TP ICAP announces appointment of Amir Zaidi as Global Head of Compliance

Maria Nikolova

Amir Zaidi, who spent nine years at the US CFTC in a variety of roles, will be based in TP ICAP’s New York office.

International interdealer broker TP ICAP has earlier today announced the appointment of Amir Zaidi as Global Head of Compliance.

Before joining TP ICAP, Amir Zaidi spent nine years at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in various of roles, most recently, Director, Division of Market Oversight. In that role, he led a team of 90 staff across four offices to oversee derivatives platforms and swap data repositories and the CFTC’s market intelligence initiatives. He also performed the role of Legal Counsel & Policy Advisor for two Commissioners and Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight. Prior to his career at the CFTC, Amir Zaidi worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and at Arnold & Porter LLP.

He will be based in TP ICAP’s New York office with effect from September 2019.

Nicolas Breteau, Chief Executive of TP ICAP, said: “I am very pleased that Amir will be joining TP ICAP. Amir brings a vast amount of regulatory experience in our sector which will be critical for TP ICAP as we continue to develop our world class compliance function in support of our market leading and diverse range of businesses across wholesale financial markets and the growing data and analytics sector.”

Amir Zaidi said: “I am delighted to be joining TP ICAP. It is clear that regulators are very focused on the role of interdealer brokers in financial markets and their operation of trading venues in support of a wide range of clients. I hope to leverage my experience for TP ICAP and its clients and assist in the evolution of the firm’s compliance function.”

TP ICAP’s Group Head of Compliance will report to Philip Price, Executive Director and Group General Counsel. A total of 73 compliance professionals across 14 offices will report to the Global Head of Compliance.

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