SmartTrade Technologies today announces that Ludovic Blanquet has joined as chief product and strategic planning officer, based in London.
Blanquet brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joins from Finastra, where he was the global head of product strategy across its five lines of business. Prior to this, he built Credit Agricole APAC’s global equities trading platform and was APAC regional director for SmartStream, a corporate banking software vendor.
According to a statement, “Blanquet will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset e-trading solution, capitalising on its market leading e-FX LiquidityFX (LFX) cloud offering”.
David Vincent, CEO, smartTrade, says: “Drawing on his business leadership experience, Ludovic will provide fresh insights to our product priorities as we help our clients and the wider industry to further modernise capital markets technology. In this new era, staying ahead of the market structure and technology evolution is more important than ever to help market participants seeking higher returns.”
Blanquet adds, “smartTrade is uniquely positioned to support the digitisation of trading across all asset classes. LFX end-to-end solution is a reliable, recognised leader delivering peace of mind to its clients – and this has certainly been tested in recent volatile markets. I’m truly excited to join smartTrade’s team and contribute to the further growth of smartTrade’s ecosystem.”