FX HedgePool, a matching engine for mid-market execution of FX swaps, has made several key hires to support growing demand for passively hedged investment strategies.
The senior-level business development appointments include Jim Webb and Judith Wheelan in EMEA, and James Davison in the Americas.
Webb, who was appointed EMEA Distribution Director, brings more than 20 years’ experience and specialist knowledge of FX risk management, execution, and best practices. He joins FX HedgePool from OJJ FX, an independent FX consultancy providing guidance and expertise in FX risk management and operations, which he established in early 2019. Prior to this, Webb was Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development for BNY Mellon’s passive currency overlay business, responsible for the growth and development of the business and oversight of the sales strategy. Webb was also involved in pipeline management and directing product development to provide FX hedging and execution solutions to the asset management and asset owner communities.
Wheelan was appointed Senior Business Development Consultant. She brings over 30 years of financial services experience, having trained initially as a corporate banker with Barclays Bank PLC. She has held various leadership positions in institutional sales and relationship management for several major investment banks including UBS, Barclays, BNP Paribas, and DrKW. She covered major accounts in the UK and Europe across insurance companies, pension funds, family offices, wealth and asset managers. Wheelan is also a Board Director of Realworld Capital and sits on the advisory board of FastFin, a New York City-based fintech specialising in creating software applications for the capital markets.
Davison was appointed North America Distribution Director. He joins FX HedgePool from Citi, where he ran the North America FX bank sales segment. Before his time at Citi, he worked in FX sales at State Street and spent seven years at Barclays, where he worked in BARX FX and Futures sales. Prior to working in sales, James helped pioneer electronic execution in the APAC futures markets and was part of the team at Barclays that introduced the leading BARX suite of products to the Australian market. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at a hedge fund in London and started his career in the interest rate futures pits of the Sydney Futures Exchange.
“The best thing we can do for our clients is to hire the right people,” says Jay Moore, CEO and Founder of FX HedgePool. “We’ve assembled a talented and diverse team of experts with decades of proven experience. But most importantly, they all bring forward-looking, innovative ideas to the table.”