Is the last bastion of the “traditional” FX market about to be overrun? Talking to market participants and technology providers, Colin Lambert is starting to think that market structure change in FX swaps is, finally, upon us In terms of false starts, the restructuring of the FX swaps market has, over the past decade and […]
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Capitolis Achieves Record Volume in FX Options Novations in Second Quarter 2020; NatWest Joins Community on Growing Platform Since its inception, the Capitolis FX Options Novations platform has eliminated positions of more than $2.5 trillion in notional. Capitolis, an SaaS platform that drives financial resource optimisation for capital markets, today announces that Capitolis Novations, its […]
Dr Petra Wikstrom has joined Capitolis as business development executive for the buy-side in the Americas. She will report to Ben Tobin, global head of sales at the firm and be based in New York. Wikstrom has been working for Greenwich Associates as a consultant for just over a year having left BNP Paribas in […]
Capitolis has announced the appointment of Rahul Auradkar as its chief product officer. In this role, Auradkar will lead Capitolis’ product development efforts globally and is the latest addition to the company’s growing executive management team. His move is the latest in a career in the software industry that includes a track record of building […]
Capitolis hired Amos Arev as vice president of engineering, and appointed Igor Teleshevsky as executive vice president and head of professional services, and Illit Geller as chief business development officer. “We’re thrilled to have an incredible team of leaders who are passionate about delivering a groundbreaking technology platform to our clients and making markets safer […]
Capitolis, a technology provider for the capital markets, announces today that the number of participants on Capitolis Novation has grown to more than 20 bank and non-bank customers. As well as previously announced Citi, HSBC, BlueCrest and Brevan Howard, other market participants including Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Nomura and Societe Generale are collaborating with Capitolis on the service, which Capitolis says is the first of its kind in FX. The platform is now fully live and processing the novation of FX options contracts amongst multiple participants. Additional functionalities and other balance sheet reduction models are currently being tested and rolled out including bilateral option novation and forwards and swaps novation.
Capitolis, the financial services technology provider established by former Traiana CEO and head of EBS Brokertec, Gil Mandelzis; former CEO of Thomson Reuters, Tom Glocer; and Igor Teleshevsky, also formerly of Traiana, says it has secured two rounds of financing, a Series A investment of $20 million led by Index Ventures, and a prior $9 million Seed round led by Sequoia Capital. Capitolis is designing multiple new products and services to address capital markets constraints, initially in equities and foreign exchange.
After four and a half years, Gil Mandelzis has stepped down as CEO of EBS BrokerTec. In a wide-ranging conversation with Colin Lambert he talks about his time in charge of what remains an important piece of the foreign exchange industry’s infrastructure; the challenges and rewards involved in transforming EBS into a multi-product business; the rebuilding of trust with the industry; geographical and economic growth; and his hopes for the future of the firm – and the wider FX industry.
As EBS BrokerTec prepares for the departure of a CEO that has driven so much change at the firm and its transition to being part of Nex, Galen Stops looks at the firm’s evolving role and identity within the FX market.
News that Gil Mandelzis, CEO of EBS Brokertec, is stepping down from the role has triggered the usual speculation over a successor and the business conditions the next CEO will face. Without doubt, the next head of EBS will be taking the reins of a very different company to that inherited by Mandelzis.
ICAP plc (Icap), this morning announced that Seth Johnson, currently head of strategy at its global broking division, has been appointed CEO of EBS BrokerTec, taking over from outgoing CEO Gil Mandelzis who, as announced on 21 July is leaving Icap.
Johnson had previously held the role CEO of BrokerTec, but in late 2014, stepped aside when Mandelzis, then head of EBS, was handed the business as CEO of a newly combined EBS BrokerTec.
As head of strategy for global broking, Johnson has been responsible for growing revenues, improving the application of technology to the company’s business model, and expanding customer coverage. He previously led the expansion of Icap’s electronic markets product portfolio as chief executive officer of BrokerTec and CEO of the Icap Securities & Derivatives Exchange (ISDX), the company says.