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IHS Markit Expands SFTR Team

IHS Markit has boosted its SFTR coverage yet further with the hire of Rashid Ali (formerly of State Street) as Director and Lead Business Analyst for STFR and Que-Phuong Dufournet (previously with Morgan Stanley) as Director, SFTR regulatory affairs. Stuart Day, who left the firm to join a hedge fund last year, has also returned to the team as Director this month. All three will report to Pierre Khemdoudi, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Equities, Data and Analytics.

BMLL names OSTC CEO Lee Hodgkinson as non-exec director

BMLL Technologies, a data-engineering-as-a-service company, has named Lee Hodgkinson, CEO of OSTC, a global derivative trading and education firm, as chairman of the board. He becomes a non-executive director land will use his practical industry and exchange experience to support BMLL’s existing data engineering and analytics capabilities, as well as its ambitions to provide more capital markets participants with data access and advanced analytics capacity. The appointment follows the recent launch of BMLL’s Derived Data Service.

Moody’s Names Senior Executives

Moody’s Corporation has named Robert Fauber, currently president of Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), to the new role of chief operating officer of Moody’s Corporation. Fauber will drive the company’s strategic initiatives to maximize the company’s strengths and position it for the next stage of growth. Moody’s has also named Michael West to succeed Fauber as president of MIS and Stephen Tulenko as president of Moody’s Analytics. All three appointments are effective November 1, 2019. Tulenko succeeds Mark Almeida, who has served as president of Moody’s Analytics since it was launched in 2008.

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.