NEW YORK--()--BondDesk Group LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bagley to the company’s leadership team as Senior Managing Director and President of BondDesk Trading. BondDesk is a leading provider of fixed income technology and operator of the largest odd-lot fixed income alternative trading system (ATS) in the United States.
“I’ve been working in the bond markets for more than two decades, and right now may be the most interesting and exciting time to be on the front lines”
Mr. Bagley is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of retail bond sales and trading experience and was most recently Head of Municipal Trading, Underwriting and Institutional Sales at UBS. At BondDesk, he will be responsible for institutional and retail trading platforms, including BondDesk’s market-leading ATS.
Uniquely qualified to assist BondDesk in navigating the rapidly evolving landscape in fixed income market structure and regulation, Mr. Bagley will work with the current team, leveraging his trading background, broad industry knowledge and relationships, to expand and evolve BondDesk’s ATS offering. He will be based in BondDesk’s New York City headquarters.
“I’m excited for someone with John’s depth of experience and record of success to join our executive team,” said BondDesk’s CEO, Kim Bang. “John brings the right mix of skills and experience to help us expand our leadership position. With market structure and regulatory issues pushing an evolution of the fixed income market like never before, we are confident that John is the right person to lead our team and we look forward to his contributions.”
“I’ve been working in the bond markets for more than two decades, and right now may be the most interesting and exciting time to be on the front lines,” commented John Bagley. “The opportunity to work with BondDesk, which has been at the forefront of fixed income innovation throughout its history, is one that I couldn’t be more excited about. I look forward to working with the firm’s strong and experienced leadership team, getting directly involved with clients, and working with all members of the BondDesk community in the years to come.”
BondDesk Group LLC is a leading financial technology company providing innovative, enterprise-wide fixed income solutions to a community of over 2,000 investment firms, including many of the top broker-dealers in North America. BondDesk’s workstation solutions, including its flagship BondWorks™ Wealth Management Platform, enable over 100,000 financial advisors and asset managers to trade bonds with confidence, manage client portfolios and attract new assets. The company’s industry-leading advisor workstation, price transparency, portfolio management and compliance solutions empower wealth managers to better service the needs of the investing public. BondWorks is the first financial services solution to win the highly coveted “Best Application Design” award from the Nielsen Norman Group (NNG), one of the world’s leading design and usability research and consultancy firms.
In addition, the BondDesk Alternative Trading System (ATS), operated by BondDesk Trading LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, provides the BondDesk community with access to an aggregated pool of over 110,000 daily live offerings of odd-lot fixed income securities in a broad range of asset classes. The BondDesk Trading ATS executes over 20,000 transactions per day with high fill ratios and price quality.
BondDesk Trading LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BondDesk Group LLC.
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