BMLL appoints Paul Humphrey as CEO
BMLL Technologies, the data engineering and analytics firm, has appointed Paul Humphrey as chief executive officer (CEO). A senior executive with decades of experience in leading positions across the brokerage, banking, data and exchange world, Paul Humphrey joins BMLL to drive the scale-up of the business.
Humphrey notes: “I am delighted to be joining BMLL at such an exciting time for the business. I am also tremendously proud to lead BMLL’s extremely experienced and capable management team to continue to scale our business and build on our success to date.”
Lee Hodgkinson, chairman of BMLL, comments: “I am very excited that Paul has joined the BMLL management team. I have known and worked with Paul for a number of years; his deep market expertise, insights and leadership are set to accelerate BMLL’s mission to bring deeper data transparency and analytics to capital markets participants, to help them make more informed decisions”.
In 2019 Humphrey established his own consultancy business, advising financial institutions, boards and fintech firms on their corporate and growth strategies. Prior to that he was the global head of fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) for Euronext NV and served as CEO of Euronext London.
Previously, Humphrey was CEO for electronic broking & information at Tullett Prebon and global head of ecommerce for ABN Amro NV. Throughout his career he has held senior business, strategy and sales positions with Van der Moolen, SLK/Goldman Sachs and ICAP.
Johannes Sulzberger, the outgoing CEO, will remain on the BMLL board as a non-executive director.
Humphrey adds: “We would like to thank Johannes Sulzberger for his service as CEO of BMLL and look forward to continuing our work with him in his capacity as BMLL non-executive director.”
In January 2020, BMLL Technologies also closed their latest funding round, having raised $25m from investors including Oceanwood, VC firm IQ Capital and investment fund Angel CoFund.
“To receive the backing of Oceanwood, IQ Capital and Angel CoFund is clear evidence that the demand for quality market metrics and analytics to make sense of market trends and drive performance for market participants has never been more important,” says Humphrey.
The fundraise and the appointment of Humphrey come on the back of the launch of Platometrics, the new market quality metrics tool offering a consolidated overview of European liquidity across lit, dark/grey, bilateral and non-addressable trades.