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Richard Hills Joins big xyt

big xyt, an independent provider of market data analytics, has hired Richard Hills as Head of Client Engagement. Working alongside Mark Montgomery, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Hills will help to drive client innovation using a partnership engagement model. He will be responsible for promoting client awareness of big xyt’s products and services, and help them to integrate big xyt’s technology into their daily workflow. Hills joins from Société Générale, where he launched and built the equities electronic trading business, going on to become Global Co-Head of Cash Equities Execution encompassing electronic, program trading and high touch execution.

Eventus Systems Hires Roger Chandler to Build European Presence

Texas-based trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider Eventus Systems has hired Roger Chandler as Senior Sales Engineer for Europe, based in London. Reporting to Scott Schroeder, Eventus Global Head of Sales, Chandler will be responsible for servicing existing clients and driving the firm’s growth in the EMEA region. He was most recently Technology Sales Manager for Bloomberg out of London, responsible for EMEA enterprise technical sales for global multi-asset sell-side clients, prior to which he spent nearly 11 years at Fidessa. This is the third key hire for Eventus following its $10.5 million Series A funding round last month, with Eric Einfalt recently joining as Chief Strategy Officer and David Mitchell as Regional Sales Executive, North America, both out of Chicago.

Tim Macek Joins Sterling Trading Tech

Sterling Trading Tech (STT) has appointed Tim Macek as the Director of Technical Operations and Infrastructure. Macek previously served in several senior management positions at UBS, where he led cross-functional teams of developers and IT specialists and oversaw all of UBS Asset Management’s trading technology and networking systems. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the technical operations team and will be responsible for deploying and managing the technical operations of all current and future STT technology.

Itiviti Names Josh Monroe as Head of Americas

Itiviti has appointed Josh Monroe as managing director, head of Americas region. An accomplished sales executive and sales coach with more than 15 years of financial industry experience, Monroe joins Itiviti from Ned Davis Research, where he was global head of sales. He started his career at Morgan Stanley before joining SAC Capital Advisors where he was a VP in the global macro business. Monroe also has prior sales management experience from senior positions with FIS and SunGard. He will be part of Itiviti’s executive management team, reporting to CEO Rob Mackay.

SteelEye Appoints Rob Bernstein as Chief Financial Officer

Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye has confirmed the hire of Rob Bernstein as its new CFO. He joins from RegTek Solutions, which was acquired by Bloomberg in August 2019, where he was CFO since February 2018. Bernstein has more than 10 years’ experience as a finance executive, formerly with London-based tech firm TIM Group, where he held the position of CFO for seven years. In his new position he will lead SteelEye’s financial operations, reporting directly to CEO Matt Smith.

CloudMargin Promotes Armando Hernandez to Expand Presence in North America

London-based CloudMargin, provider of a collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, has promoted Armando Hernandez to the new role of executive director, head of North America. Hernandez joined CloudMargin in September 2018 as director of new business development for North America. In his new role, reporting to CEO Stuart Connolly, Hernandez takes responsibility for the entire North American operating unit, including sales, relationship management, partnerships and client onboarding. He will also join the executive leadership team, heading up the company’s push into North America where it established a presence less than four years ago.

LiquidityBook Adds to EMEA Client Service Team

LiquidityBook, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading solutions, has named two London-based hires for its EMEA client service team. James Pearson joins from Schneider Trading Associates, where he most recently served as head of IT and takes on the role of technical implementation analyst; while Abdullah Al Nasiri joins from Fidessa to serve as a client services analyst. The hires have been made as LiquidityBook sees an increasing number of fund managers abandoning legacy technology in favour of web-based systems such as its own.

LSEG Names Arne Staal Head of Research and Product Management, Information Services

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named Arne Staal to the newly created role of head of research and product management in its Information Services Division (ISD). Staal will lead the two complementary areas of ISD, linking up research and thought leadership with product strategy and development. Staal joins LSEG from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he served as global head of macro systematic strategies and macro risk. Previous roles include head of product research and innovation at BlackRock for iShares, European head of index products and strategy at Barclays Capital; and head of quantitative strategies at Standard Life Investments.

Charles River Development Names Spiros Giannaros as President

Charles River Development, a State Street company, has named Spiros Giannaros as president with responsibility for day-to-day operations of the company including product, development, sales and services for the Charles River Investment Management Solution. Giannaros will report to John Plansky, CEO of Charles River and leader of State Street Global Exchange and State Street AlphaSM. Most recently, Giannaros was executive vice president and head of platform strategies at State Street. Prior to that, he served as global head of enterprise data management and thinkFolio as a partner at IHS Markit.

CQG Hires to Bolster Asia Pacific Presence

CQG, a provider of technology solutions for traders, brokers, commercial hedgers and exchanges, has announced that Benjamin Soong has joined the firm as president, APAC, and Rick Chang as head of Greater China. Rod Giffen, formerly CQG president, APAC, takes the new role of chief experience officer. Soong joins CQG from Ledger, where he was head of Asia Pacific. He previously spent 12 years at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Chang also joins from Ledger, where he served as head of commercial and operations in Asia Pacific. At CQG, he will report to Soong and oversee growth in Greater China.