CLS has appointed Masami Johnstone as head of information services.
In this role, she will be responsible for the ongoing development of CLS’s data business and building out its analytical capability.
Based in London, Johnstone joins from Euronext, where she was head of buy side sales, responsible for advanced data sales and development.
Prior to Euronext, Johnstone spent a decade at ITG Europe, working in the EMEA analytics product and research team, before being appointed head of consulting for EMEA analytics. She began her career at Baring Asset Management, holding several analytics roles during her time at the firm.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan Marquard, chief strategy and development officer at CLS, says: “CLS’s data business is an important part of our product portfolio, where we apply our unique position at the centre of the FX market to solve industry problems for market participants. Masami will be able to draw on her extensive industry experience to build on the success of the data business by expanding our offering to clients with insights for improved trading strategies, smarter business decisions and better FX risk management.”
Johnstone adds: “CLS is fulfilling a vital role in the FX industry by providing high-quality transaction data, which enables market participants to gain a better view of overall global FX trading activity. I am looking forward to working together with the industry to further develop CLS’s offering in data analytics products and assist market participants with valuable insights into global FX market activity.”