People Moves Monday: Clear Street, Trading Technologies and more…

The past week saw appointments within the post-trade, fixed income and equities spaces.

Clear Street appointed Christopher Smith as chief executive officer of its futures clearing business. Smith brings more than 30 years’ experience in the capital markets sector to the role, having worked in various exchanges and regulators, alongside helping develop market and industry standards. He joins from ED&F Man Capital Markets, a company he founded. In his new role, Smith reports to Chris Pento, co-founder and chief executive of Clear Street, overseeing the development and execution of the firm’s futures clearing services.

Trading Technologies International (TT) appointed Gavin Miller as its new director of EMEA sales – TT Fixed Income. His move follows almost five years at fixed income aggregation and surveillance technology business, Algomi. Miller is a Bloomberg veteran having spent over 20 years at the company, holding several senior positions, including: global head of sales and account management (global markets electronic trading); global head of fixed income, currencies, commodities electronic sales; and global head fixed income electronic trading sales. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Miller worked as a credit trader at Salomon Smith Barney – now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Redburn Atlantic appointed Lisa Christou as head of sales trading, US equities to international. Before taking on this role, Christou served as a US equities sales trader head at Atlantic Equities before its merger with Redburn, which was completed last week. Prior to joining Atlantic Equities, Christou spent six and a half years at Cantor Fitzgerald as a US equity sales trader, following eight and a half years at Wells Fargo in a similar role. Elsewhere in her career, Christou held a securities lending equities position at Citi.

Lily Chia was named the new head of equities and FICC sales at Singapore Exchange (SGX), working across Singapore, ASEAN, Middle East, India, and Australia. In this new position, Chia, who has spent almost two decades at SGX in various roles, will lead sales for equity, equity derivatives and FX derivatives. Most recently, Chia was head of business integration and  portfolio management, technology and prior to this, worked as head of commodities specialists and execution/clearing specialists. Before joining SGX, she spent three years as middle office and credit manager at DBS Vickers Securities, and before that worked as a senior associate working in corporate strategy at SIMEX.