Continuing a year-long hiring spree, FX liquidity and Prime of Prime solutions provider CFH Clearing has announced that it has bolstered its institutional sales team with the appointment of Michael Bleys as VP Sales (EMEA).
Michael Bleys joins CFH from Sucden Financial, where he spent over five years in the firm’s e-FX division. His career also includes five years at Saxo Bank in both London and Copenhagen where he was a Sales Trading Manager, and a year at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management as VP, FX Derivatives.
Michael will be based in London, with a remit covering brokerages, regional banks and funds.
As the firm continues to invest in its EMEA sales team, Harry Fry, who has worked in CFH Clearing’s client services team for the last two years, has been appointed to a newly created business development role. Harry, who prior to joining CFH was employed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, will focus on pre and post sales as well as account management. Both Michael Bleys and Harry Fry will report directly in to Paul Jackson, CFH Clearing’s Director of Sales.
Other recent hire made by CFH Clearing was Andy Biggs, hired from IS Prime as Head of Liquidity.
According to CFH Clearing Director of Sales Paul Jackson,
These new appointments reflect our business growth and our ambitious plans to dominate the market. Being part of Playtech, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has not only fuelled our growth but has also helped us to attract top industry talent into the business. The appointment of Michael Bleys from Sucden Financial is a great example of this. He joins with a wealth of industry experience and contacts as well as exceptional multi-lingual skills which will be a real benefit in terms of attracting and supporting clients across Europe. We are delighted to welcome him to the CFH sales team. It is also a pleasure to welcome Harry Fry to our team. He has proved to be an asset to the firm and his client services experience will be hugely beneficial to his new Business Development role.
Michael Bleys added,
I am excited to join CFH. It is an established and innovative firm in the institutional prime of prime market which was set up by pioneers in the e-FX trading and technology markets, has developed its own e-FX trading infrastructure and continues to push boundaries. CFH’s expansive trajectory continues as part of Playtech, a FTSE-250 listed company. I am joining at a time when we are able to offer a broad range of products and technology solutions and are well positioned to extend our reach to wider markets.
CFH Clearing is part of Playtech’s Financials Division, TradeTech Group. The firm helps institutional clients with their complete liquidity and technology requirements, with access to a choice of platforms and a range of technology including risk management and reporting tools. CFH Clearing reports having over 600 institutional clients in more than 80 countries and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).