FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) is proud to announce that Daemon Bear, Head of Equity Trading at JPMorgan Asset Management, has been elected as Co-Chair of the FPL EMEA Regional Committee.
Within this new position, Mr. Bear will work closely alongside Co-Chair Alasdair Haynes of ITG who has served in this role since July, 2006. Daemon Bear joined JPMorgan Asset Management in 1998 and is currently responsible for the Centralised Dealing Team. Prior to his current position, he spent three years as the Head of Centralised Dealing at Worldinvest Investment Management and worked as a Senior Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Trader at Invesco GT.
Commenting on his recent election Mr. Bear stated, "Throughout my career I have witnessed the significant value that technology adds to the trading process, and the FIX Protocol has proven to be a key enabler to many of these developments. I am delighted to have been elected to this position, and I hope to be able to apply my knowledge and experience to further promote the adoption of electronic trading practices and the FIX Protocol throughout the region." While welcoming Mr. Bear to this position, FPL would also like to take the opportunity to thank his predecessor, Barry Marshall of BidRoute, who held this position for two terms and significantly contributed to the organisation's success during his tenure.
Additionally, Richard Bell of Peresys has been elected as the new FPL Emea Southern Africa Committee Co-Chair. Mr. Bell joined Peresys in 2000 and is currently focused on delivering solutions to the investment management community both in South Africa and Europe. Mr. Bell has been an active participant of the FPL Southern Africa Committee over recent years, significantly contributing to the success of the 2007 and 2008 FPL Southern Africa Electronic Trading Conferences.
Commenting on his appointment, Committee Co-Chair Brett Kotze of the JSE Ltd added, "Richard has proven to be an extremely valuable member of FPL, and I am looking forward to working with him to help drive a stronger understanding of the many benefits offered by the FIX Protocol across the African region. I would also like to thank Richard's predecessor, Sam Phajane of the Bond Exchange of South Africa, for his dedication and commitment within this position."