DIGITEC hires in London to get closer to clients and FICC trading hubs

Rick Steves

DIGITEC has recently opened its London office with the aim to get closer to its London-based bank clients and prospects as the City offers access to many regional FICC trading hubs.

DIGITEC has appointed four new employees in London as the FX Swaps and NDF pricing and data provider makes moves to expand its footprint.

Reporting to Stephan von Massenbach, Chief Revenue Officer, the new hires are George Procopiou, Anil Jassi, Liudmila Artyukhina, and Ioulia Grant.

George Procopiou joins as Client and Sales Enablement Manager. George has 14 years of experience in FX and FICC Client Management, previously working at IHS Markit, Societe Generale and Anglo Irish Bank.

Anil Jassi joins as Client and Sales Enablement Manager. Anil brings 12 years of FX corporate sales experience, having worked in e-FX and FX corporate sales at Deutsche Bank and Moneycorp.

“Joining DIGITEC’s new London office is an exciting opportunity to work within a ‘start up’ like environment, however, with the support and expertise which DIGITEC has built over the last 40 years from Germany. Our skill sets are complimentary, which combined with DIGITEC’s technology is extremely powerful. We are all looking forward to seeing DIGITEC in London grow over the next few years,” said Anil Jassi.

Liudmila Artyukhina joins as Client and Sales Enablement Manager. Liudmila brings extensive product and company experience, having transferred to London from the Hamburg office, where she previously worked for DIGITEC in IT and Product Management.

Ioulia Grant joins as Product Owner. Ioulia has 15 years of experience in e-trading product management and software development having worked at Bank of America, HSBC, and Lloyds Banking Group. She has also worked in relationship management at Hotspot and CMC Markets.

Peer Joost, COO of DIGITEC, said: “Making these key hires in London brings us closer to our clients and new prospects, which is key to DIGITEC’s future growth. The first step was to bring in Stephan von Massenbach to open the London office and now we have a team of people with extensive Financial Markets experience to manage relationships, onboard new clients and enhance our range of products.”

Stephan von Massenbach, CRO of DIGITEC, commented: “With an experienced new team in London we are able to engage with more clients and capture the market’s demand for automated FX Swaps and NDF trading, Many of our new employees have cross asset experience and numerous industry relationships, which also helps to enhance our products to include pricing Precious Metals, Interest Rates and Crypto assets.”

von Massenbach joined DIGITEC in June to focus on business development and sales strategy, based in London. His 20+ years within the FX industry include working for Lloyds Bank as Head of FX eCommerce, and J.P. Morgan where he was Head of FX eCommerce Sales for Europe.

Peer Joost was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in February, ever since leading eFX pricing specialist known for its partnership with Deutsche Börse’s 360T.

The firm plans to expand D3’s customer base from tier 2 to tier 3 and regional banks, offering them its scalable SaaS solution with simplified setup, maintenance, and costs. D3 is a leading price engine in the Foreign Exchange and Money Market, with customers among the top 100 global acting banks.

DIGITEC is an equal partner of the Swaps market data product, the DIGITEC/360T Swaps Data Feed (SDF). 360T is Deutsche Börse’s global FX unit, a multi-asset trading platform for OTC financial instruments. It offers liquidity from more than 200 liquidity providers and its network is used by over 2100 buy-side client organizations worldwide.

DIGITEC has recently opened its London office with the aim to get closer to its London-based bank clients and prospects as the City offers access to many regional FICC trading hubs.

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