LCH SA names new head of CDSClear and head of DigitalAssetClear

New appointment has been with LSEG Group for 15 years, prior to which he held positions at JP Morgan and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

LSEG’s Continental European clearing house LCH SA has appointed Marcus Robinson head of CDSClear and head of DigitalAssetClear.

The move follows the departure of Frank Soussan, who previously served as global head of CDSClear and head of SA EquityClear and CommodityClear.

Robinson – who previously served as head of strategy for LSEG Post Trade – will lead CDSClear as it enters the next phase of its international expansion, namely across the US, building upon the launch of client clearing to US firms in February.

Additional responsibilities will include bringing to market DigitalAssetClear and its subsequent development, after recent regulatory approvals.

Robision will also join the LCH SA leadership team, reporting to Corentine Poilvet-Clédière, chief executive at LCH SA.

“I look forward to working with Marcus as we continue to build our multi-asset class offering and deliver new products and services across CDSClear and DigitalAssetClear, from LCH SA, the leading EU-based clearing house,” said Clediere.

“[Robinson] brings a great deal of experience to his new role having worked with the Group for 15 years, most recently as head of strategy for LSEG Post Trade.”

Elsewhere in his tenure at LSEG, Robinson previously served as head of Asia Pacific for LCH, establishing and leading the clearing service’s expansion within the region.

Before that, he was chief operating officer and director of business change at SwapClear, which LCH said made him suitable to lead CDSClear’s US expansion.

Prior to joining LCH, Robinson held roles within JP Morgan’s investment banking and asset management divisions and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s financial markets division.