Ana Concejero, previously head of the Eurex and Deutsche Brse AG representative office in the City of London, where she spearheaded the introduction of the Exchange’s trading systems, Eurex and Xetra, has been appointed Head of Marketing at Mako Financial Markets (“MFM”), part of the Mako Group.
Mako is a European market maker in exchange traded options. MFM is the public gateway to this liquidity. Additionally it offers clients risk assessment and management services. Concejero will be responsible for marketing MFM’s products to corporate, insurance, pension fund and other professional clients.
Commenting on her appointment to MFM, David Segel, CEO at Mako Group, said, “We are delighted that Ana has joined us. She brings a wealth of experience in financial services including derivatives, especially in complex exchange based transactions, as well as a sound track record developing access to new markets and clients. She is ideally placed to spearhead our promotion of bespoke structured products and risk management products, particularly bond and equity options, to clients such as major insurance companies. We have had particular success in mainland Europe and look forward to offering our experience and expertise to further European and US institutional investors.”
Concejero herself added: “Mako is an innovative, exciting and fast-growing company, operating leading-edge trading and market making quantitative methodologies. Its market leadership is built on the basis of fair prices. This strong position gives Mako access to a considerable pool of liquidity, which enables MFM to offer its growing client base best execution – also for large and/or complex options strategies – as well as structured and risk products. I look forward to working with the experienced and successful Mako team in developing long-term relationships with clients for whom competent asset allocation and risk management should be an integral part of an improved financial performance.”
Andrew Guy, Director at MFM, said: “The Mako concept is unique in that it can act as counter party to the very largest options deals, yet do so with complete anonymity for the client and without distorting the market. We can package the most complex deals and guarantee to clients that we will stand by the price quoted. Given the current environment in equity markets and the generally tough trading conditions, institutions utilising our products and approach are better able to withstand adverse volatility in the markets and can better manage their risk profiles – strengthening the performance of their underlying assets. Part of Ana’s role will be to raise awareness about derivatives, making institutional clients more familiar with the use of options as a financial vehicle that can deliver a better understanding and control of risk with a clearly improved financial performance.”