Today's City Moves cover cryptocurrency broking,
Sequant Capital, the Financial Conduct Authority-regulated cryptocurrency broker, has hired Erik Wilgenhof Plante as its new chief compliance officer. Erik brings over 22 years’ experience in financial services, risk and compliance to the Sequant Capital team, and his appointment strengthens the company’s goal of improving regulatory compliance in the cryptocurrency sector. Erik has previously held senior roles in the banking sector, including DZ Privatbank, Commerzbank and ABN Amro, and he brings extensive experience in finance and regulation to the team. Erik’s work in developing the UAE cryptocurrency framework has led to significant interest from global crypto asset players and will be a much-needed asset as the crypto sector becomes increasingly regulated within the EU.
Vitesse Media, the Alternative Investment Market-quoted digital media and events business, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Brown as group finance director with effect from 29 May. David originally qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG before joining Greene King in 1998. At Greene King he held a number of senior executive roles focusing on finance and acquisitions including interim group finance director between February and October 2014 and then subsequently corporate finance director. Most recently he was chief financial officer of Market Tech Holdings Limited from March 2016 until its acquisition by LabTech investments Limited a deal which resulted in the company de-listing in July 2017.
JP Morgan Asset Management
JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has expanded its UK funds sales team with five new appointments. The raft of new hires, across all levels of the UK sales team, bulks up an already strong bench of talent. James Burdis has been appointed a client adviser in the strategic relationships group and will report into Tim Mitchell, UK head of strategic relationships at JPMAM. He started his career at JPMAM in 2007, in London, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2008. James Burdis has been based in Singapore for the past two years and has recently relocated to London, where he will be based. James Wring has been appointed regional sales manager for south-west England and will report into Dale Erdei, head of UK intermediary sales at JPMAM. He will be based in Bristol. James Wring will be responsible for developing and advancing relationships with independent financial advisers based throughout the south west. He joins from Jupiter Asset Management. Prior to this he was at Axa for over 20 years
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