11.29.2016

Boat Services Strengthens Fast Growing Team, Carl Nilsen Joins as Director of Sales

Boat – With business gaining momentum and more clients continuously committing to the Pan-European MiFID II multi-asset trade reporting service TRADEcho, Boat have appointed Carl Nilsen, former Head of Equities at Oslo Bors, as Director of Sales. Carl joins hot on the heels of Per Lovén, former Liquidnet Head of International Corporate Strategy.

TRADEcho is a partnership between the London Stock Exchange and Boat, together managing a substantial share of firms’ current MiFID trade reporting. The service will help firms efficiently comply with their pre- and post-trade transparency obligations under MiFID II.

As the Head of Equities at Oslo Bors, Carl oversaw sales and marketing for the exchange’s equities business. At Boat, Carl will focus on developing and managing the firm’s ever growing customer base for TRADEcho, with an emphasis on the Northern European client base.

“With over 40 customers already committed to TRADEcho, and following our recent success in partnering with the LBMA for greater transparency in the precious metals market, I am excited to have Carl join Boat’s rapidly growing team. Carl’s past experience and relationships will be invaluable in developing the success of TRADEcho”, says Jamie Khurshid, CEO of Boat Services.

“Carl’s in depth knowledge and extensive network across Europe will further add to what is already a very experienced and knowledgeable sales team that are handling huge demand”, says Veronica Augustsson, CEO of Cinnober.

Carl Nilsen holds a Master (MSc) degree in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to heading up Oslo Bors’s equities business, Carl spent over five years at Oslo Bors in various roles.

Boat’s RegTech business has attracted a number of hires in the past 6 months, including former Liquidnet Head of International Corporate Strategy, Per Lovén, Goldman Sachs Executive Director Ben Duckworth, UBS Associate Director Chris Machin, and Fidessa Senior Analyst Tina Colville.

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