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ON THE MOVE: Mackintosh to Nasdaq; Incapital Snags Mottola

Traders Magazine Online News, April 10, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

Phil Mackintosh was named Global Head of Research at Nasdaq. He is responsible for projects and initiatives in the US and Europe to improve market structure, capital formation and trading efficiency. Prior to that, he was Head of Trading Strategy at Virtu Financial where he served for four years. Earlier, he served in multiple capacities at Credit Suisse, where he spent over 13 years – most recently as a Managing Director and Global Head of Trading Strategy. While there he was responsible for the development of the Trader Analytics product, managed a medium sized team that developed website technology to support ETF, transition and PT businesses. He also spearheaded the firm’s TCA product introduction into four asset classes.

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BNY Mellon has hired two new senior technologists to spearhead the US custodian's tech arm and data operations, the firm has said. Formerly with Bank of America, Nancy Reyda is chief operating officer at BNY’s technology arm, while Joseph Sieczkowski, former senior managing director at Fortune 100 firm TIAA, is the firm's head of technology architecture and data.

Cinnober reported it has appointed Hans Sjöberg as new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Taraneh Derayati as new Head of Sales. Hans Sjöberg’s experience encompasses various developer roles at investment banks such as Lehman Brothers and Nomura. He joined Cinnober in 2012 when Cinnober acquired Nomura’s Swedish technology development subsidiary.

Derayati has been with Cinnober since 2009. Most recently she was in charge of delivering Cinnober’s real-time clearing system to JPX which went live in February this year. In her new role, Derayati will be responsible for leading sales of Cinnober’s exchange and real-time clearing technology to market operators and clearinghouses globally.

Neudata reported Simon Mahony has joined the firm as Senior Vice President in Research. In this London-based role he supports the Neudata team in providing insightful and in-depth alternative data research and use-case evidence to asset managers. He previously worked as a European equity research analyst at Fidelity International.

H2O Asset Management has hired Alexandre Abbou as an investment manager as it pushes ahead with the expansion of its equities business. Abbou will contribute to the management of the London-headquartered firm’s global equity market-neutral H2O Fidelio Fund, which aims to capitalize on specific relative value opportunities in the global equity arena. Prior to joining H2O, Abbou held several roles at Société Générale, latterly as head of EQD execution in Paris between June 2013 and November 2016. From 2006 to 2013, Abbou worked in equity derivatives sales at Morgan Stanley, joining from Merrill Lynch where he worked on the bank’s European delta-one flow sales desk.

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