Bats Europe Names Head of Regulatory and Legal Affairs

Multilateral trading facility (MTF) Bats Europe, a division of Bats Global Markets, has appointed Adam Eades head of regulatory and legal affairs.

Eades joins Bats Europe with 20 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience in financial markets and exchange trading and clearing, including 14 years at Liffe, where he held numerous leadership positions.

Most recently, Eades was global general counsel at investment management firm Henderson Group, where he led legal, compliance and corporate secretariat functions in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Eades led the European legal division for NYSE Euronext and served as global head of legal affairs for NYSE Liffe, responsible for all legal matters related to derivatives. Prior to the acquisition of Liffe by NYSE Euronext, he was general counsel and company secretary for Liffe and served on its executive committee.

He was appointed chairman of Liffe Trustees Ltd., the corporate trustee of the Liffe pension scheme, and board director of Euronext UK. He also directed market supervision and investigations during his tenure at Liffe.

Eades is based in the Bats Europe headquarters in London, reporting to CEO Mark Hemsley.

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