Pipeline Financial Group, an operator of equity block trading venues in the US and Europe, has appointed Richard Gray as senior salesperson for its European operations as it moves ahead with its launch schedule in the region.
“Richard will be a key part of our team as we enter the latest phase of our launch roll-out and his track record in the trading environment will be a valuable addition to our European team,” commented Marcus Hooper, executive director of Pipeline Financial in Europe.
Gray has over 25 years experience in the capital markets industry, most recently at hedge fund Millgate Capital, where he was responsible for the development and integration of technology based systems into order flow.
He has also worked at several industry trade groups. He was a member of the buy-side focused Investment Management Association’s investor panel, the London Stock Exchange and Euronext London institutional investor panel and Deustche Börse’s London advisory panel.
During his career, Gray has also had stints at Schroder Investment Management, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and Kleinwort Benson Investment Management.
Pipeline’s European operation commenced its soft launch in April, and aims to trade over 5,000 stocks across 14 European markets.