LONDON, Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed income markets, today announced the appointment* of Christophe Roupie as Head of Europe and Asia for MarketAxess Europe Limited and Trax.
In this role, Mr. Roupie will lead the firm's growing businesses in Europe and Asia, reporting to Rick McVey, Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess. Mr. Roupie will work closely with Scott Eaton, Chief Operating Officer for MarketAxess Europe and Trax, to drive the company's global expansion and help secure new business and product development opportunities.
Mr. Roupie was previously at AXA Investment Managers, where he was Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing for over a decade. Prior to joining AXA, he was the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management. Throughout his career, Mr. Roupie has been an advocate for electronic trading as a critical component of best execution practices.
MarketAxess has experienced significant growth in Europe in recent years through its close partnerships with clients as they navigate regulatory changes, as well as broad market structure shifts, resulting in record trading volumes for Eurobond and Emerging Markets in 2016. Additionally, in 2016, Open Trading™ was launched in Asia, with Asian-based clients making meaningful contributions to the global liquidity pool. Through his previous global experience, Mr. Roupie will add further experience and depth to these growing international businesses.
Rick McVey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess, noted, "Christophe is widely regarded as a leader in the investment management trading community, and has developed strong relationships with dealer trading partners. He has led successful initiatives in order management systems, electronic trading, data and straight through processing, which complement our vision for creating the world's leading credit marketplace. I'm thrilled that Christophe is joining us at such a pivotal time in the growth of our global client footprint."
Christophe Roupie, Head of Europe and Asia, added, "MarketAxess and Trax are at the forefront of market innovation, bringing exciting technological enhancements and greater efficiency to all market participants across the front- and back-offices. I am delighted at the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic organisation and help drive further advancements in the credit markets."
*Subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority.
MarketAxess operates a leading electronic trading platform that enables fixed-income market participants to efficiently trade corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments using MarketAxess' patented trading technology. Over 1,200 institutional investor and broker-dealer firms are active users of the MarketAxess trading platform, accessing global liquidity in U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, U.S. agency bonds, municipal bonds, credit default swaps and other fixed-income securities. MarketAxess also offers a number of trading-related products and services, including: market data to assist clients with trading decisions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; technology services to optimize trading environments; and execution services for exchange-traded fund managers and other clients. Through its Trax® division, MarketAxess also offers a range of pre- and post-trade services, including trade matching, regulatory transaction reporting and market and reference data, across a range of fixed-income products. Trax is the trading name of Xtrakter Ltd., a MarketAxess group company.
MarketAxess maintains its headquarters in New York and has offices in London, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.marketaxess.com.
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