ON THE MOVE: Citi Hires Artie Ambrose; Natalie A. Brown in Mesirow

Artie Ambroise

Artie Ambroise was appointed head of treasury operations and business solutions (TTS) at Citi, effective August 1. Ambrose brings to this position a strong background in organizational transformation and risk management. He joins Citi from Goldman Sachs, where he was global head of treasury services operations, responsible for helping grow the company’s digital corporate and consumer banking businesses. At Citi, Ambrose will be responsible for driving and executing a TTS operations strategy focused on reducing processing risk, scalability, improving TTS products and services through greater automation. and improving the customer experience with Citi. He will report directly to Nicola Kane, Head of ICG Operations, and the matrix of Shahmir Khaliq, Global Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions.

Natalie A. Brown

Mesirow, an independent, employee-owned financial services company, has appointed Natalie A. Brown as CEO. Brown becomes Mesirow’s sixth CEO in its 85-year history and the first woman to hold the position. Brown joined Mesirow in 2018, most recently as company president. Previously, she was Financial Director and Administrative Director. As part of this succession plan, Richard S. Price moves from the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to the position of Executive Chairman.

Altaz Dagha

Altaz Dagha recently joined BrokerTec from CME Group as Senior Manager, BrokerTec Products, based in Singapore. He is responsible for client relationship management, sales and integration of US Treasuries and BrokerTec’s hybrid platform into off-trail US Treasury instruments. Previously, Dagha held various front office positions related to fixed income and foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, Westpac Institutional Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC Investment Bank.

Horizon Software, a leading provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, has announced the appointment of Olivier Masdebrieu as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Masdebrieu, who joins from Itiviti, will be responsible for continuing to develop Horizon’s technology platform and leading global teams to deliver a new generation of mission-critical solutions.

André Formica will retire as Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Asset Management and as a director of the Company on October 1, 2022. He will be replaced by Matthew Beesley, the Group’s Chief Investment Officer, who will assume the role of CEO with effect from this time, subject to customary regulatory approvals. He will be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors and promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Beesley will retain his global CIO responsibilities during the transition.

BondLink has made key investments in its industry-leading team by hiring: Ted Damutz as Regional Director of Issuer Solutions; Robert Smith as Regional Director of Issuer Solutions; Emina Masic as Regional Director; and Alexander Palazzolo as Regional Director of Issuer Solutions, largely servicing Texas-based entities. Damutz previously spent three years as treasury manager for the city of Raleigh. Smith has more than 40 years of municipal experience, having spent seven years as senior vice president of relationship management at Moody’s. Prior to joining BondLink, Masic worked as a public finance investment banker at Truist Securities, Huntington and Siebert Williams Shank. Palazzolo previously served as a vice president at Stifel Financial Corp.

KeyBanc Capital Markets, the Cleveland-based corporate and investment banking arm of KeyCorp, has added two industry veterans to its Fixed Income Sales & Strategy team: Richard Cros as director and Brian Delany as vice president. They report to Rick Turnage, Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Fixed Income Sales. Crose has over a decade of experience working with deposit taking institutions and middle market insurance companies, most recently at Duncan-Williams selling institutional fixed income. Delany has over 30 years of fixed income and trading experience. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Fixed Income Sales at Moreton Capital Markets.

Alicia CringtonCEO of Goldman Sachs and Faris Matalka, Managing Director of Charles Schwab, have joined the OCC Board of Directors. Crighton is the Global Head of Core Clearing Services, Futures Clearing and Cleared Swaps at Goldman Sachs. Matalka has over 20 years of experience in trading operations and risk management; he is currently responsible for trading operations and margin services at Charles Schwab, overseeing the management of equities, stock options and futures orders, as well as relations with market makers and US exchanges.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Tracy S. Combs as Director of the Salt Lake Regional Office. Combs joined the SEC in November 2015 as an attorney and member of the Cyber ​​Unit in the San Francisco Regional Office’s Division of Enforcement, where she worked on numerous insider trading, cybersecurity and other high profile cases. publicized. Tanya Beard, who served as acting director since January 2022, remains deputy regional director of enforcement. Separately, Kurt L. Gottschall, director of the Denver regional office since 2018, is leaving the agency after more than 22 years of service. Jason J. Burt and Thomas M. Piccone will become the office’s acting co-regional directors when Mr. Gottschall leaves in early July.


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