ITG Makes Key Asia Pacific Appointments

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ITG Makes Key Asia Pacific Appointments - Names New Head of Technology

Investment Technology Group, the technology-based equity trading services group, has made a number of key personnel appointments in Asia Pacific as the company positions itself for expansion in the region and the introduction of new trading technologies in the coming year.


Ajith Ratnarajah has been appointed as Head of Technology, Asia Pacific. He will head a team of 35 and be responsible for software development, production services and product management in the region. Prior to joining ITG, Ajith spent three years as an independent consultant delivering enterprise architecture services to financial institutions and vendors. Before that, he was with Reuters Plc and TIBCO Finance working in the US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong. He holds a bachelor's degree in software engineering from London Kings College and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Ajith reports to Tuval Chomut, Head of ITG's International Technology, and is a member of the ITG Asia Pacific executive committee.

Legal & compliance

Kiri Binning has been appointed Head of Legal and her role will be to ensure ITG meets all its legal requirements as more new products and services are deployed in different jurisdictions across the region. Previously, Kiri spent 10 years in private practice, most recently as an associate at US law firm Jones Day based in Hong Kong and before that she worked at Slaughter & May, also in Hong Kong. Her early legal career was in Australia with Allens Arthur Robinson and Deacons. Kiri holds an LLB law degree from Queensland University of Technology.

Human resources

Anissa Yu has been appointed as Head of Human Resources. She joined ITG from Prudential Corp. where she was head of HR for the company's funds business and responsible for 800 staff in 9 countries. Prior roles include director of HR in Asia for legal firm Johnson Stokes & Master and pan-Asian HR roles at investment banks ABN AMRO and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Both Kiri and Anissa report to Alasdair Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of ITG in Asia Pacific.

Marketing & communications

Clare Rowsell will join ITG in March to establish marketing and communications functions for ITG in Asia Pacific. The objective is to bring the region in line with ITG's US and European marketing strategy and to raise the profile of the company and its personnel.

Clare will report to Belinda Keheyan, ITG's Head of International Marketing

Clare, along with Anissa and Kiri, work out of ITG's Hong Kong office, while Ajith is based in Melbourne. Commenting on the appointments, Alasdair Haynes, Managing Director and CEO of ITG's international operations said: “We are making a significant investment into further strengthening our Asia Pacific operations both in terms of people, technology, products and services. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow in the region and these strategic hires are vital in helping us achieve our aims. I welcome Ajith, Anissa, Kiri and Clare to ITG.”

For more information, please call Belinda Keheyan on + 44 (0) 207 670 4014

About Investment Technology Group

Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:ITG) is a specialised agency brokerage and technology firm that partners with clients globally to provide innovative solutions spanning the entire investment process. A pioneer in electronic trading, ITG has a unique approach that combines pre-trade analysis, order management, trade execution and post-trade evaluation to provide clients with continuous improvements in trading and cost efficiency. The firm is headquartered in New York and has offices in North America and Europe. In the Asia Pacific region, ITG has offices in four offices in Asia Pacific: in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne.

ITGH (ITGHK) is a Participating Organisation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a licensed corporation of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and is authorised under the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance to provide Dealing in Securities and Automated Trading Services (Licence Number AHD810).

ITG Australia Limited [ACN 003 067 409] (ITGA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Technology Group, Inc. ITGA is a Market Participant of the Australian Stock Exchange and is authorised under the Financial Services Regime to provide Financial Services in Australia (AFS Licence Number 219582). This document has been prepared for the general information of investors and not as advice to any particular person. Although every attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the document, liability for any errors or omissions (except any statutory liability which cannot be excluded) is specifically excluded by ITGA and its associates and their officers, employees and agents. ITG Japan Limited, a subsidiary of Investment Technology Group, Inc. is a registered broker with the Japanese Financial Supervisory Agency (FSA).

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