CFH Clearing Appoints Michael Bleys as VP Sales EMEA, Further Strengthening its Sales Team - The Industry Spread

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CFH Clearing Appoints Michael Bleys as VP Sales EMEA, Further Strengthening its Sales Team

August 23, 2018
Michael Bleys, CFH Clearing VP Sales EMEA
Michael Bleys, CFH Clearing VP Sales EMEA

CFH Clearing, the leading FX liquidity provider and Prime of Prime of Solutions has today announced the appointment of Michael Bleys as VP Sales (EMEA), further strengthening its institutional sales team and EMEA division. CFH Clearing is a part of Playtech Financials Division, TradeTech Group and is headquartered at London.

Michael Bleys’s role will be based out of the company’s London office and will overlook the company’s brokerages, regional banks and funds unit. Michael Bleys has an extensive experience of working in the financial industry working in different positions. He joined CFH from Sucden Financial where he spent over five years at the company’s eFX division. He has also a brief stint at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management as Vice President of FX & Derivative division. Prior to this, he has worked at SAXO Bank for five years at both of company’s London and Copenhagen office.

Additionally, the company has also appointed Harry Fry, who was working as CFH Clearing’s client services team for the last two years has been appointed to a newly created business development role. Harry will focus on pre and post sales as well as account management. Prior to joining CFH, Harry Fry was working at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Harry Fry, CFH Clearing
Harry Fry, CFH Clearing

Both, Michael Bleys and Harry Fry will report directly to Paul Jackson, CFH Clearing’s Director of Sales.

Commenting on the new appointment, Paul Jackson said: 

“These new appointments reflect our business growth and our ambitious plans to dominate the market. Being part of Playtech, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has not only fuelled our growth but has also helped us to attract top industry talent into the business. The appointment of Michael Bleys from Sucden Financial is a great example of this. He joins with a wealth of industry experience and contacts as well as exceptional multi-lingual skills which will be a real benefit in terms of attracting and supporting clients across Europe. We are delighted to welcome him to the CFH sales team.It is also a pleasure to welcome Harry Fry to our team. He has proved to be an asset to the firm and his client services experience will be hugely beneficial to his new Business Development role.”

Paul Jackson, CFH Clearing Director of Sales
Paul Jackson, CFH Clearing Director of Sales

Michael Bleys also added: “I am excited to join CFH. It is an established and innovative firm in the institutional prime of prime market which was set up by pioneers in the e-FX trading and technology markets, has developed its own e-FX trading infrastructure and continues to push boundaries. CFH’s expansive trajectory continues as part of Playtech, a FTSE-250 listed company. I am joining at a time when we are able to offer a broad range of products and technology solutions and are well positioned to extend our reach to wider markets.”

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