FlexTrade appoints ex BlackRock Aladdin expert as head of fixed income sales

Incoming individual has held senior roles across the Fintech industry, including at: Liquidnet, Electronifie, MTS Markets, and BlackRock Aladdin.

FlexTrade Systems has appointed Michael Kovach Americas head of fixed income sales in a move set to further drive the growth and adoption of FlexTrade’s fixed income EMS, FlexFI.

In his new role, Kovach will be based out of New York and leverage his experience in electronic trading solutions.

Speaking to his appointment, Kovach said: “I am thrilled to join a company that has such a strong reputation in both the fixed income and multi-asset trading technology market. I look forward to joining the team at FlexTrade and leveraging innovative technology to provide best-in-class solutions for the fixed income desk.”

Prior to this appointment Kovach was lead relationship manager at BlackRock Aladdin, and before that spent four and a half years with Liquidnet, most recently as head of fixed income sales US.

He has two decades of experience across the Fintech industry, and has also previously worked at Electronifie and MTS Markets as sales director and director, HY credit sales and trading, respectively.

Aaron Levine, senior vice president of sales at FlexTrade, said: “We are very excited to welcome Michael to our team. He brings a wealth of expertise and insight to our fixed income business and will help us deliver innovative solutions that match the unique needs of the fixed income desk.

“Michael’s appointment demonstrates that we are committed to expanding our client base in the fixed income markets.”