08.07.2017
By John D'Antona

TRADING UP: BTIG Snags JPM’s Popham for Cash Equities

Agency broker BTIG landed Corey Popham as a new Managing Director and Head of U.S. Cash Equities. In this new role, Popham will be tasked with developing, marketing and advancing BTIG’s U.S. Cash Equities solutions. He will work closely with the capital markets, research, and sales and trading divisions to generate new business and expand the delivery of products and services to existing clients. Popham has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Prior to BTIG, he spent more than a decade at JP Morgan, most recently as Managing Director and Head of High-Touch Trading for the Americas within their Global Equities division. Previously, Mr. Popham was a Director within the Equity Trading Group at Credit Suisse, where he began his career as an Analyst in 1999. Based in New York, he will report to Richard J. Blank, Jr., Managing Director and Head of Global Equities, at BTIG.

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Sabrina Wilson, Citigroup

Sabrina Wilson has joined Citigroup from rival Deutsche Bank to head up global electronic trading for the investment bank’s futures department. Wilson who also previously worked at Goldman Sachs before taking an extended leave to pursue interests outside of the business, will report directly to Jerome Kemp, Global Head of Futures and will also take on a regional head of futures position.

Thomas Glocer has been appointed lead director at Morgan Stanley, replacing Erskine Bowles. Glocer, the former CEO of Thomson Reuters, has been on the board at the bank since 2013, and will play a major role as the bank draws on his expertise in financial technology

MEDI+SIGN, a healthcare technology company that provides automated communication, has signed Harley Flack as its new CEO. Flack, a 30-year professional, was the founder of FlackAttack Ventures Incorporated where he ra its investment portfolio. He brings to MEDI+SIGN the expertise in organizational development, government strategies, procurement strategies, sourcing, change methodologies, green business solutions, and strategic planning.

Pelican, a global provider of Artificial Intelligence powered payments and financial crime compliance solutions for banks and corporates, announced its expansion into Asia Pacific has appointed Colin Camp to lead the growth in the region. Camp, named Senior Director, Business Development & Sales, is based in Hong Kong and will be responsible for growing the business across APAC. Camp, a 30-year pro, has previously worked for companies such as Dion Global Solutions, Misys (now Finastra) and Broadridge. For the past 20 years, he’s been based in Asia and has extensive experience of working in the local markets across the region.

Stephen Kaminsky, RBC

Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on shared ledger technology, has closed an investment from Henry Ritchotte, the former Deutsche Bank COO who will also become a member of Cobalt’s strategic advisory board. Ritchotte spent over two decades at Deutsche Bank where he was a member of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee acting as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer. Since leaving the bank at the end of 2016, he established RitMir Ventures, a principal investment firm focused on investing in products and services transforming finance through disruptive regulatory and technology driven business models.

Sales trader Stephen Kaminsky has resigned from Goldman Sachs after six years with the broker and will be joining RBC near the end of August. Kaminsky joins as Vice President for FICC Electronic Sales at RBC Capital Markets in New York and will report to Haider Ali. Before Goldman Sachs, Kaminsky did stints at Miller Tabak & Co. and Dahlman Rose.

The U.S. Senate confirmed J. Christopher Giancarlo as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission last Thursday and approved two commissioners – Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam.

Former Deutsche Bank executive Vic Jokovic has been named as the new chief executive of ASX rival Chi-X, four months after the sudden departure of John Fiddes.

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