring a new head for its FIC division, eToro strengthening the firm’s management and OANDA appointing a new head to APAC region.
Monday, May 30
Franck Guiader, AMF
France’s financial regulatory agency, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), appointed Franck Guiader to head the new FIC division, which will fall under the Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Directorate (DRAI) – he was previously appointed as Head of the Asset Management Division in February this year.
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Joe Hall, eToro
Last week, eToro appointed Joe Hall as its Managing Director of Business in the UK, following recent senior appointments aimed to bolster the firm’s management team. Mr. Hall most recently served as vice president at fintech payments company Skrill for just over 2 years and held additional roles with the company in iGaming and payments, having initially joined in 2011.
Tuesday, May 31
Alastair Sword, Tullett Prebon
Tullett Prebon Alternative Investments (TPAI), an alternative investments subsidiary of Tullett Prebon, had its latest senior executive move last Tuesday with the addition of Alastair Sword. In his new role as TPAI’s Global Head of Alternative Investments, Mr. Sword will be based out of the group’s London branch. He joined TPAI after a lengthy career in the financial services industry, dating back to 1987.
Wednesday, June 1
Nick Burrlock, Fastmatch
Fastmatch boosted its senior executive team in London with a new senior hire last Wednesday – one of the leading electronic communications networks (ECNs) for foreign exchange trading on-boarded Nick Burrlock from Currenex. He served as Vice President and Head of Liquidity Management for the EMEA region at Currenex for almost 9 years. He will continue to be based in London and will continue in his role as a key liquidity management executive after he helped set up and establish the liquidity management operation at Currenex.
Dominique Jooris, Bank Pictet & Asia Ltd
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Singapore-based investment banking firm, Bank Pictet & Asia Ltd, part of the Switzerland-based Pictet Group, announced last week that Dominique Jooris had been appointed as CEO for Pictet Wealth Management (PWM) South Asia. Mr. Jooris departed Goldman Sachs where he most recently served as managing director based in Hong Kong overlooking credit capital markets in Asia, in addition to other senior roles that he held at the company over the past nearly 12 years.
Andre Cronje, HSBC
HSBC secured the services of Andre Cronje from rival group UBS AG. Mr. Cronje will serve as HSBC’s COO of its Global Banking and Markets (GBM) unit – in this capacity he will be reporting directly to HSBC’s GBM Chief Executive Samir Assaf and Group COO Andy Maguire. He joins HSBC from UBS, having worked in a similar role at the lender for the past few years.
Stefan Mäder, SIX
Stefan Mäder, Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Division Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Finance and Services, parted ways with SIX Group last week. Mr. Mäder’s decision to part ways with the group snaps a six-year stint with SIX, which will see him retain several board mandates. He originally stepped into the CFO role back in 2010, having joined SIX from Zurich Financial Services.
Wednesday, June 2
Stefan Hamberger, Credit Agricole
Credit Agricole bolstered its eFX unit with the addition of Stefan Hamberger on Thursday, who landed at the group as its newest managing director and global product manager. In his new roles, Mr. Hamberger is based out of London, focusing on developing Credit Agricole’s eFX product lineup as well as its infrastructure.
Kazuaki Takabatake, OANDA
OANDA added Kazuaki Takabatake as its CEO of OANDA Asia Pacific (APAC), based in Singapore. As part of the new role as CEO across APAC, Mr. Takabatake joined as managing director of the company and brought nearly 25 years expertise across financial services including fintech. Mr. Takabatake will be responsible for leading OANDA’s ongoing growth in the region, as the company has operations in key places including Singapore, Japan, Greater China and Australia.
Samantha Foerster, Markit
Markit has added Samantha MacRae Foerster as its senior sales specialist and director. In her new role at Markit, Ms. Foerster will serve as the group’s Director and Equity Sales Specialist, based out of the company’s New York office. She will be working closely with Markit’s senior and account management, whilst teaming up with the group’s product teams – in this capacity she will be focused on Markit’s equity sell side customers.