CQG appoints Andy Jennings to run EMEA

CQG appoints Andy Jennings to run EMEA

CQG has appointed Andy Jennings to head of EMEA to spur growth in the region as the fintech evolves into a specialist software firm.

Jennings has been promoted to head of EMEA six months after joining CQG in London as a solution sales architect.

He joined from INTL FCStone in January, tasked with expanding CQG solutions beyond “out-of-the-box” software to full service solutions catering to a range of players in the derivatives space.

His new role expands to solutions strategy, being responsible for overall growth of business in EMEA and being a mentor to employees in the region.

“I’m particularly excited about joining CQG at this critical juncture, as we design and build software solutions that fulfil specific roles in the derivatives space - not only related to listed and over-the-counter matching engines, but any trading model where people need to address a specific problem,” Jennings told FOW.

“We look to assist our clients in adapting to the new market/regulatory conditions and strive to help them grow.”

Jennings takes on the role at a time when the UK’s exit from the region will bring both challenges and opportunities to participants.

His experience and reputation is set to put CQG in a stronger position to help them navigate the change.

“The next six to 12 months are going to be crucial but exciting. The projects we have in development and on the drawing board today promise to make the next two quarters extremely interesting.

“I’m thrilled to spearhead these efforts along with the rest of the team,” Jennings added.

Earlier this year CQG inked several partnership deals to provide trading, market data, analysis, and risk management tech to exchanges in the US.

These include new futures venue The Small Exchange, the San Juan Mercantile Exchange, run by former Nasdaq Futures chief Rick Beaman, and OTC physical commodity exchange PanXchange.

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