Former Morgan Stanley electronic trading executive to lead technology efforts at Horizon

Incoming CTO joins Horizon Software from rival trading systems vendor Itiviti, recently acquired by Broadridge.

A former Morgan Stanley electronic trading executive has joined Paris-based Horizon Software to lead its technology strategy.

Olivier Masdebrieu joins Horizon as the chief technology officer (CTO) from rival trading systems vendor Itiviti.

Prior to joining Itiviti, Masdebrieu spent over 23 years at Morgan Stanley across various roles including global head of index and structured product electronic trading in London and Hong Kong and global lead of program sales and trading renovation.

In his new role he will be responsible for driving Horizon’s technology strategy including continuing the development of its platform.

“Over the past few years, Horizon has achieved a major milestone and has become a leader in the financial market by bringing together agency and principal trading functions under one single platform,” said Masdebrieu. “I’m looking forward to helping Horizon in its next phase of growth.”

His appointment follows several investments by Horizon to grow its offering: including the addition of market making and agency trading on one platform in November and the expansion of its crypto trading platform to include crypto exchange BINANCE in its list of gateways.