Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA) today announced the appointment of Paul Dex as Business Development Manager EMEA for its derivatives business. He will be based in Fidessa's London office.
With a career spanning a number of sales, marketing and product development roles, Dex brings to Fidessa a wealth of experience in the derivatives markets. He spent ten years at LIFFE, where he ran the exchange's global tailor-made education program before moving on to the CONNECT project and subsequently running LIFFE's European sales operation. He went on to head the front-office execution business for SEB Futures globally before joining RBS Futures as a Sales Director. Most recently he worked as an MD in financial product development at BNY Mellon, having initially joined to head up the business development and client relationship management side of their derivatives clearing business.
Commenting on the appointment, Justin Llewellyn-Jones, Global Head of Derivatives at Fidessa, said: "With a growing number of customers recognising the value we bring in simplifying their workflows, Fidessa is dedicated to providing them with the advanced execution capabilities they need to operate in today's highly complex derivatives markets. We're really pleased to have Paul on board and this strategic hire is further demonstration of our commitment to investing in the highest levels of expertise across our derivatives business."
Dex added: "I have always admired Fidessa for its innovative technology, the strength of its front- and middle-office workflow platforms and its talented people. I look forward to bringing the skills and experience I have acquired over the past twenty years to help support our continuing success in the global F&O space."
Fidessa's futures & options trading platform is typically delivered as a fully-hosted and managed service, using the firm's proven global technology infrastructure and resilient datacentre facilities. Scaling from a single regional implementation with global reach, to a global deployment across multiple regions, the service includes connectivity to all the major trading venues, buy-sides and other brokers, as well as comprehensive market data and a trans-continental, 24-hour helpdesk.