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ON THE MOVE: Amun Nabs Rodino for ETFs; Cuttica Leaving Sun

Traders Magazine Online News, November 27, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Amun AG, a Swiss fintech special purpose company that is launching exchange-traded products in the crypto-currency space, has hired Mark Rodino as Managing Director & Global Head of Distribution. Rodino, who has more than 25 years’ experience, has worked at selling equities indices and ETFs for Morgan Stanley, UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Börse.

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Ellsworth Advisors announced the appointment of Michelle Schwab as Chief Compliance Officer.  Schwab has spent her entire 17-year career as a securities compliance professional.  She has served on the Board of the Southern California Compliance Group, an association of compliance professionals which provides a forum for the development and sharing of compliance best practices. Before that she was appointed to the inaugural compliance advisory board of a national multi-billion dollar independent broker-dealer and registered investment adviser.  She is currently a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.  Most recently, Schwab served as an Associate Compliance Director for Western International Securities, a full-service wealth management firm headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Kevin Cuttica is leaving Sun Trading, having helped the high-frequency trading shop and Hudson River Trading integrate their businesses, according to people familiar with the matter. Cuttica became head of Sun in 2015, having joined in 2003.

Separately, HRT has re-hired Landis Olson, the former president of its European business, the people said. He returns after two years to take up a business development role at HRT.

Crypto exchange IronX named Dimitris Hatzis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hatzis, a 23 year professional, started his career in 1994 at Schroders in London and subsequently Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup in New York for 7 years, overseeing international Equity Capital Markets for Asian and European issuers for several international, large and pioneering transactions. From there and over the following 10 years, he became the Head of Regional Banking at Eurobank before transitioning to Head of Leveraged Finance & Complex Restructuring Group.

Wilshire Phoenix, a New York-based investment management firm, named Alexander Chang and William Cai as Partners. Chang previously served at J.P. Morgan for the last 8 years, most recently as a Vice President where he structured linear and non-linear equity together with cross asset derivative transactions. Cai, also from J.P. Morgan, served as an Executive Director and a trader at J.P. Morgan for over 10 years, managing multi-billion dollar risk books across asset classes in credit, equities, and most recently in commodity futures.

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