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Cryptocurrency Firm Taps FX Expertise for Advisory Board Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has announced the appointment of Peter Nielsen, Ruth Wandhöfer and Phil Weisberg to its advisory board. Nielsen was previously CEO of markets in the investment bank at RBS. Prior to RBS, he spent 10 years at Bank of America and Citibank in their FX businesses. Weisberg founded FXall and became global head of Thomson Reuters FX business when the company bought FXall – while Wandhöfer is a regulatory and fintech expert. Managing director and global head of regulatory and market strategy at Citi.
ACI FMA Creates Two Professional Education Roles ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI) has announced the appointment of two additional professional roles to enhance its educational and attestation offerings. Paul Chappell has been appointed director of education and will be supported by deputy director for education, Rui Correia. Together, ACI says, the two men they will be responsible for delivering the association’s strategic educational initiatives to its global membership. ACI says it has “gone through a period of evaluating and streamlining its vision and focus to reflect the current needs of financial markets and the individual members it represents”.
Humphrey New CEO at RationalFX RationalFX has announced the appointment of Chris Humphrey as the company’s CEO.
R5 Hires from HSBC Chris de Sibert has joined emerging markets trading technology and platform provider R5 as global head of business development. He will be responsible for expanding R5’s footprint.
Hobert Joins BTIG

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Hobert Joins BTIG

David Hobert has joined BTIG’s FX team in New York, to focus on developing new business. He has been named as a managing director and will report to Alan Circle and Martin Ferraro, managing directors and co-heads of foreign exchange trading at BTIG. Prior to BTIG, he spent several years in a senior business development role at Autonomy Capital. Previously, Hobert held management and sales roles in New York and London including head of emerging market sales at UBS and RBC, and head of local market sales at Lehman Brothers.
Spark Systems Appoints Two Advisors Spark Systems, the Singapore-based, MAS-backed Fintech FX startup, has welcomed industry veterans Paul Scott and Alain Kamagi to its advisory board, where they will serve as consultants in the development of the company’s foreign exchange trading platform. Scott has over 30 years of investment banking and financial market experience, spending the last decade as global head of e-trading and spot foreign exchange for Commerzbank in Singapore, while Kumagiis is managing partner at UNTL, which was founded by professionals with over 35 years of combined foreign exchange and capital markets experience.
Deutsche Hires Two in New York Deutsche Bank has unveiled two hires for its North American FX business with the hire of Winfield Sickles and Donna DiDomenico. Sickles has joined from Tiger Management as a director in macro FX sales, based in New York. In addition to working closely with Deutsche’s institutional clients in the FX space, the bank says he will build on its cross-asset presence within the global fixed income client base. DiDomenico joins Deutsche in New York from HSBC to focus on the bank’s real money clients.
Trump Names Powell as Next Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Powell is currently a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, after being sworn in on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028. Prior to his appointment to the board, Powell was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, where he focused on federal and state fiscal issues. From 1997 through 2005, Powell was a partner at the Carlyle Group.
Digitec Reorganises German-based technology provider Digitec has reorganised its senior management. Andreas Kiesselbach, who has been with the company for more than 25 years and has focused on providing banks around the globe with Digitec’s D3 pricing platform, has been named a director of the firm. Additionally, Peer Joost has been promoted to head of marketing and sales, and will continue to report to Kiesselbach. Joost has been joined in the sales team by Sibylle Helms, who moves to the firm having held online marketing specialist roles at Microsoft and Yahoo.
Oliver Running InTouch FX; Hires Hoodless Former global head of FX Wire at Citi, Lee Oliver, who assumed responsibility for InTouch FX, an interactive news and market intelligence analysis service which is part of InTouch Capital Markets, has hired Robert Hoodless as senior analyst, with a specific focus on emerging markets FX. Oliver, who took on the role at the end of August, has wasted little time in building the FX business at ITC with the hire of Hoodless, who was formerly an FX trader at Citi.