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Euronext FICC Head Steps Down

Paul Humphrey, global head of FICC at Euronext, is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities a spokesperson for the exchange confirms. He has been at Euronext for three years and was responsible for building and managing the FICC business and led the group’s purchase of a majority stake in FX platform Fastmatch.

Chris Topple, CEO of Euronext London, has been named to head the FICC business going forward.

Humphrey has more than 25 years experience in the FICC industry, starting out at inter-dealer broker Garban (Icap) in its Rates division. After 12 years with that firm he moved to Goldman Sachs’ owned Spear, Leeds & Kellogg as European fixed income sales and e-commerce, before moving to boutique bond house Van Der Moolen.

Following two years at that firm Humphrey was appointed global head of e-commerce at ABN Amro, a business he led for four years before moving to become CEO of electronic broking and information for Tullett Prebon – a role he held for seven years before taking up the Euronext role.

Topple joined Euronext in London earlier this year from his role as co-head of Société Générale Prime Services, a post he held since May 2015. Prior to that, he was responsible for leading the prime brokerage and clearing services sales teams globally within Société Générale’s Newedge Group. He joined Newedge from Lehman Brothers/Nomura in 2012, where he spent five years as co-head of prime brokerage sales.

Prior to Lehman Brothers, Topple worked for JP Morgan from 1993 to 2005 in a variety of senior roles, including global head of electronic trading sales across fixed income; European head of fixed income prime brokerage sales; and head of European clearing sales. 

Colin Lambert

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