People Moves Monday: RBC, Tourmaline Partners, BlueX and more…

The past week saw appointments across flow rates sales, derivatives, foreign exchange and sales.

RBC appointed Guy Chalkley as managing director, UK flow rates sales. Chalkley brings more than three decades worth of financial services to the role, in both portfolio management and rates sales. Before joining RBC, Chalkley spent 11 years at NatWest Markets. He most recently served as managing director in its institutional rates sales business, overseeing key strategic relationships and distributing global rates products. Prior to NatWest Markets, Chalkley held similar positions at Nomura, Citi and Morgan Stanley. Elsewhere in his career, Chalkley served as a European government bond, inflation and absolute return fund manager at BlackRock. 

Tourmaline Partners hired three new seasoned financial markets executives as managing directors to help strengthen its global trading capabilities. With the additions of Simon Bradley, James Williams and James Kirk the firm is set to continue its expansion across Europe. Bradley will be responsible for building out Tourmaline’s equity derivatives franchise across Europe, while Williams will be responsible for covering clients on global cash equities execution, building on his two decades of experience in the area. Elsewhere, Kirk is set to oversee and enhance Tourmaline’s services in support of asset managers globally as part of his new role.

BlueCrest Capital Management’s new company, FX trading technology platform BlueX, has appointed Graham MacGregor as chief executive officer. MacGregor joins from the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), where he most recently served as chief executive of FX transactions. Elsewhere in his career, MacGregor was EMEA head of sales and relationship management and chief executive, FX MTF business at Refinitiv. Set to launch in the next few months, Blue X utilises BlueCrest developed technology and systems to offer a platform that is ‘inspired by traders, for traders’.

Kepler Cheuvreux Execution Services (KCx) appointed Seb Klatt as program trading (PT) sales trader. London-based Klatt is set to join from Jefferies on 1 October, having most recently served as senior vice president for 12 and a half years, working across PT and low touch.  Prior to this, he worked in an execution sales and account management role at Société Générale, and before that was VP of sales trading at Merril Lynch. 

Frédéric Benizri left TP ICAP to join financing, investment and risk management business CIC Market Solutions as a sales trader. His most recent role at the inter-dealer broker was as a cross asset sales trader, having spent seven years with the business. Benizri also previously worked in convertible bonds and equity derivatives flow sales at Citi for three and a half years, at the time based out of London. Prior to that, Paris-based Benizri worked for UBS, in a structured products sales role.

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) expanded its footprint across Asia with the opening of its new Singapore office, with the addition of new key appointments. Gerald Koh was appointed head of wholesale Asia (ex-Japan), a role he has held since 1 August. Elsewhere, Heston Goh joined the firm as sales director, South East Asia institutions, on 1 September.