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Chi-X Australia Appoints New Head Of Market Operations As Trading Turnover Tops A$20 billion In October

John Fildes CEO Chi-X Australia -

John Fildes CEO Chi-X Australia -

Chi-X Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of market operator Chi-X Global Holdings LLC, has appointed Peter Warton as Head of Market Operations. Peter joins from Tibra, where he served as Global Head of IT Operations. Throughout Peter’s 25 year career working with financial markets and platforms, he has gained extensive experience in software development, market connectivity, client services management and market operations.

His appointment comes as Chi-X Australia entered into its fourth year of operations with a record month in October, a few highlights include:

Market Share
Total Market
A$20.34 billion
Continuous Trading
A$10.57 billion
Hidden Liquidity
A$2.93 billion

Chi-X’s existing Head of Market Operations, Jamie Crank, has moved to a new role as Head of Product where he is responsible for developing trading solutions. In addition, Chris Lampropoulos, who previously worked for Chi-X Canada, has joined Chi-X Australia and is responsible for the development of the market data business.

Mike Aikins, Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Chi-X Australia, commented, “We are excited to welcome Peter back to the Chi-X team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of our market operations having previously worked with Chi-X as a consultant in 2011 at the time of our launch.?

“We look forward to leveraging Peter’s knowledge and experience to strengthen our operational customer relationships and position Chi-X for continued further growth – growth that was evidenced by record turnover figures last month where we exceeded $20 billion in total market turnover, and saw a strong pickup in trades being transacted on our integrated Mid-Point order facility,? Mike Aikins noted.

Commenting on his appointment Peter Warton said, “Over the last four years I have been attentively watching the Chi-X growth story, I’m pleased to be back working with the Chi-X team as we look to build a better Australian trading community, working together with our Participants.?

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