A-Team Insight People
Northern Trust Appoints Michael Buzza to New Leadership Role
Northern Trust has appointed Michael Buzza as global head of Network Management & Market Strategy. In the new role, Buzza will oversee the teams dedicated to providing market access and insights across the traditional securities services markets within the Digital Assets and Financial Markets group.
Buzza has been with Northern Trust for 16 years, his most recent role being EMEA head of Market Advocacy and Innovation Research.
TS Imagine Appoints Three New Hires to Executive Team
Trading and risk management solutions vendor TS Imagine has appointed three executive leadership hires to support the firm’s rapid growth: Spencer Lee as Chief Markets Officer, Kate Peachway as Chief Financial Officer and Renee Calabro as Chief Marketing Officer.
Lee comes from Agilon Capital, a systematic hedge fund. Previously he led electronic credit trading at Blackrock. Peachway has been an investor in technology companies at Blue Ridge Capital, BlueMountain Capital, and GrowthCurve Capital, beginning her career at Morgan Stanley. Calabro joins from Edelman. Prior to that, she was at Deutsche Bank.
big xyt Names Anthony Huck as Head of the Americas
big xyt, the independent provider of smart data and analytic solutions, has appointed Anthony (Tony) Huck to its global executive team as Head of the Americas. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s global footprint into the United States, Canadian, and LatAm regions.
Huck brings over thirty years of experience to the role, having previously served as CEO of Score Priority (now Lime Financial) and President and COO of Lime Brokerage. Earlier, he held senior executive positions at Royal Bank of Scotland, Citadel Securities, and Investment Technology Group (ITG).
Sterling Trading Tech Names Jennifer Nayar as President & CEO
Sterling Trading Tech (STT), the independent OMS, risk and trading platform vendor, has appointed fintech & capital markets industry veteran Jennifer Nayar as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Most recently, Nayar was CEO of Vela Trading Systems, prior to its acquisition by Exegy. Earlier in her career, Nayar served with REDI Global Technologies and NYSE Technologies.
Farid Naib, STT’s former CEO, has stepped down from his role but will remain involved as an advisor and shareholder.
Northern Trust Establishes Capital Markets Client Solutions Team and Announces Senior Appointments
Northern Trust has made a series of appointments within its global Capital Markets business and established a Capital Markets Client Solutions team. Within the Capital Markets institutional equity brokerage business, Glenn Poulter has been named global head of Integrated Trading Solutions (ITS), with Stephanie Farrell head of ITS-Americas and Amy Thorne head of ITS-EMEA.
Additionally, Jon Cherry is appointed head of Brokerage-Americas, Gerard Walsh is now global head of client solutions for Capital Markets, and Grant Johnsey will assume the newly created role as head of client solutions for Capital Markets in the Americas.
ICMA Names Former HSBC Exec Georgina Jarratt as Head of Fintech and Digitalisation
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has named Georgina Jarratt as managing director, head of fintech and digitalisation, and a member of the executive committee. She joins from HSBC where she has worked since 2005 in roles including global programme director, global head of business transformation, global banking and markets, and most recently, head of transformation, digital and innovation, private banking. At the ICMA, Jarratt will advance the association’s work in Fintech and digitalisation to bring greater efficiency, standardisation, and automation to capital markets.
Eventus Appoints Robbie McDonnell as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand
Eventus, a global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions, announced today that Robbie McDonnell has joined the firm as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand. A 30-year veteran of financial markets technology, McDonnel has held a variety of senior roles, including in global sales and regional expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Most recently, he ran a consultancy business specializing in risk management and anti-money laundering (AML) systems.
McDonnell will be based in Sydney, reporting to Scott Leader, the firm’s Managing Director, APAC.
Liquidnet Appoints Nichola Hunter as Global Head of Sales for Fixed Income
Liquidnet, the technology-driven agency execution specialist, has appointed Nichola Hunter as Global Head of Sales for Fixed Income. Hunter will be responsible for growing client relationships through the delivery of tailored and innovative solutions. Based in London, she reports directly to Liquidnet’s Global Head of Fixed Income, Mark Russell.
Hunter brings over 25 years of experience in banking and electronic trading. Prior to Liquidnet, she was Head of Rates at MarketAxess, a firm she joined following the acquisition of LiquidityEdge LLC, where she served as CEO. Before that, she held senior positions at ICAP including co-head of EBS Market, Global Head of Product Management for EBS and Global Head of Client Services for ICAP’s Electronic Broking business.
OpenFin Appoints Vicky Sanders as Chief Digital Officer
OpenFin, the operating system of enterprise productivity, has appointed Vicky Sanders as Chief Digital Officer, to drive digital transformation across the company’s ecosystem of buy-side and sell-side institutions, along with the global vendor community.
Sanders most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer for TP ICAP Group’s Agency Execution division, where she was responsible for overseeing the commercial strategy of the Liquidnet and Coex Partners businesses. Prior to that she co-founded RSRCHXchange in 2014, a disruptive fintech operating as an aggregator and marketplace for institutional research, leading the business through the acquisition by Liquidnet. Earlier in her career, Sanders held roles at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
NatWest Names Scott Marcar as Group Chief Information Officer
NatWest Group has announced that Scott Marcar will join its executive committee as group chief information officer from 5 September 2022, subject to regulatory approval, and reporting directly to CEO Alison Rose. Marcar joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was chief information officer for the investment bank.
Marcar has over 25 years of technology experience having led teams across functions including corporate and investment banking, risk, finance, financial crime, infrastructure, data, and architecture. He also held a number of senior roles in technology at NatWest between 2007 and 2014.