Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking continues to strengthen its Quantitative Electronic Services team with the appointments of Ian Martin and Johnny Bell.
Ian joins the London-based team in both a sales and sales trading capacity focusing on UKbased institutions and hedge funds. Ian comes from BoA Merril Lynch where he was a Director within EMEA Execution Sales.
Johnny will perform a hybrid sales and sales trading role, focusing on UK sell-side clients and some additional continental European markets. He joins from Credit Suisse and was one of the original members of the Credit Suisse AES (Advanced Execution Services) team.
Both Ian and Johnny will be based in London and will report to Mark Goodman, Head of Quantitative Electronic Services, Europe.
These appointments come at the end of a year of rapid expansion both in terms of product and appointments in electronic trading. With access to one of the largest liquidity pools in Global Equities (including #1 market share on Euronext), the bank's Global Equity Flow
division offers global coverage across 65 markets, comprehensive liquidity solutions, advanced algorithms and an integrated execution product, encompassing equities, ETFs & derivatives.
Ian Martin joined Merrill Lynch in June 2008, as a Director within EMEA Execution Sales. His primarily focus was promoting and expanding the bank's electronic franchise to UK Long only and hedge fund related accounts. Prior to that Ian worked at UBS for nine years, initially as a sales trader covering Asian equities, then moving into Prime Brokerage and finally for the last two years within the Direct Execution Team as an account manager. Ian brings a broad understanding of the electronic market, together with strong client relationships.
Johnny brings with him over 24 years of experience in equities market-making, electronic trading and sales trading having been actively responsible for top tier clients across Global Equity markets. He has consistently been ranked as a leader in Electronic Sales-Trading and is recognised