06.09.2020
By John D'Antona

TRADING UP: TraditionDATA Lands OTC Pro Maron

TraditionDATA, a provider of global cross-asset OTC data, landed senior executives for its team – Jeffrey Maron, New York based, and Jim Swanson, London based, onboarded as Global Head of Product and Global Vendor Relations Manager respectively, while Nobuyuki Ikeda has been named as a Senior Business Development Manager based in Tokyo.

Jeff Maron, TraditionDATA

Maron joins the group from IHS Markit where he was Managing Director, responsible for expanding MarkitSERV through new product development via industry partnerships and acquisitions, investments and divestments. Before IHS Markit, Maron held strategic roles at GFI Group, SuperDerivatives, ICAP and Moneyline Telerate.

“TraditionDATA’s innovation in both data content and delivery makes it an exciting place to work and was a major factor behind my decision to join,” Maron told Traders Magazine. “The current market environment reinforces our view that the industry needs more customized data packages to better inform investment decisions and manage risk. To be part of an organization that is changing the sector in this manner is truly exciting for me.”

“Jeff brings a tremendous depth of experience in and around the product side of OTC derivatives,” said Scott Fitzpatrick, Global Head of TraditionDATA. “He is a great addition to our team and will help us take our business to the next level.”

Swanson joins from Bloomberg where he had a successful two-decade career in various roles including Global Manager in Major Accounts Content Acquisition; running a team of global account specialists working with top-tier banks, IDBs, Central Banks, Benchmark Providers and third Party Data Vendors.

Ikeda brings with him over a decade of experience in financial market data. In his most recent roles, Ikeda has been the regional Head of Data and Analytics in TP ICAP in Japan, as well as the Head of Japan, Australia, and Korea at Tullett Prebon Information.

Bill Vulpis

Bill Vulpis, formerly Head of BondPoint at Intercontinental Exchange has decided to retire. After a career that spans 40 years – 22 of which were at Merrill Lynch – has decided to enter into a new chapter of his life, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was most recently head of BondPoint at the Intercontinental Exchange after BondPoint was sold by Virtu Financial where he was the head when it was acquired from KCG. Prior to that,, he served at TD Ameritrade as a Managing Director. He began his capital markets career at Merrill Lynch in 1980. Marshall Nichols, a colleague at ICE Bonds said, “Big contributions to fixed income over the years you’ve made!  I wish you the best writing the next chapter, and may it be your best!”

KeyBanc Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp, landed a new Managing Director as Nathan Flynn in its Public Finance Group. He will be responsible for business development and execution of debt finance solutions to the entire US Midwest region for  governments and non-profit entities, as well as nationwide project finance opportunities. Flynn will be based in the Indianapolis office and report to Jeffrey Rink, Regional Manager of KBCM’s Public Finance Group.

Flynn has more than two decades of public finance investment banking experience, most recently as a Senior Manager with the municipal advisory firm Crowe LLP. He started his public finance career in 1998 with JP Morgan and has held Managing Director positions at both William Blair & Company and Fifth Third Securities, covering governmental and non-profit entities throughout the country with a focus on high-level structuring engagements, including project finance transactions and public private partnerships.

“As we continue to expand our Public Finance team, we are excited to add Flynn’s experience, expertise and relationships to our nationwide platform along with increased focus and emphasis in the local market,” said Rink.

Digital asset specialist firm CoinShares, hired market veteran James Butterfill as Investment Strategist Consultant. Butterfill will bolster CoinShares Group’s Exchange Traded Product business and research capabilities, primarily focusing on portfolio analysis to increase the adoption of digital assets by both intermediary and institutional clients across Europe. Butterfill brings nearly two decades of experience including stints across top-tier asset management firms including Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC Private Bank, Investment Director and Fund Manager at Coutts, and Head of Research and Investment Strategy at ETF Securities. He will be based in the firm’s London office and report directly to Frank Spiteri.

“James’s years of experience within the asset and wealth management industries will help drive the growth of our ETP business,” Frank Spiteri, Chief Revenue Officer at CoinShares said. “We’re excited to welcome him to the firm during such a pivotal time for the firm as we look to engage with the growing number of investors interested in accessing digital assets.”

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