Traderforce, the leading provider of on-demand trading solutions for the financial community, today announced that Simon Haslam has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer.
This appointment highlights Traderforce's focus on global business development and multi asset class order execution with further Asian client success and upcoming deployment of further resources in the UK and US markets.
Simon has been appointed to run and coordinate cross functionally the day to day activities of Traderforce's offices in London, Singapore, New York and Paris. Simon will ensure that the renowned service levels that make the "Traderforce experience" a good one, are received by clients no matter their location, all over the world.
Simon has a very good background in the field of market data and trading from his past experience at CQG, one of the leading providers of charting and derivatives trading services for front office where he held positions of Executive VP International division since 2004 and VP Head of International Sales since 1998. Simon has gained a reputation as a good communicator, used to working with a multitude of nationalities across many times zones, and will help us in putting in place our strategy of global player with autonomous local operations and tailored made regional services.
Jean-Michel Blanco, Chief Executive Officer, Traderforce, said, "We are delighted to have Simon Haslam on board. He brings tremendous international management experience across all business units. Simon will be in charge of managing the day to day operations internationally. His goal will be to help us reach the high quality standard that is mandatory to play in the top league of key providers of trading and market data services."
Simon Haslam, Chief Operating Officer, added: "Traderforce has demonstrated rapid growth through innovation in all aspects of the business. Combining multi asset trade routing and classic market data vendor services with its ASP and thin client technology provides a compelling value proposition. Working in this industry for a number of years you see how important top quality, enthusiastic staff is to a company success and the importance of providing the training and communication channels to make a company work internationally. Traderforce has staffed wisely and has ambitious international growth plans.