Eventus hires ex-TT Robbie McDonnell as Sales Director, AU/NZ

Rick Steves

Eventus’ flagship product for multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk is the Validus platform as it operates across equities, options, futures, foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, and digital asset markets.

Eventus has appointed Robbie McDonnell as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand, reporting to Scott Leader, Managing Director, APAC.

Based in Sydney, Robbie McDonnell is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in financial markets technology, serving in a variety of senior roles, including in global sales and regional expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

The new sales director held numerous leadership roles over the course of 20 years at Trading Technologies, including from 2016 to 2018 as EVP/Managing Director of Sales for APAC, operating out of Sydney. He was also EVP/ Global Head of Sales in Chicago, led operations in Europe and the Middle East from London, and drove expansion across APAC.

Robbie McDonnell joins Eventus after running a consultancy business specializing in risk management and anti-money laundering (AML) systems. He also was CEO of Confideregroup, a leading business mentoring and executive coaching business in Sydney.

The provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions will now make use of his extensive network and know how to spread its business across Australia and New Zealand.

Eventus is a US-based market surveillance specialist that has been rapidly growing its presence and client base in the APAC region, with experienced staff members now on the ground in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Republic of Korea, in addition to Australia.

It was in May of last year that Eventus first got a taste of Australia by signing Morrison Securities to its roster of clients.

Eventus growing by leaps and bounds

Scott Leader, Managing Director, APAC at Eventus, commented: “We’re delighted Robbie has joined Eventus to grow out our business in the Australia and New Zealand markets. He brings extensive capital markets sales and global technology experience and a strong track record of building relationships with sell-side and buy-side clients, as well as exchanges, over the course of his career.”

Robbie McDonnell, Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand at Eventus, said: “Eventus has been growing by leaps and bounds, with industry-leading technology for trade surveillance and management of market risk. The firm is helping financial institutions navigate an ever-changing and complex marketplace with an easy-to-use platform they can easily customize to their unique needs. I’m just delighted to be part of the next stage of the journey.”

Eventus’ flagship product for multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk is the Validus platform as it operates across equities, options, futures, foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, and digital asset markets.

Validus addresses the needs of tier-1 banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), proprietary trading groups, market centers, buy-side institutions, energy and commodity trading firms, and regulators.

Read this next

Industry News

Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul, Soulja Boy, Kendra Lust, Ne-Yo, Akon charged by SEC in crypto fraud case

“Sun paid celebrities with millions of social media followers to tout the unregistered offerings, while specifically directing that they not disclose their compensation. This is the very conduct that the federal securities laws were designed to protect against regardless of the labels Sun and others used.”

Institutional FX

State Street to acquire CF Global Trading to enhance global outsourced trading service

“Our team has worked with our clients for 20+ years to develop a global, multi asset class execution platform with a focus on accessing liquidity, improving workflows and reducing costs.”

Digital Assets

BitGo taps Coincover to allow clients to store backup keys for wallet recovery

“There is no such thing as too secure. That’s why we have elevated our relationship with Coincover, to integrate the option of storing backup keys with Coincover for all BitGo’s coin offerings.”


Coinbase integrate with Brazil’s Pix payment network

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has integrated the Brazilian government’s payment system Pix and started allowing users to top up and withdraw money from their accounts using Brazilian Real.

Retail FX

eToro integrates with TradingView charts

Israeli broker eToro has upgraded its social trading platform to integrate professional charting and trading platform TradingView.

Digital Assets

Eurex rolls out first Bitcoin index futures in Europe

Deutsche Börse’s derivatives-focused exchange, Eurex is looking to bring another level of diversification to cryptocurrency traders with the launch of Bitcoin index futures.

Digital Assets

Apex Group taps Crypto Finance for digital-asset infrastructure

Swiss fintech Crypto Finance, the crypto arm of German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse, has partnered with US-based financial services provider Apex Group to offer institutional-grade crypto products.

Digital Assets

OneCoin legal officer faces decades in jail for laundering proceeds

Irina Dilkinska, former head of legal and compliance of cryptocurrency scam OneCoin, is facing up to 40 years in prison for her participation in the massive fraud scheme.

Institutional FX

Alpha Group reports solid financials for 2022

Foreign exchange service provider Alpha Group International plc (AIM: ALPH) announced its results for the financial year ending December 31, 2022, which showed solid performance in terms of revenue and earnings growth.