They come as the market responds to Capitolis’ unique collaborative model, and will help support the growth of the business across the buy and sell-side.
Capitolis launched last year with the aim of building new products and services to address capital market constraints, initially in equities and foreign exchange. The firm announced its ground-breaking FX novation service – called Capitolis Novations – which offers the buy and sell-side a service to reduce their notional exposure in FX through automating the novation of contracts. The firm is also live with further products which are due to be announced in 2019.
Paul Perdoni will focus on EMEA Strategic Accounts. Paul joined Capitolis in December and he previously managed the major & strategic account sales team for CME Group’s (formerly NEX-owned) Traiana business for eight years. Prior to this he was a major account manager at Thomson Reuters.
Sam Grant has joined focusing on EMEA buy side sales, also in December. Sam was previously at Refinitiv-owned FXall for six years.
Ralitza Fortunova will join Capitolis in February 2019. She will take on the role of managing US Strategic Accounts, joining Capitolis from five years at BNP Paribas where she held roles in FX sales, most recently as managing director for FX Flow Sales. Prior to this Ralitza worked in FX e-sales for four years at Nomura International.
Gil Mandelzis, CEO of Capitolis said: “Capitolis is experiencing exceptional growth and these appointments are essential to support the increased demand for our products and services in FX and Equities. We are pleased that professionals of the calibre of Paul, Sam and Ralitza have joined the team and look forward to working with them.”