The FINANCIAL — NASDAQ OMX Europe (NEURO) on February 22 announced the appointment of Dan Smith as Post Trade Manager.
In his new capacity Mr. Smith will spearhead NEURO's Post Trade strategy, working closely with central counterparty clearinghouses to increase efficiency and reduce costs for trading participants. In addition, Mr. Smith will be the primary contact with General Clearing Firms and lead NEURO's effort to promote interoperability between clearinghouses.
Currently a Managing Director in the Markets Development Team at NEURO, Mr. Smith will continue to be responsible for new initiatives such as the Sponsored Access Program and the extension of NEURO's offering to Central and Eastern European markets.
"This appointment signifies our focus on the post trade arena — specifically, lowering costs and increasing competition through interoperability initiatives," commented Charlotte Crosswell, President of NEURO.
Prior to joining NEURO, Mr. Smith spent three years with Credit Suisse in their equities compliance team and before that, four years in various positions with the London Stock Exchange.