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LiquidityBook Adds to EMEA Client Service Team

LiquidityBook, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading solutions, has named two London-based hires for its EMEA client service team. James Pearson joins from Schneider Trading Associates, where he most recently served as head of IT and takes on the role of technical implementation analyst; while Abdullah Al Nasiri joins from Fidessa to serve as a…

LSEG Names Arne Staal Head of Research and Product Management, Information Services

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named Arne Staal to the newly created role of head of research and product management in its Information Services Division (ISD). Staal will lead the two complementary areas of ISD, linking up research and thought leadership with product strategy and development. Staal joins LSEG from Aberdeen Standard Investments where…

Charles River Development Names Spiros Giannaros as President

Charles River Development, a State Street company, has named Spiros Giannaros as president with responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company including product, development, sales and services for the Charles River Investment Management Solution. Giannaros will report to John Plansky, CEO of Charles River and leader of State Street Global Exchange and State Street AlphaSM….

CQG Hires to Bolster Asia Pacific Presence

CQG, a provider of technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers and exchanges, has announced that Benjamin Soong has joined the firm as president, APAC, and Rick Chang as head of Greater China. Rod Giffen, formerly CQG president, APAC, takes the new role of chief experience officer. Soong joins CQG from Ledger, where he was…

Bloomberg’s Presidential Run Poses Challenges for Bloomberg News

Michael Bloomberg’s decision to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination for US president poses some thorny questions around impartiality for the editors who run Bloomberg News. Following his announcement this month that he will seek the Democrat nomination, Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait posted a memo to staff outlining the possible conflicts posed by Mr. Bloomberg’s…

Redline Hires Andrij Wowkodaw as Global Head of FX Exchange

Redline Trading Solutions, a provider of high-performance market data and order execution systems for automated trading, has named Andrij Wowkodaw as global head of foreign exchange. Wowkodaw brings over 15 years of buy-side and sell-side electronic and algorithmic trading experience to Redline. Most recently, he was director of eFX quantitative analysis at Scotiabank. Before that,…

Luminex Adds Financial and Technology Professionals

Luminex Trading & Analytics, a buy side-owned trading venue delivering efficient, low-cost block executions, has hired three financial and technology professionals to meet growing engagement with its platform by its community of investment management firms. Joshua Reed has joined as a sales and relationship manager, Joshua Opper as director of infrastructure, and Robin Burr as…

DTCC Promotes Lynn Bishop to CIO

DTCC has appointed Lynn Bishop as chief information officer with responsibility for the ongoing development and testing of the technology that supports DTCC’s post-trade infrastructure, communications networks, processing and messaging systems, as well as the IT applications underlying DTCC’s products and services. Bishop is a member of the firm’s management committee and reports directly to…

Mark Hemsley Plans Retirement from Cboe in 2020

Mark Hemsley, executive vice president at Cboe Global Markets and president of Cboe Europe, is planning to retire from the company at the end of February 2020. David Howson, chief operating officer of Cboe Europe since 2013, will succeed Hemsley and assume his roles on January 1, 2020. Hemsley was a founding employee of Bats…

TP ICAP Appoints Ex RBC Capital Markets MD as Head of Strategy

TP ICAP has appointed Joanna Nader as global head of strategy. She was previously managing director at RBC Capital Markets, where she was head of diversified/speciality financials research, covering a number of companies including TP ICAP. Before joining RBC Capital Markets, Nader spent nearly 10 years as the chief investment officer of JRJ Group, a…