MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed income markets, today announced the appointment* of Christophe Roupie as Head of Europe and Asia for MarketAxess Europe Limited and Trax.
In this role, Mr. Roupie will lead the firm’s growing businesses in Europe and Asia, reporting to Rick McVey, Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess. Mr. Roupie will work closely with Scott Eaton, Chief Operating Officer for MarketAxess Europe and Trax, to drive the company’s global expansion and help secure new business and product development opportunities.
Mr. Roupie was previously at AXA Investment Managers, where he was Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing for over a decade. Prior to joining AXA, he was the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at Natixis Asset Management. Throughout his career, Mr. Roupie has been an advocate for electronic trading as a critical component of best execution practices.
MarketAxess has experienced significant growth in Europe in recent years through its close partnerships with clients as they navigate regulatory changes, as well as broad market structure shifts, resulting in record trading volumes for Eurobond and Emerging Markets in 2016. Additionally, in 2016, Open Trading™ was launched in Asia, with Asian-based clients making meaningful contributions to the global liquidity pool. Through his previous global experience, Mr. Roupie will add further experience and depth to these growing international businesses.
Rick McVey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess, noted, “Christophe is widely regarded as a leader in the investment management trading community, and has developed strong relationships with dealer trading partners. He has led successful initiatives in order management systems, electronic trading, data and straight through processing, which complement our vision for creating the world’s leading credit marketplace. I’m thrilled that Christophe is joining us at such a pivotal time in the growth of our global client footprint.”
Christophe Roupie, Head of Europe and Asia, added, “MarketAxess and Trax are at the forefront of market innovation, bringing exciting technological enhancements and greater efficiency to all market participants across the front- and back-offices. I am delighted at the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic organisation and help drive further advancements in the credit markets.”
*Subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority.