European agency broker Kepler Cheuvreux appointed Reagan Harding to a newly created algorithmic trading role, based in London. He joins Kepler from Instinet, where he spent the last seven years, most recently serving in its execution services team. In his most recent role, Harding was responsible for monitoring and supporting Instinet’s European electronic, portfolio, cash equity, latency sensitive and algorithmic trading flow. Prior to that, he served as a FIX client connectivity specialist, responsible for onboarding clients to Instinet’s FIX protocol.
OpenFin strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Vicky Sanders as chief digital officer. As part of the role, Sanders will drive digital transformation across OpenFin’s ecosystem of buy- and sell-side institutions as well as the global vendor community. She joins from TP ICAP Group’s agency execution division where she served as chief commercial officer, responsible for the commercial strategy of Liquidnet and Coex Partners businesses. Before that, she co-founded fintech RSRCHXchange, leading the business through its 2019 acquisition by Liquidnet. During her tenure at Liquidnet, Sanders operated as head of investment analytics before Liquidnet’s acquisition by TP ICAP. Earlier in her career, she served as an executive director at Goldman Sachs and as an associate at Merrill Lynch.
RBC Capital Markets appointed Simon Johnson as its new managing director, head of credit sales EMEA. As part of the role, Johnson will oversee sales across RBC’s investment grade and high yield credit client base in Europe. He joins RBC from Credit Suisse, where he held senior roles in the European credit sales team over the last 21 years. Most recently, Johnson served as managing director, head of UK, hedge fund and Nordic credit sales. Before joining Credit Suisse, he served as a repo trading assistant at Goldman Sachs. Based in London, Johnson will report directly to Janet Wilkinson, co-head, FICC sales at RBC Capital Markets.
Proprietary trading firm DRW appointed Bill Wiley as chief operating officer, equities. Wiley joins DRW from Instinet Incorporated, where he spent the last four years, most recently serving as global head of strategy. Prior to that, he spent seven years at KCG Holdings, serving as chief operating officer across client execution services and customer market making. In addition, Wiley previously operated in a business restructuring role at BDO Consulting.
David Perkins, who served as TP ICAP’s global head of post-trade solutions for its post-trade, data and analytics division, Parameta Solutions, has left the firm for pastures new. Perkins leaves after 15 years with TP ICAP, serving in his most recent role for a year and a half. Before operating as Parameta’s global head of post-trade, Perkins spent four years as global head of electronic markets for the interdealer broker, and nine years as global head of electronic broking for Tullett Prebon prior to its merger with ICAP in 2016. Previously in his career he also spent four years as head of eBusiness for EMEA at ABN AMRO, two years as head of sales at equity trading firm Van der Moolen, and held various previous roles at Goldman Sachs, Martin International Securities and ICAP. Perkins’ next position has not yet been disclosed.