Euronext FX chief departs after five years with exchange operator

Departing executive has previously served at Lehman Brothers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Eris Exchange and Viable Markets.

Euronext veteran Kevin Wolf has left the firm after five years serving in various executive positions including as it’s the chief executive of its FX division.

Wolf originally joined Euronext in 2017 as head of fixed income, currencies and credit (FICC) for the US, assuming his most recent role as chief executive of Euronext FX in 2018.

Previously in his career he spent nearly six years at ErisX as head of its New York office and as chief business and product development officer and four years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a managing director in global capital markets.

He also spent seven years at Lehman Brothers as a senior vice president in corporate derivatives origination and investment grade debt capital markets.

“Thanks to the contributions of an exceptional team of FX specialists and highly supportive clients (with very high expectations), we were able to grow and improve the FX business in numerous ways despite market conditions that were not always so helpful. I am confident the business will continue to thrive following my departure!,” said Wolf in an update on social media.“I am not yet able to share my future plans – but feel free to reach out if you are curious where I am headed…”

Wolf’s next opportunity has not been disclosed.

Euronext confirmed Wolf’s departure and that Chris Topple, head of foreign exchange and commodities and chief executive of Euronext London, will take over as chief executive at Euronext FX “to ensure a smooth transition”.

“The managing board of Euronext thanks him for his significant contribution,” a spokesperson for the exchange operator said.