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Cboe makes key appointments amid region expansion

By Jessica Penny
3 minute read

The market operator has welcomed new additions to its marketing and BIDS teams.

Cboe Australia has announced three appointments to its recently launched BIDS team, as well as its marketing function, as it grows its securities and derivatives markets in Australia and the Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Namely, Sarah Gardiner will join as Cboe BIDS APAC client relationship manager and will be reporting to head of Cboe BIDS APAC, Murrough O’Brien. 

Last month, Cboe launched BIDS Australia, a large-scale trading execution service that allows participants to execute large-sized liquidity efficiently and anonymously, on the back of the success of BIDS Trading in the US, Europe, and Canada. 

Ms Gardiner joins Cboe with more than five years’ experience in equity trading and sales within investment banks, across portfolio trading, direct market access, high touch operating, and delta one sales.

She most recently worked in delta one sales at Credit Suisse and has previously served as an equity sales trader with Deutsche Bank.

Speaking on Ms Gardiner’s appointment, Cboe Australia president Emma Quinn said: “Sarah is passionate about providing and championing positive outcomes for clients and her knowledge and experience will be an asset to our team as we bring BIDS Trading to more clients in the Australian market.”

Moreover, Stephanie Duncan has been appointed to head of marketing and communications for APAC to support Cboe’s expansion in the region.

Within the Sydney-based team, Ms Duncan will be responsible for Cboe Global Markets’ marketing and communications integration across the APAC, focusing on the Australian market.

Ms Duncan joins the market operator with 14 years of marketing experience across a number of  leading global financial institutions, including State Street Global Advisors, Mason Stevens, Citi, and Schroders Australia. During this time, she has developed expertise in a variety of financial services sectors including asset management, banking, and retail.

Joining Ms Duncan and the marketing team is Risa Iwamuro, who has been named marketing specialist for Australia and Japan.

With an emphasis on expansion in Japan, Ms Iwamuro will utilise her digital marketing and public relations experience across Australia and Japan to help further grow the Cboe brand across the APAC, in addition to offering marketing support to regional sales teams.

Speaking on the new additions to the Cboe’s marketing and BIDS functions, Ms Quinn, said: “We are pleased to welcome these three talented individuals to the Cboe Australia team at a time when our business in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region is continuing to go from strength to strength.”

“Steph’s expertise across a range of financial services sectors within global firms in Australia and Risa’s deep knowledge of the Japanese and Asia-Pacific markets will help us to extend our services to a wider range of clients across the region,” she concluded.