Swiss financial services conglomerate SIX Group has hired Christian Katz as CEO of its cash markets division and CEO of the SIX Swiss Exchange, effective from May 2009. He will also join SIX Group’s executive board.
Katz succeeds Christoph Bigger, who had been serving as interim CEO of cash markets and SIX Swiss Exchange since 1 August last year following the departure of Heinrich Henckel.
When Katz takes over, Bigger will return to his role as head of SIX Swiss Exchange business development and operations.
Katz joins SIX Group from investment bank Goldman Sachs in Zurich, where he has been responsible for the equities division since 2006. He previously worked for eight years at J.P. Morgan in London, first as country head of equities sales for Switzerland, and subsequently as head of research marketing for Europe. He has also held positions at the London Forfaiting Company and SBC Warburg.