Trading Places: Michael Markowitz named president at Horizon Cash Management

Horizon Cash Management announced that Michael Markowitz has been named president, effective April 24, and continues as chief investment officer. Markowitz replaces Pauline Modjeski, who served as president since 2008.

SEC appointed Keith Higgins, a securities lawyer at Boston-based law firm Ropes & Gray, to head SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance.  Higgins has been involved in more than 50 IPOs, and has focused on M&As, compliance and corporate governance. Higgins has also previously head the American Bar Association’s committee on federal securities regulation.

ConceptONE announced that Cary I. Goldstein has joined the firm as managing director and head of business development. Goldstein brings 17 years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of the alternative investment industry, with a particular focus on technology, infrastructure and regulatory reporting.

Liquidnet appointed Julien Fougere as head of trading coverage, EMEA, and he will be responsible for developing Liquidnet’s buy-side institutional member relationships. Liquidnet also appointed Stuart Thomspon as execution trader, who will work with the platform’s clients through its trading desk, focusing especially on Liquidnet’s algo suite.

LSE hired Brian Schwieger as equities head. Schwieger was most recently from Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit, and previously also worked with Morgan Stanley.

OCC announced that Felix B. Davidson (President, TD Ameritrade Clearing), Raymond J. Di Sanza (Senior Vice President of Operational Services for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.) and Craig C. Messinger (Executive Vice President and Head of Trading and Trading Risk at The Bank of New York Mellon) were elected to its Board of Directors.

HKEx appointed Paul Kennedy as CFO, effective immediately. Kennedy has spent more than 30 years in the financial services industry, and was most recently Special Adviser to Charles Li, CEO of HKEx. Prior to joining HKEx, Kennedy worked as COO of the Securities and Futures Commission from 2006 to 2010, and then served as managing director within HSBC Hong Kong’s Global banking division.

Integral Development Corp. announced that Ian Doull has joined the firm as managing director, product marketing. In this newly created role, Doull will apply his significant product expertise to further accelerate the go-to-market strategy and road map of existing and yet-to-be-announced products and services.

ConvergEx appointed Joseph N Cangemi as CEO of the UK-based broker dealer ConvergEx Ltd. Cangemi was formerly head of electronic equity trading and sales, the Trade News reported.

CME Group hired Peter Blogg and Eric Hasham, both former NYX Liffe soft commodity specialists who worked with cocoa, coffee and sugar contracts.

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