New Head of Markets joins MTS

MTS, Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income market, today announced the appointment of Gabriele Frediani as Head of Markets.

In this role, he will be responsible for the growth of both the interdealer and B2C markets and the development of the Repo, Cash and BondVision businesses across Europe.

Gabriele has extensive financial services experience, having worked as Managing Director at interdealer-broker Dawnay Day and, for the past nine years, as consultant of Business Development for Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repos.

Jack Jeffery, CEO at MTS, commented: “The fixed income market is evolving rapidly, and MTS is facilitating this evolution by delivering expertise, product innovation, state of the art technology and best practice in customer service. Gabriele joins us at an exciting time for MTS and will help us execute our business strategy, focusing in particular in growing MTS’ position in the interdealer and B2C markets across Europe”.

Gabriele will report directly to Jack Jeffery and will be based in London.

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About MTS

MTS is Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income trading market, with over 500 unique counterparties and average daily turnover exceeding EUR 85 billion. MTS customers benefit from its relationship with Europe’s leading diversified exchange business, the London Stock Exchange Group, which operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.

MTS markets provide the professional trading environment for the interdealer marketplace, enabling primary dealers from across the globe to access unparalleled liquidity, transparency and coverage.

MTS further facilitates the dealer-to-client bond market through BondVision, the most trusted and efficient electronic bond trading market, delivering exceptional access for institutional investors direct to the market makers.

MTS Data is sourced directly and exclusively from the MTS interdealer market and includes benchmark real-time data, reference data, reference prices, time series data and snap- shot data, providing the benchmark data source on the fixed income market.

MTS Indices provide the first independent, transparent, real-time and tradable Eurozone fixed income indices, based on tradable prices from MTS. MTS indices are tracked by (and can be traded via) more than 28 ETFs in addition to numerous structured products.