Nicole Shumpert joins EBS BrokerTec to lead the expansion of BrokerTec Direct

01 August 2016

London, New York- 1 August 2016 - EBS BrokerTec, ICAP’s market-leading electronic fixed income and foreign exchange (FX) business, announces today that it has hired senior fixed income professional, Nicole Shumpert from Tradeweb, to bolster its BrokerTec Direct team. BrokerTec Direct is a new service which provides relationship-based, disclosed liquidity to the fixed income market.

The service leverages the EBS Direct model to provide customers with a new mechanism for trading fixed income. Launched in November 2012, EBS Direct offers disclosed trading to foreign exchange market participants through multiple execution methods such as request for quote (RFQ) and direct streaming for FX spot, swaps and options transactions. Having successfully expanded EBS BrokerTec’s addressable market to include a growing number of non-traditional participants, the business is now expanding this service to fixed income customers.

Led by Serge Marston, Global Head of BrokerTec Direct and formerly Head of Fixed Income e-commerce at Deutsche Bank, the new service enables liquidity providers (LPs) to stream tailored prices directly to liquidity consumers (LCs) in a disclosed environment. BrokerTec Direct is in beta testing phase with US Treasury (UST) Actives and will extend to other fixed income products in the near future.

Nicole joins EBS BrokerTec as Head of BrokerTec Direct, Americas on 1 August and will report to Serge Marston. Previously, Director and Head of US Treasuries Market Development at Tradeweb, Nicole has significant institutional, dealer-to-client experience. In her new role, Nicole will be responsible for the expansion of the BrokerTec Direct service and roll out to the US market.

Serge Marston, Global Head of BrokerTec Direct, said: “As the fixed income market continues to evolve due to regulation and structural change, participants will benefit from alternative sources of liquidity and execution models. BrokerTec Direct is a timely and relevant solution which we believe has a strong future and will serve our customers and the market well. We welcome Nicole to the EBS BrokerTec team and look forward to working with our customers to provide them with a new style and venue for fixed income trading.”

Gil Mandelzis, CEO EBS BrokerTec, said: “Consistent with our EBS BrokerTec strategy to expand our addressable market, EBS Direct has been extremely successful in providing our expanded customer base with multiple execution options. It is the proven success of this platform and the strength of our BrokerTec franchise which has attracted such exceptional leadership as Serge and Nicole and we are proud to have them join our team. From the current incubation phase, they will lead the development of the product into a fully-fledged offering suited for all customer types across a broad range of rates products over the next couple of years.”

About EBS BrokerTec

An award-winning ICAP Group division at the heart of the foreign exchange and fixed income global markets, EBS BrokerTec is a market-leading e-trading technology and solutions provider, offering access to multiple execution options and diverse, valuable liquidity. Constantly creating new, ground-breaking solutions, while continuously investing in proven, market-leading platforms and products, the division provides exceptional value to a globally diverse community of professional traders. For more information, go to

About ICAP

ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through its post trade risk mitigation and information services ICAP helps customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to

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