KBC AM fixed income dealer departs for Tradeweb product development role

New product development manager with Tradeweb’s AiEX and workflow solutions team has spent the last 15 years as a buy-side fixed income dealer at KBC Asset Management.

A former buy-side fixed income dealer at KBC Asset Management has left the company after 15 years to join Tradeweb in a senior product development role.

According to an update on social media, Joeri Wouters has left KBC to join the fixed income trading platform provider asa product development manager in its AiEX and workflow solutions team.

“I would like to thank everyone at KBC Asset Management that helped me grow professionally and personally, and have taught me more than I ever believed possible,” said Wouters in his update on social media.

“It’s been a crazy ride, navigating both the financial and more recently the covid crisis. Big thanks also to the numerous sales traders with whom I had the pleasure of trading over the past years.”

Tradeweb’s AiEX is an automated intelligent execution solution aimed at streamlining workflows by executing day-to-day trades on behalf of desks to free up trader’s time for more high value trades.

Its current remit includes global government bonds, interest rate swaps, mortgage-backed securities, European spread products, covered bonds, corporate bonds, credit default, swaps, ETFs, emerging markets, US agencies and sovereigns, supranationals and agencies (SSA).

“Joeri is bringing a lot of fixed income trading experience to the team, which will prove incredibly valuable as we further develop our AiEX solutions for the next generation of traders,” said Charlie Campbell-Johnston, managing director for AiEX and Workflow Solutions at Tradeweb.

“Trading automation is no longer a question of if, rather than how much in today’s workflows, so we are making sure AiEX continues to evolve according to traders’ needs.”

Wouter’s appointment comes as part of senior new hires at Tradeweb after it also appointed the former BrokerTec Americas chief to head up its Dealerweb platform and the former IEX Group chief financial officer to assume the same role.