MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, has appointed Robert Hammond to lead sales and dealer relationship management in Europe and the Middle East.
Hammond’s role will include responsibility for driving sales across Europe and the Middle East as part of efforts to grow the venue’s network of fixed income investors and dealers. He will also oversee client and dealer relationships and manage the deployment of the firm’s electronic trading solutions for fixed income trading. Hammond will report to Paul Ellis, head of MarketAxess Europe.
“We have been investing heavily in enhancements to our European fixed income platform and under Robert’s direction we are confident that we will continue to build on the increased momentum we are already seeing in the region,” said Ellis.
Hammond’s last role was as head of listed rates and OTC clearing solutions at US derivatives exchange CME Group. He has also held senior roles at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, West LB, Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan.
“This is a time of great opportunity for e-trading in the sector and I’m looking forward to working with Paul and the team to further build on the firm’s franchise across the region,” said Hammond.