Traderforce, a provider of on-demand trading solutions for the financial community, has announced that ex-CQG executive vice president Simon Haslam has been appointed COO. Haslam has been derivatives trading services provider CQG executive vice president, international division since 2004, and vice president, head of international sales since 1998.
Traderforce says Haslam's experience at CQG gave him a good background in the field of market data and trading, and that he gained a reputation as a good communicator who is used to working across multiple times zones. This will help Traderforce realise its aim of becoming a global player with autonomous local operations and tailored regional services, says the firm.
Haslam has been appointed to run and coordinate the day-to-day activities of Traderforce's offices in London, Singapore, New York and Paris. Jean-Michel Blanco, Chief Executive Officer, Traderforce, comments, "We are delighted to have Simon Haslam on board. He brings tremendous international management experience across all business units. Haslam's goal will be to help us reach the high-quality standard that is mandatory to play in the top league of key providers of trading and market data services."
Haslam adds, "Traderforce has demonstrated rapid growth through innovation in all aspects of the business. Combining multi-asset trade routing and classic market data vendor services with its ASP and thin client technology provides a compelling value proposition. Working in this industry for a number of years, you see how important top-quality, enthusiastic staff are to a company's success and the importance of providing the training and communication channels to make a company work internationally. Traderforce has staffed wisely and has ambitious international growth plans."