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Moody’s Names Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Moody’s Corporation has named DK Bartley as managing director and head of diversity & inclusion (D&I) with responsibility for leading the company’s global D&I programmes in support of its diverse workforce and commitment to an inclusive culture. Bartley joins Moody’s from Dentsu Aegis, a media and digital marketing company, where he served as senior vice president and head of D&I, and was responsible for the company’s global D&I strategy and talent acquisition.

Carlo di Florio Joins ACA Compliance Group

Carlo di Florio has joined ACA Compliance as Global Chief Services Officer. He joins from FINRA, where he served as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer and as Co-Chair of the FINRA360 Project Management Office. Prior to joining FINRA, di Florio served as Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, where he oversaw the National Exam Program from 2010-2013.

His new responsibilities will include oversight, management, and strategic growth of ACA’s global regulatory compliance, cybersecurity and risk, AML and financial crimes, and performance practices. He also will focus on enhancing ACA’s infrastructure and technology for its service-based offerings.

Tim Fox Joins SmartStream RDU as Product Manager

Tim Fox has joined SmartStream RDU as product manager with responsibility to evaluate industry requirements and make recommendations on the development of new and existing products. He will also steer the business strategy behind each product, help to gather business requirements and launch new products and industry collaborations. With over 25 years’ experience working in the data industry, Fox most recently worked at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) as part of the 2017 acquisition of Avox and Clarient, where he headed up the legal entity reference data product group.

Virtu Expands Executive Team

Virtu Financial has announced new executive hires and changes to its leadership team. Brett Fairclough has been promoted to chief operating officer and global head of business development; Alex Ioffe will join the company as chief financial officer effective September 30, 2019; and Marc Rosenthal joins the executive team from Morgan Stanley’s equity division as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development.

CLS Names Masami Johnstone as Head of Information Services

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing and data solutions, has named Masami Johnstone as head of information services. Masami joins CLS from Euronext, where she was head of buy-side sales responsible for advanced data sales and development. Previously she was head of institutional quant research. At CLS, she will be responsible for the ongoing development of CLS’s data business and building out the company’s analytical capability, which is based on a large single source of FX-executed trade data.

TP ICAP Hires Head of Compliance

Intermediary giant TP ICAP has appointed senior US regulator Amir Zaidi as its new global head of compliance. Zaidi previously spent nine years with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), which regulates the US derivatives market – most recently as Director, Division of Market Oversight. He also worked as Legal Counsel & Policy Advisor for two Commissioners and Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight. Prior to his career at the CFTC, Zaidi worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and at Arnold & Porter LLP. He will be based in TP ICAP’s New York office from September 2019.

CloudMargin Names Karl Wyborn Global Head of Business Development

CloudMargin, creator of a collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, has named Karl Wyborn to the new role of global head of business development. This is a promotion for Wyborn, who has extensive experience of collateral management and has served as CloudMargin’s global head of sales for nearly four years. He will continue to report to Stuart Connolly, CloudMargin CEO based in the London headquarters, and assumes responsibility for driving the firm’s business development strategies to support revenue growth opportunities, and engaging with partners, regulators, industry participants and other technology vendors.

Revolut Hires Financial Crime Head

Digital challenger bank Revolut has hired Philip Doyle as its new head of financial crime. His previous roles include head of financial crime at UK-based clearing bank ClearBank and fraud prevention manager at Visa. The new hire comes following recent queries by UK regulators around Revolut’s money laundering controls, amid a record number of complaints to the financial ombudsman for a digital bank.

Scope Markets Hires New Head of Compliance

Eliza Eliadou has joined Scope Markets, an online institutional trading platform, as its Group Head of Compliance. Eliadou joins from London Capital Group, where she worked for two years starting in 2017. She was formerly with global brokerage firm easyMarkets.

Scope Markets is in a period of expansion, in July teaming up with Gold-i, a trading systems integration specialist for the ?financial services ?industry, to offer liquidity to Gold-i’s client base. Earlier this year, the firm also announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based m-FINANCE to expand its Asian footprint.

Gresham House Appoints Head of Compliance

Alternative asset manager Gresham House has appointed Geoff Lambert as Head of Compliance, effective from August 19, 2019. Based out of the firm’s London office, Lambert will report to Samee Khan, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Gresham House.

Lambert joins Gresham House from Nikko Asset Management Europe (NAME), where he led the compliance team to meet regulatory responsibilities including the implementation of MAR and MiFID II. He previously held roles with Henderson Global Investors and Royal London Asset Management.