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IEX Group, Inc. Appoints Bryan Harkins as President, Ronan Ryan as COO, and Florian Seifferer as CSO

IEX Group, Inc. (IEX) has announced the appointments of Bryan Harkins as President, Ronan Ryan as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Florian Seifferer as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Harkins brings extensive experience in multi-asset exchange trading, fintech, and capital markets, having held senior roles at Cboe Global Markets, BIDS Trading, BATS Global Markets, Direct Edge, and Trumid.

As Group COO, co-founder Ryan will focus on corporate development and strategic planning to drive IEX’s growth and profitability. Seifferer, as CSO, will be responsible for identifying new market opportunities and partnerships, overseeing the advancement of digital assets and other key initiatives.

Zayo Group Names Colman Deegan as CEO of Zayo Europe

Zayo Group, the global provider of network infrastructure, has appointed Colman Deegan as the new CEO of Zayo Europe, effective April 16, 2024. The strategic hire aims to accelerate the company’s expansion in response to the increasing adoption of cloud services and artificial intelligence across Europe. Deegan brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in several high-level positions at Vodafone, including CEO of Vodafone Spain, where he led a significant operational turnaround.

In his new capacity, Deegan will focus on driving Zayo’s growth and strengthening its partnerships with key players in the industry such as data centres, hyperscalers, and other enterprises. He comes with deep expertise in managing large teams and executing growth strategies in competitive markets, positioning him well to lead Zayo Europe’s efforts in capturing the burgeoning demand for network infrastructure solutions in the region.

Alex Grinfeld Joins Liquidnet to Co-Head Expanding Futures Division in the Americas

Alex Grinfeld, an 11-year veteran of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed as co-head of Liquidnet’s futures business in the Americas, reflecting the firm’s strategic expansion in global listed derivatives. Grinfeld, who previously served as Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and Vice President at Goldman Sachs, will lead alongside Brian Cashin, a recent hire from Bank of America.

Liquidnet, traditionally known for its equity dark pools and fixed income offerings, is enhancing its derivatives business by introducing advanced trading analytics and automation tools. The move mirrors the company’s earlier strategic hires in Europe, aiming to strengthen its market position by leveraging seasoned expertise from industry veterans.

Broadridge Appoints Frank Troise as President of Trading & Connectivity Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions has announced Frank Troise as the new President of Broadridge Trading & Connectivity Solutions and Vice Chairman of Broadridge Capital Markets, effective April 29, 2024. Succeeding Ray Tierney, Troise will lead the division into a new phase aimed at simplifying and enhancing multi-asset and multi-workflow trading across global markets. This strategic appointment follows Broadridge’s recent launch of a Futures and Options platform, marking another milestone in its expansion.

With over three decades of experience in trading and technology, Troise brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. He previously held significant positions including Co-CEO and Board Member at Pico Quantitative Trading, as well as leadership roles at Investment Technology Group, J.P. Morgan’s Execution Services, and major firms such as Barclays and Lehman Brothers. His extensive background positions him to drive innovation and growth at Broadridge.

Rob Kirby Rejoins QuantHouse as Head of Sales and Business Development for EMEA

QuantHouse, an Iress company, has announced the appointment of Rob Kirby as its new Head of Sales and Business Development for the EMEA region. Kirby, returning to QuantHouse after roles at Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, and the London Stock Exchange Group, brings a wealth of experience from the financial data and trading systems industry. During his previous tenure at QuantHouse between 2009 and 2011, he was instrumental in securing relationships with key clients who remain with the company over a decade later.

Kirby’s reappointment is set to bolster the company’s strategic partnerships and client growth across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, capitalising on his extensive network and strategic expertise in these regions.

Appital Hires Former HSBC Trader John Coules Amid Growth Surge

Appital, the technology platform for peer-to-peer price discovery and liquidity sourcing, has recruited John Coules as part of its business development team. Previously a high-touch sales trader at HSBC, Coules’ appointment comes during a period of substantial growth for Appital, highlighted by achieving $4.0bn in buyside liquidity since the introduction of Appital Insights in September 2023. With over three decades of experience in sales trading and relationship building across major European markets, Coules is set to strengthen Appital’s partnerships and enhance liquidity opportunities in the UK and Europe.

Appital’s platform provides the buyside community with access to deal flows and execution opportunities, facilitating discreet large ADV order executions through Appital Insights, which not only assesses the viability of these transactions without market impact but also connects traders and portfolio managers with significant liquidity events across relevant equities.

TradingHub Bolsters Leadership Team, Appoints New CFO and Global Head of Sales Amid Strong Growth

TradingHub, the trade surveillance software provider, has appointed Stephen Bergin as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Shayne Ganeson as Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management. The move aims to bolster the company’s market position and sustain its impressive trajectory of growth, underscored by a 30% increase in annual recurring revenue.

Bergin, who joined as Head of Finance in 2021, brings extensive financial executive experience from his tenure at firms such as Thomson Reuters and the London Stock Exchange Group. Ganeson, transitioning from his role as North American Market Head, has been instrumental in enhancing TradingHub’s reputation and client relationships in major financial markets, leveraging his comprehensive background in various sectors of the finance industry, including positions at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

Sharon Biran Appointed as DTCC’s New Chief Client Officer

DTCC has announced Sharon Biran as its new Managing Director and Chief Client Officer, effective from March 25. Biran, succeeding Timothy Keady, joins DTCC’s Executive Committee and will report directly to President and CEO Francis J. La Salla. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing the firm’s global client management and engagement strategy, which includes sales, relationship management, marketing, communications, and leading DTCC’s Consulting Services business.

With over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles within the financial services industry, including significant tenure at Accenture and roles at UBS and JPMorgan Chase, Biran brings a wealth of experience in strategic client relationship management, global transformation programs, and operational resilience initiatives.

SIGMA Financial AI Appoints Rachel Przybylski as Chief Product Officer

AI-driven trading solutions vendor SIGMA Financial AI has announced the appointment of Rachel Przybylski as the company’s new Chief Product Officer. With a career spanning over two decades in global financial markets, Przybylski has an extensive background with leadership positions at Saxo Capital Markets, Nasdaq, and Nomura. Her expertise includes managing complex trading and regulatory compliance projects.

As co-chair of the FIX EMEA investment management working group, Przybylski brings a wealth of experience to SIGMA. Her primary role will involve collaboration with the AI engineering team to shape the company’s product development strategy and ensure it aligns with the evolving requirements of their clients.

BMLL Appoints Former HSBC Executive Niall Cameron as Non-Executive Director

Historical market data and analytics provider BMLL has announced the appointment of Niall Cameron as a Non-Executive Director to support the company’s strategic development. Cameron, who’s career spans over three decades and has included executive roles at HSBC, IHS Markit, and ABN Amro, also joins BMLL’s group of investors.

The appointment of Cameron, who comes with expertise in strategic positioning, deal-making, and product and commercial advisory for fintech, coincides with BMLL’s impressive growth trajectory, highlighted by a recent $26m Series B funding round and significant expansions in global data coverage and strategic partnerships.