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Newedge Prime Brokerage Origination & Structuring hires five managers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update –Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset brokerage and clearing, today announces the joining of several new additions to its Prime Brokerage Origination & Structuring team in New York and Hong Kong. Below please find background information on each new hire and the details of their new role.

Alastair Sclater -Regional Head of Origination & Structuring APAC, Newedge
Sclater joins Newedge Prime Brokerage as Regional Head of Origination & Structuring APAC. Based in Hong Kong, Sclater will be responsible for growing Newedge’s equity & synthetic prime brokerage mandates in the region. Sclater will report to Vincent Tournant, Global Head of Origination & Structuring based in London.

Sclater joins from Mizuho Securities where he was head of the Synthetic Prime Brokerage business in Singapore, responsible for Global Sales and Client Servicing. Prior to this role, Sclater spent six years at UBS AG where he held a number of senior sales positions in their Asian Prime Brokerage business, including head of UBS's Singapore Prime Brokerage unit. Sclater began his career at Merrill Lynch in London on the Equity Finance side before being relocated to Tokyo in late 2000 to help spearhead the development of Merrill Lynch's APAC equity finance and prime brokerage product.

Miriam Zaitoun - Associate Director, Newedge
Zaitoun joins the Newedge Origination & Structuring team as an Associate Director. Based in New York, Zaitoun will concentrate on multi-asset, multi-instrument prime brokerage mandates in North America and will also help develop Newedge Prime Brokerage's synthetic product offer. Zaitoun will report to Jonathan Gane, Senior Director, Head of Origination & Structuring Americas in New York.

Zaitoun joins Newedge from Deutsche Bank where she spent seven years in various functions, most recently Vice President and Synthetic Equity Client Service Manager for Global Prime Finance. Zaitoun was instrumental in the build out of Deutsche Bank’s synthetic prime brokerage platform.

Jasper Chua - Associate Director, Newedge
Chua joins the Newedge Origination & Structuring team as an Associate Director. Based in New York, Chua will initially focus on developing the FX prime brokerage component as part of Newedge’s overall multi asset class, multi instrument prime brokerage offering. Chua will report to Jonathan Gane, Senior Director, Head of Origination & Structuring Americas in New York and Andy Waterworth, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategies in London.

Chua joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he spent six years in various roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Head of FX PB Structuring and Integrations where he played a key role in laying the foundation for BAML's FX Prime Brokerage business. Prior to BAML, Jasper spent four years at Citibank.

Michael Dolan - Head of EdgeConnect, Newedge
Dolan joins Newedge as Head of EdgeConnect based in New York. Dolan’s focus will be on building out Newedge Prime Brokerage's Independent Research Platform (IRP), involving partnerships with unique research providers in various sectors such as retail, technology, healthcare, etc. and the distribution of their products via a highly specialized sales team. Dolan will report to Jonathan Gane, Senior Director, Head of Origination & Structuring Americas in New York, and Brian Walls, Global Head of Investor Research in Chicago.

Dolan joins Newedge from Instinet where he was Managing Director & Co-President, Head of Research and Commission Management Services, spending ten years building the firms independent research platform, Instinet Access. Dolan is credited with creating one of the premier platforms and distribution models in the independent research space. Prior to Instinet, Dolan spent time at Sanford Bernstein, Goldman Sachs, Bankers Trust & Neuberger Berman in various sales functions.

John Pitt - Head of Commission Management Services, Newedge
Pitt joins the Newedge EdgeConnect team as Head of Commission Management Services. Based in New York, Pitt will focus on the build out of the EdgeConnect Commission Management Services (CMS) platform and the integration with the wider Prime Brokerage and Newedge infrastructure for the highly controlled and efficient payment of CSA related invoices. Pitt will report to Michael Dolan in New York.

Pitt joins Newedge from Instinet, where he was a Managing Director, Research Director and Operations Head for Instinet Access, Instinet's innovative independent research platform. Pitt co-founded and co-managed the platform and had executive responsibility for providing selection, due diligence, research management, commission payment oversight and Commission Management Services affiliate marketing.

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