CFH Clearing has hired Michael Bleys as vice president, sales, EMEA, and handed existing employee, Harry Fry, a newly created business development role.
Bleys joins from Sucden Financial, where he spent over five years in the firm’s e-FX division. His career also includes five years at Saxo Bank in both London and Copenhagen, where Bleys was a sales trading manager, and a year at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management as vice president, FX derivatives. He will be based in London, with a remit covering brokerages, regional banks and funds.
Prior to his new role, Fry spent the past two years working in CFH’s client services team. Before that, he was employed by JP Morgan Asset Management, initially as a UK funds consultant and later as an oversight analyst.
Both Bleys and Fry will report directly in to Paul Jackson, director of sales.
According to Jackson, “These new appointments reflect our business growth and our ambitious plans to dominate the market. Being part of Playtech, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has not only fuelled our growth but has also helped us to attract top industry talent into the business. The appointment of Michael Bleys from Sucden Financial is a great example of this. He joins with a wealth of industry experience and contacts, as well as exceptional multilingual skills which will be a real benefit in terms of attracting and supporting clients across Europe. We are delighted to welcome him to the CFH sales team. It is also a pleasure to welcome Harry Fry to our team. He has proved to be an asset to the firm and his client services experience will be hugely beneficial to his new business development role.”
Bleys adds: “I am excited to join CFH. It is an established and innovative firm in the institutional prime-of-prime market, which was set up by pioneers in the e-FX trading and technology markets, has developed its own e-FX trading infrastructure and continues to push boundaries. CFH’s expansive trajectory continues as part of Playtech, a FTSE-250 listed company. I am joining at a time when we are able to offer a broad range of products and technology solutions and are well positioned to extend our reach to wider markets.”