MarketAxess Taps AXA IM’s Roupie to Run European and Asian Operations

Former AXA IM global head of trading and securities financing to lead fixed-income technology vendor in Europe and Asia.

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MarketAxess has made focused growth efforts in the Asian markets, including the launch of Open Trading in the region last year.

Electronic trading platform provider MarketAxess has appointed Christophe Roupie as head of Europe and Asia for MarketAxess and Trax, the vendor’s regulatory reporting, post-trade matching and market data subsidiary.

Working alongside MarketAxess chief operating officer for Europe and Asia, Scott Eaton, Roupie will be responsible for leading the vendor’s expansion in these regions, securing new business and product development.

Prior to MarketAxess, Roupie was global head of trading and securities financing at AXA Investment Managers for over a decade and was previously global head of fixed-income trading at Natixis Asset Management.

“Christophe is widely regarded as a leader in the investment management trading community, and has developed strong relationships with dealer trading partners,” said Rick McVey, chairman and chief executive officer of MarketAxess, in a statement. “He has led successful initiatives in order management systems, electronic trading, data and straight-through processing, which complement our vision for creating the world’s leading credit marketplace. 

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