International derivatives broker Sucden Financial Limited today announced the appointment of Gavin Parker as Chief Operating Officer, in a move that will see him join the firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr Parker has been with Sucden Financial since early 2007, when he assumed the role of Director of Information Systems.
He boasts rich expertise in the IT sector, with his career in the industry having started in 1981. His previous roles include IT Director at Fortis Bank and an Associate Director at Fuji Bank.
Michael Overlander Chief Executive, Sucden Financial said, “Gavin has helped steer the advancements and development of Sucden Financial’s in-house trading systems. Given the importance of technology in all aspects of our business, his role as Chief Operating Officer will include responsibility for the firm’s IT and Operations functions, unifying the activities of our front office trading systems, together with those of post trading operations.”
Overlander continued, “We believe that over the coming years the development of both areas will play a key part in ensuring that Sucden Financial maintains its strong position in the market place. Consequently by offering clients a comprehensive, electronic and all-encompassing trading package, we will ensure that we remain in a healthy and competitive position.”
Gavin Parker, Chief Operating Officer, Sucden Financial said:
“I am delighted with my appointment and I look forward to building on the well-established global success of the firm. We will be embarking on various transformational programs over the coming months, working closely with our clients to capitalise on an array of exciting opportunities, including ongoing enhancements to our electronic trading and clearing services.”
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