BTON Adds Andrew Bernard as Director, Promotes Caroline Holmes to COO

BTON Financial has announced on Wednesday the addition of Andrew Bernard to its board of directors as a non-executive member. He is an expert in fixed income and electronic trading and is bringing over three decades of experience to the table.

At BTON, he will be responsible for shaping the direction of the company and also to plan its technology and data-driven dealing desk to the wider asset management community.

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Commenting on his appointment, Bernard said that “the timing couldn’t be better – the asset management industry is evolving rapidly as a result of the changes within the investment ecosystem, and with the impact of recent events.”

“BTON Financial allows users to automate workflows, and connect to all liquidity venues through its proprietary Smart Broker Router, which is driven by objective, accurate machine learning, data, and analysis. This is the smart way to manage, understand, and access real liquidity, and to have the best chance to thrive in the new environment.”

Bernard took up his new role from Tradeweb, where he spent 17 years at various leadership roles. Before that, he was with Bank of America as its head of European government bond sales and also the principal of the global leveraged group.

He also spent years with Société Générale, Bankers Trust, and Lehman Brothers at leadership roles.

Promotion to COO

Apart from Bernard’s appointment, BTON also promoted Caroline Holmes as its new chief operating officer. She joined the company last April as the head of business development and quickly become one of the key executives.

She has a strong regulatory background and worked with several banks and other financial institutions.

“We are delighted to be joined by Andrew in an advisory capacity and Caroline in her new role as Chief Operating Officer,” Dan Shepherd, CEO and co-Founder of BTON, said. “They bring with them the expertise and industry knowledge to help us grow our business. Andrew’s pedigree as an industry pioneer, leading electronic trading capabilities is complemented by Caroline’s regulatory expertise and strong customer understanding, both will be invaluable as we scale to meet the pace of industry demand.”

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