Trading Places: Financial Commission Gets New DRC Member, Nasdaq Taps CEO

Monday, November 14

Torsten Gellert, AxiCorp

AxiCorp announced its newest senior appointment last week, , part of the group’s latest expansion on the continent. Mr. Gellert will be tasked with growing and developing AxiTrader’s presence and market share in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, a burgeoning region of FX clients.

Vadim Sviderski

Vadim Sviderski, Financial Commission

The Financial Commission (FinaCom) With more than fifteen years in the banking and financial services industry, Mr. Sviderski brings a diverse set of skills to the Financial Commission’s DRC. He has been covering the financial markets as a business journalist for the past eight years and understands the challenges that investors face.

Peter Romilly, Broctagon Solutions

Peter Romilly

Industry veteran Peter Romilly, whose previous experience includes senior roles at several FX firms, in the capacity of chief operating officer (COO). In his new role Mr. Romilly will be tasked with developing Broctagon’s growth in the binary options market, a field in which the company has spent several years offering innovative solutions.

Tuesday, November 15

Adena Friedman

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has named  less than a year after her promotion to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Her appointment will begin on January 1, 2017. She will be succeeding longtime CEO Bob Greifeld who will become Chairman of the Board and relinquish his role to Ms. Friedman after nearly fourteen years.

Guy Rowcliffe, ICAP

ICAP for ICAP’s Post Trade Risk and Information Services (PTRI). Mr. Rowcliffe had been the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RESET and has run the business for ICAP since 2009. In the newly created role he will be tasked with oversight of the APAC region, as well as the overall strategy for ICAP’s PTRI business – in this capacity he will be representing the company amongst regulators and other industry entities.

Wednesday, November 16

Mohammad Amer, FXPRIMUS

FXPRIMUS . Mohammad brings with him a wealth of experience from a career in the foreign exchange markets spanning over 16 years  – this includes relevant positions at a variety of other companies in the sector. Mr. Amer will use his extensive experience and market knowledge to expand the existing client base and sales team.

Friday, November 18

Dave Nadig, Bats

Bats Global Markets as its Chief Executive Officer. The division was acquired by Bats earlier this year, which represented the group’s commitment and strategy surrounding ETFs. Mr. Nadig rejoined, following a stint with the group from 2008 to 2015.

Emeryc Kpenou, ING

Emeryc Kpenou


Last Friday, . Mr. Kpenou worked at ING since 1999, having joined as a Managing Director and Head of Sales for Foreign Exchange and IRD, a position he held for over fifteen years – during this time, he helped manage the group’s FX portfolio while based out of London.

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