Data engineering and analytics specialist BMLL Technologies has appointed the former global head of fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) at Euronext as its new chief executive.
Paul Humphrey will lead BMLL Technologies as it looks to scale its business and broaden access to market data and analytics products. He joins after launching his own consultancy advising institutions and FinTech firms on corporate and growth strategies.
Prior to that, Humphrey spent three years with pan-European exchange operator Euronext before departing in December 2018. He joined Euronext as global head of FICC in early 2016 overseeing the execution strategy for fixed income, interest rate and foreign exchange markets. Humphrey also took over as interim CEO of Euronext London in 2018 after Lee Hodgkinson, who is chairman of BMLL Technologies, departed the exchange to head up proprietary trading firm OSTC.
“I have known and worked with Paul for a number of years; his deep market expertise, insights and leadership are set to accelerate BMLL’s mission to bring deeper data transparency and analytics to capital markets participants, to help them make more informed decisions,” Hodgkinson commented on Humphrey’s appointment.
At the same time, BMLL Technologies said it recently closed its latest funding round, having raised $25 million from investors including Oceanwood, IQ Capital and Angel CoFund. More recently, BMLL Technologies teamed up with Plato Partnership to provide in-depth data on market quality free of charge.
“To receive the backing of Oceanwood, IQ Capital and Angel CoFund is clear evidence that the demand for quality market metrics and analytics to make sense of market trends and drive performance for market participants has never been more important,” Humphrey said. “I am also tremendously proud to lead BMLL’s extremely experienced and capable management team to continue to scale our business and build on our success to date.”