Thomson adds Reuters' Thomas and Bloomberg's Wilkins to European team

Thomson adds Reuters' Thomas and Bloomberg's Wilkins to European team

Thomson Financial has appointed Hywel Thomas as chief financial officer, Europe, and Jonathan Wilkins to the newly-created position of market director, Europe.

Thomas has been group financial controller at Reuters for the last two years. Prior to this he was CFO for First Call Corporation, which was jointly owned by Thomson Financial and eight brokerage houses.

He first joined Thomson Financial in 1995 as VP/financial controller based in Boston where he was responsible for planning, M&A investment and financial reporting. In 1999 he was promoted to become CFO for First Call.

He also spent nine years working at Price Waterhouse in London and New York.

In his new role, Thomas reports jointly to David Turner, chief financial officer and Donal Smith, chief operating officer. He is responsible for leading European financial efforts and replaces Ian Belinsky, who was promoted to the position of CFO of Omgeo in July 2003.

Wilkins joins Thomson Financial after 15 years at Bloomberg where he held a range of management positions, including manager of European Fixed Income Tradebook, where he spearheaded sales and development of Bloomberg's move into fixed income agency brokerage.

Before Bloomberg, Wilkins spent a year working at Telerate.

Separately, Thomson Financial has added equities, bond and syndicated loans data to its One Banker-Deals product. The system was launched in April 2003, initially with M&A and project finance data and provides access to industry standard league tables, volume analysis and transaction lists.

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