DeepWell Goes on Hiring Spree as It Looks to Set up US and Asia Offices

The London-based agency broker has hired seven experienced hands to expand its business operations

DeepWell Liquidity Management announced a swathe of new hires this Thursday. The firm has hired seven new employees who will be based across the world, furthering the broker dealer’s efforts in London, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.

The firm has hired Colin George, who previously served in an institutional sales role at Standard Chartered Bank, to launch its US operations. George has a wealth of experience in the industry having spent over 20 years as an FX options trader with firms such as BNP Paribas and Merrill Lynch.

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Perhaps reflecting a greater emphasis on the region, DeepWell has hired two new employees to set up its Asian FX business. Rodney Sherrard will be based in Singapore and joins DeepWell having also spent over 20 years in the industry, with companies such as Deutsche Bank and Citi, as an FX and bullion derivatives trader.

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He will be joined in his efforts by Matt Yell who will be focusing on working with macro hedge funds. Based in Sydney, Well has almost 30 years of experience in sales and trading roles, having most recently worked for UBS.

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Tom Thatcher (Picture by James Clarke.

Four hires will be based in the DeepWell’s London headquarters. Alex Finney, formerly of Credit Suisse and Brevan Howard, has joined as the firm’s Global Head of FX. He is joined by another former Credit Suisse man, Kieren McCormack, who has been appointed as Head of Origination.

As with Yell, Ajay Patel joins the firm with the goal of focusing on macro hedge funds. Patel has worked at Morgan Stanley, RBS and Deutsche Bank and Blacksquare Capital. Another former RBS employee, Tom Thatcher, has been appointed Senior Business Manager. Thatcher was in part responsible for onboarding FX prime brokerage clients at RBS, something that will likely come in handy as he starts his new role at DeepWell

Commenting on his new hires, DeepWell CEO and founder, Richard Leighton: “ “Since we launched, we have experienced significant global demand for our services from institutional investors. Our team brings extensive sell-side and buy-side knowledge, making us ideally placed to help our clients support their trading requirements.”

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