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Capital Group Joins Plato Partnership

Investment manager Capital Group has joined Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit with a focus on equity market structure and operations, as a founding buy-side member. The firm joins Plato’s ranks of buy-side members including Axa Investment Managers, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, Fidelity International, Norges Bank Investment Management, Union Investment, Liontrust, Legal & General Investment Management, Janus Henderson,…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

Symphony Adds Levy as President as Usage Surges due to Covid-19

Symphony has bolstered its leadership team with the addition of Brad Levy, who joins the collaboration platform as president and chief commercial officer. Levy, who was most recently a partner at IHS Markit, will focus on expanding the company’s commercial offering in the capital markets segment. The announcement comes as Symphony reports significant growth in…

Ilisa Gruber Joins Luminex to Build US Presence

Luminex Trading & Analytics, a buy side-owned trading venue delivering low-cost block executions, has hired Ilisa Gruber as sales and relationship manager. Based in Chicago, Gruber will oversee Luminex’s relationships with top clients among its more than 200 buy-side, institutional investors. She will be responsible for increasing engagement with existing clients as well as managing the firm’s…

Appital Appoints New Non-Exec Directors

Equity capital marketplace Appital has appointed Greg Bennett and Stephane Carty as non-executive directors, following the recent appointment of Brian Guckian and Philipp Eberle to the firm’s management team. Bennett, previously Head of Capital Markets for EMEA and the Americas for Fidelity International, also brings sell side expertise as former Partner and Managing Director in…

BSO Appoints Anna Flach as Global Marketing Director

Telecoms operator and infrastructure provider BSO has appointed Anna Flach as Global Marketing Director. As a member of the management team, she will be responsible for defining and executing BSO’s marketing and communications strategy, based in London and reporting to Chief Commercial Officer Fraser Bell. Flach joins BSO from the world of FinTech, where she…

Torstone Technology Appoints David Pearson to Product Team

Torstone Technology, a provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, today announced the appointment of David Pearson, who will be joining Torstone’s product team, based at the firm’s London headquarters.  He joins Torstone from Genesis Global, where he was responsible for post-trade workflow solutions. Prior to that, Pearson spent twenty-five years at Fidessa, initially working…

New Fixnetix Chief Beeman Outlines Vision for Front-Office Lift-Out Offering

Jake Beeman, who took over as general manager of Fixnetix this month following the departure of Steve Williams, has arrived with the remit to expand on the company’s vision for front-office transformation, with a specific focus on data, analytics and infrastructure. Beeman took on his new role at Fixnetix on May 13, Prior to that…

Tourmaline Receives Investment, Hires New Executives

Tourmaline Partners, a global outsourced trading solutions firms, has received a majority investment from Copley Equity Partners, a private investment firm that focuses on established businesses with significant growth prospects. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but Tourmaline is projected to trade $300 billion notionally in equities in 2020, in a notable validation of the…

Point Nine Expands to Luxembourg with Paul Goes

Point Nine, a post-trade processing and regulatory reporting service provider, is expanding its global presence by forming a team in Luxembourg. The team will be headed by Paul Goes as its Business Development Manager, based in Luxembourg since April 2020. Andreas Roussos, Point Nine Director, says, “We’re excited Paul Goes has joined our team and are confident his extensive experience in the Luxembourg Financial Services…