ITG Europe, the technology-based equity trading services group, has appointed David Stevens as Sales Director. ITG Europe, which operates POSIT- the intraday equities crossing system – and offers a range of transaction analysis tools such as TCA, said Stevens took up his new position on 7 March 2005.
Stevens was a Managing Director at JP Morgan, heading up pan-European sales globally. Prior to that he spent six years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as an Executive Director in charge of pan-European sales to UK institutions.
Stevens takes on a newly-created role reporting directly to ITG Europe’s CEO Alasdair Haynes. His remit is to oversee the distribution of the company’s sales trading activities, client site products and research services.
“This appointment comes after six years of strong growth for ITG Europe and just as our acquisition of E-Crossnet has been completed, thus consolidating POSIT’s position as Europe’s leading crossing system,” says Alasdair Haynes. “We are now entering a new phase of our development where we want our capabilities in transaction cost analysis, algorithmic trading and direct market access to gain the same market penetration and stature that POSIT has. I am delighted to have someone of David’s calibre and track record on board to lead this process.”
Stephens, 38, is a chartered accountant and spent the first five years of his career at Ernst & Young. He was educated at Belfast Royal Academy and Edinburgh University.
Stevens says he is attracted by ITG Europe’s growth potential and entrepreneurial ethos. “ITG Europe is superbly positioned to take advantage of the changes occurring in the industry through its focus on Best Execution, its technological leadership and its lack of conflicts of interest,” he says.