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BBVA Hires Industry Veterans

Spanish bank BBVA, which recently appointed Andrew Brown as global head of foreign exchange, has made two senior appointments to its FX business, according to several sources in the market.

Former e-commerce managers Alan ‘Shoulders’ Clarke and Jon Healey are set to re-join Brown, with whom they worked at HSBC, at BBVA in London, the sources say.

Clarke was the global head of FX and money market e-commerce at HSBC, a role he left in April 2009 after 30 years with the bank. Much of this time was spent in senior FX sales roles and then in the bank’s e-commerce group. Recently Clarke was appointed a non-executive director of technical analysis firm TraderMade. He is believed to be taking a COO-type role that will see him manage the FX business across sales and e-commerce.

Healey also left HSBC in 2009 and joined Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets as head of e-product management. He was at HSBC for 12 years and was most recently head of e-commerce FX, EMEA. Prior to HSBC he held numerous roles in IT management at Tate & Lyle International. At BBVA, Healey is understood to be taking the role of global head of e-commerce.

A spokesperson at Lloyds confirms Healey’s departure and says the bank has appointed Lucian Lauerman to assume the role of head of e-product management. Lauerman joined Lloyds in March 2010 from Saxo Bank (Squawkbox, 22 March, 2010).

A spokesperson at BBVA declines to comment on the appointments except to say that Brown is currently reorganising his area of the business with new hires.

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