Reuters has appointed Tradepoint co-founder Stephen Wilson as director, equity alliances for the investment banking and brokerage customer segment.
Wilson will be based in London and report to Harry Temkin, managing director of equities product development for Reuters investment banking and brokerage segment.
Wilson, along with other ex-London Stock Exchange staffers, was a co-founder and director of cross border electronic stock exchange Tradepoint and negotiated proposals which led to Tradepoint becoming the first and only non-US equity exchange to be granted approval to operate in the US.
He subsequently joined virt-x, a joint venture between Tradepoint, the SWX Swiss Exchange and a consortium of global investment banks, which focuses on cross border equity trading in Europe, as a director of business development.
Temkin says Wilson's market know-how and contacts will be an asset to the group as it seeks to strengthen its trade execution and order management capabilities.