Liquidnet: Healey is the second person recruited by the trading platform operator from Tabb Group in roughly two years
Liquidnet has named Rebecca Healey as its London-based head of market structure and strategy – a role that will see her report to Mark Pumfrey, head of Liquidnet Europe, and advise Liquidnet’s platform members and the company itself on developments in the European equities and fixed income markets.
Pumfrey said in a July 6 statement on the hire that Healey’s “deep understanding” of both the European regulatory environment and the effect policy changes would have on market structure made for a “very powerful combination”.
“Her skillset and knowledge will further strengthen our efforts to help our members navigate the complexities of UK and European market structure at this pivotal time in the industry – especially important given the UK’s potential exit from the EU,” he added.
Healey was most recently the principal European capital markets consultant and analyst at Tabb Group and in 2015 also founded an independent research consultancy called Incisus Partners. She has also worked at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust during an 18-year career.
Her move from Tabb Group to Liquidnet mirrors the platform operator’s April 2014 hire of Adam Sussman as its head of market structure and liquidity partnerships in New York. Sussman had been a partner and director of research at Tabb.
Healey’s arrival at Tabb Group comes as the trading community readies itself for Mifid II, the package of EU regulations set to come into force in 2018.
Healey said in the statement: “Having written research on the key impacts of European regulation over the last five years, I am delighted to join Liquidnet in helping to shape future market infrastructure. Mifid II is such a broad topic that at times it appears you are only scratching the surface.”
She said her new role would allow her to specialise, to understand the challenges facing the platform’s members and to help resolve those issues.
Healey will take on some of the responsibilities of Per Lovén, Liquidnet’s head of international corporate strategy since July 2010, who left in March.