IBS Journal June 2018


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financial policy across Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

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UK fintech Xceptor has appointed two new senior executives. Joining as the firm’s new CFO and board member is Sharon Cooper. Originally an auditor with Ernst and Young, Cooper became the group financial controller of Sophos, where she ran the due diligence process in the sale to Apax Partners. Her first CFO role was at Digital Barriers plc, an Aim listed company, where she built the finance team and head office function, prior to leading the sale of the business to Volpi Capita.

the Royal Bank of Scotland, where one of his achievements was the formation of a cross-bank business initiative for e-commerce digital transformation and 10 years at Marks & Spencer, where he was responsible for the European Retail Point of Sale rollout to 350 stores.

Barings has hired Dr. Christopher Smart as its new head of global macroeconomic and geopolitical research. Dr. Smart and a group of research professionals will draw on the analysis of Barings’ global investment professionals. Dr. Smart spent six years as a senior policy maker for international economic affairs in the Obama administration. From 2013 to 2015, he was the special assistant to the president at the National Economic Council and the National Security Council, where he was a principal advisor to President Obama on trade, investment and a wide range of global economic issues. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of treasury from 2009 to 2013, where he led the administration’s response to the European financial crisis and designed US engagement on

The second appointment is that of Shaleen Dastur. Dastur spent almost 10 years at NorthPoint Solutions as business development manager and later as head of sales for the Financial Services Practice before moving to Gresham Computing, as senior solutions executive for North America and most recently to S3 Partners, where she was director of business development.

Alpima has appointed Anastasia Bikou as managing director of sales. In this newly created role, Bikou will report to Ilan Heimann, head of sales and partnerships. Bikou joins Alpima from Goldman Sachs in London where she spent nine years and was most recently responsible for FX distribution to institutional clients across Europe. Before that, ahe worked as a derivatives trader for the National Bank of Greece and a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York. Bikou holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Business Economics from Brown University.

Barclays has appointed Todd Sandoz as head of equities in the Americas, based in New York. Sandoz will lead Barclays’ Americas equities business across cash, derivatives and prime. Sandoz joins Barclays with 25 years of industry experience, most recently serving as head of equities and execution services at Nomura. Prior to Nomura, Sandoz was head of global foreign exchange and short-term interest rate trading at Credit Suisse. Earlier in his tenure at Credit Suisse, he was co-head of equities for the Americas as well as global head of cash trading.

TradAir has appointed Viral Tolat as CEO. Tolat joins TradAir from EBS, where he held the position of CTO between 2013 and 2017. Prior to EBS Tolat was at Integral, the FX trading technology provider which he co-founded in 1993. Tolat holds post-graduate degrees (PhD and MS) in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he did research in the fields of computer architecture and artificial intelligence. He completed his undergraduate Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Miami.

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