JP Morgan has added to its Asia electronic client solutions team across sales, products and technology.
Shuya Kekke has joined the firm as head of sales for electronic client solutions and program trading in the Asia Pacific region.
He joined from Goldman Sachs where he was co-head of electronic trading for Asia Pacific. Kekke has been working in the electronic trading business since 2000. He reports to Andrea Casati and Kazuma Naito, co-heads of equity distribution Asia Pacific.
Marcus Consolini the ex-head of Asia electronic client sales and trading has left the company.
In the electronic trading product team, three new appointments have been made, who will report to Shilesh Shekhawat, head of electronic trading solutions Asia Pacific region.
Andy Milton has relocated to Hong Kong from London in order to focus on delivering custom algorithms. He has worked in the company’s London office for nine years, most recently as product manager for algorithms for EMEA.
Malavika Shanker has transferred internally to work as product manager for analytics, both for internal house and client usage, working on pre- and post-trade analytics. She will also focus on regulatory issues. Lastly, Vivian Peng has joined the team from Barclays, to focus on liquidity products for Asia.
The product team led by Shekhawat will work with Steven Brooks, who has relocated to Hong Kong from London to run electronic trading technology, having successfully built the electronic technology for the EMEA region.
“We will continue to make necessary investments to meet clients’ requirements as the market evolves,” added Shuya Kekke.
Geographically, the firm has expanded across Asian markets.
“We have added algorithms and DMA to Thailand this year. Our coverage in Asia is extremely broad” said Shekhawat.