TRADING UP: Instinet Hires Arora for Execution Sales


Russian broker BCS Global Markets has hired Andrew Richards from ING. The firm announced on August 5 that Richards had joined its ranks in London as a sales director covering prime services. He will report to Tim Bevan, chief executive of BCS UK. Most recently, Richards was director of origination global security finance, synthetic prime brokerage at ING Bank in London. Earlier in his career he worked as a vice president covering prime brokerage relationship manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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One Technologies, LLC announces the appointment of Gayle Anderson as Chief Financial Officer. In her role as CFO, Anderson will be responsible for crafting financial strategies and plans to support the firm’s operations and objectives for scalable growth, as well as enhancing and leading internal controls and accounting. Anderson’s extensive career has focused on corporate accounting, finance, and strategy, and includes six years at Match.com, where she served as executive vice president of corporate development, CFO, and vice president of global finance. She was involved in all of Match.com’s strategic decisions during that time, including those related to acquisitions, business development, marketing, and product.

Templum Inc., a financial technology company providing a marketplace for the primary issuance and secondary trading of alternative assets as smart securities, has appointed former AlphaPoint, TradingScreen, Lava Trading, and Bloomberg executive Brian Nadzan as Chief Technology Officer. In this new role, Nadzan’s will oversee the connectivity of Templum’s technology into financial services firms as well as integration of a range of partnershipsHe will also manage Templum’s technology team. Nadzan has over 25 years of global leadership experience within the financial services industry, including the digitization and trading of assets. He joins Templum from AlphaPoint, a leader in white-labeled asset technology, where he served as the firm’s Chief Development Officer. Previously, Nadzan spent eight years at TradingScreen serving as Chief Development Officer and Chief Data Officer.

Instinet announced the appointment of Seema Arora as Head of Execution Sales for EMEA. In this newly created role, Arora will head a team responsible for selling all Instinet Execution products, offering solution driven strategies to suit client needs. Reporting directly to Richard Parsons, CEO of Instinet Europe, she will be based in London. Arora joins Instinet after 10 years at Kepler Cheuvreux, most recently holding a similar role in Execution Sales. She had previously served as Global Head of Portfolio Trading at Kepler. Prior to this, Ms Arora worked in various senior equities and derivative sales roles both at JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

AIG, a national asset management and auction firm based in Batavia, Ohio with offices in Orlando, Charlotte and Dallas today announced the addition of Michael Goldstein to its executive team as Executive Vice President. Goldstein was a business broker for Keate Partners based in Cincinnati, OH before joining AIG and its subsidiaries Asset Realty Advisors and Asset IQ.

The head of Citi’s Americas prime finance business has left after two years with the US bank, Global Custodian reported. Tom Regazzi departed Citi’s New York-based prime brokerage business in April, Global Custodian has learnt. A spokesperson for Citi declined to comment. Regazzi joined Citi in March 2017 at a time where it was investing significantly in its equities franchise and building out its prime brokerage and bespoke derivatives businesses to cater more to hedge funds. He joined from UBS where he spent over seven years leading the Swiss-bank’s Americas synthetics equity trading team.

S3, a full service compliance and trade analytics software company, announced the appointment of James Augustyn as Vice President of Customer Service effective immediately. At S3, Augustyn will be responsible for supporting S3’s clients with the aim of strengthening the firm’s  relationships with users of its products. With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Augustyn has proven himself a leader in client management and regulatory technology.

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