BNY Mellon has secured the services of FX industry veteran James Taylor as its newest Head of FX Electronic Markets Sales, FortuneZ has learned.
Mr. Taylor has been a mainstay in the industry for more than 20 years, working at multiple single-dealer platforms, including Barclays’ BARX and Deutsche Bank’s Autobahn, based entirely in London.
He joins BNY Mellon Markets from JP Morgan, ending an eight-year tenure, where he most recently served as Head of Fixed Income Market Structure. Mr. Taylor also held a variety of interest rate and FX roles at the Wall Street bank.
BNY Mellon Markets said that his leadership and skills will be key to enhancing its FX offering to global clients.
In his new role, James will be also based in London and will reported to Oliver Martines, Global Head of FX Sales at BNY Mellon. He steps into his position with immediate effect.
Commenting on the appointment, BNY Mellon said in a statement: “The appointment of James Taylor as Head of FX Electronic Markets Sales is an important hire as BNY Mellon’s Markets business builds out its FX platform to better meet the ongoing needs of its global clients. His appointment is the latest step in Markets’ FX transformation following the hire of Jeff Leal as Global Head of Electronic Markets for FX earlier this year.”