Entries & Exits
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A summary of the people moves reported as exclusive content in The Full FX weekly newsletter in July.
Amit Raja has joined the e-FX sales team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. He joins from Barclays where he has worked for 10 years in e-FX sales and sales/trading roles. Prior to Barclays Raja worked for six years at Bloomberg as a sales relationship manager.
Jamie Besse has joined currency management software provider Lumint Corporation as a product specialist. He joins from State Street where he worked in the currency management team at State Street Global Markets, having joined the firm as State Street Associates in 2004.
Market sources say Michael Spencer has left BNP Paribas where he worked in FX sales. Spencer joined the bank at the end of 2017 after a two year spell in which he worked for both Mirexa Capital and Harness Investments. Prior to that he worked on the sell side at JP Morgan, as head of hedge fund sales EMEA, for three years, at HSBC for six years and Citi for four years. He also spent five years in FX sales at UBS.
Ludovic Schneider has joined Standard Chartered in New York as head of e-commerce sales and execution services for the Americas. He joins from Societe Generale, where he spent almost 12 years, most latterly as head of e-FX distribution for the Americas.
Vincent Sangiovanni has been appointed CEO of Money.net, a financial services research, analysis and data provider. Sangiovanni joins from 360T, where he headed up the 360TGTX business as CEO, having transitioned over when the Deutsche Borse owned platform bought GTX from Gain Capital in 2018.
Simon Horrobin has left HSBC where he was global head of FX, precious metals and commodities options technology. He has been with HSBC for over 12 years in the trading technology business. Prior to HSBC Horrobin worked at Commerzbank as FX business manager.
Patrick Hoffman has started with Millennium Global investments in Zurich as a senior consultant, business development for Switzerland. He has been senior investment advisor for Premium Capita Advisors for two years, prior to which he spent over six years at Stone Milliner Asset Management in Switzerland. Prior to entering the asset management industry Hoffman held senior roles in the FX businesses of Gelber in Switzerland, as well as Morgan Stanley in London and Credit Suisse First Boston in Zurich.
Nikhil Joshi has joined NatWest Markets in London as part of its e-FX sales team. He joins from 360T, where he spent just over four years and institutional sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Prior to 360T Joshi worked at Bloomberg for over six years in FXGO sales.
Ryan Hatami has left NAB in Sydney, after more than 14 years with the bank in the interest rate business, most latterly as director for corporate and institutional markets sales.
Amir Amin has left Citi where he was co-head of macro strategy in London. He worked for Citi for nine years, joining as a graduate on the sales and trading programme. He is believed to be moving to the academia world.
Brandon Liu has joined Nomura’s e-FX quant team in Singapore as executive director. He moved from State Street where, with a brief hiatus in 2018, he worked for over four years in the e-FX quant team in Hong Kong. Liu has also spent more than four years in e-FX trading roles at both Bank of America and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.
Market sources say that Eimear Daly has left Macquarie Bank in London where she was EMEA FX strategist. Daly joined Macquarie at the start of 2019 after a brief spell with Global Reach Group as chief economist, prior to which she was G10 FX strategist at Standard Chartered in London.
Brianna SanGiovanni has joined Tradefeedr as head of growth. Most of SanGiovanni’s career has been spent working at EBS under its various ownerships. She started EBS in 2009 and before leaving in 2020 when she was global commercial strategy officer for the platform.
Francois Lamy has joined digital assets firm Genesis as director, product strategy and innovation. He joins from LSEG/Refinitiv, where he worked for more than eight years in business strategy for the firm’s FX business.
Pritesh Ruparel has joined Assure Hedge as chief commercial officer, tasked with expanding the FX technology providers operations. He joins from Sucden Financial, where he worked for 11 years, most recently as head of options, origination and structuring.
Dan O’Prey has joined Bakkt as EVP of digital assets. He joins from Digital Asset, where he was chief strategy officer, having joined that firm as part of its acquisition of Hyperledger, where he was co-founder and CEO.
Mark Vaillant has joined Morgan Stanley in London in emerging market macro sales, covering FX and Rates. He joined from Goldman Sachs in London, where he spent almost seven years in the same role. Prior to Goldman he worked for two years at Barclays in a FICC EM sales analyst role.
Congratulations and good luck to FX market veteran Jon Price, who is leaving JP Morgan after 18 years, and, the FX industry after 36. Jon is the epitome of someone who has been able to adapt with the changing times, spending the first 15 years of his FX career in voice broking, before transitioning to the e-side with first EBS, and then JP Morgan in e-FX sales.
Andrew Lace has joined crypto connectivity firm Elwood Technologies in London as sales director. He joins having spent nine years at Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv in sales roles, largely for FXall.
Market sources say that Brittany Wigmore has joined Citi in Sydney to work in the FX investor sales team. She joins from State Street in Sydney, where she has worked for seven years in FX institutional sales, having transferred with the bank from its London FX business.
Richard Hollingworth has left CIBC in London after more than 10 years with the bank, most latterly in FICC sales. He joined the bank in 2010 from Mitsubishi UFJ where he worked in fixed income sales.
Thalia Rance has left Credit Suisse in London after more than 14 years with the bank in electronic sales for AES. She joined the firm in 2006 after five years working at Goldman Sachs in electronic sales to hedge funds and institutional clients.
Bill Moller has joined Tower Research Capital in New York as an associate, business management. He joined from a two and a half year spell at FXSpotStream, where he worked in the sales team.