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TABB Group Names Will Rhode as Director of Fixed Income
NEW YORK and LONDON, March 27, 2012 –TABB Group announced today that Will Rhode has been promoted to director of fixed income, responsible for leading the firm’s fixed income practice that examines trading, operational and technology issues impacting swaps, corporate bonds, sovereign debt, and other credit and rate derivatives in North America, Europe and Asia.
“Will has quickly gained an excellent reputation as a talented, insightful and highly regarded industry analyst,” says Larry Tabb, founder and CEO at TABB Group, the capital markets research and strategic advisory firm in New York and London.
“This is an extremely wonderful opportunity to take TABB’s fixed income practice forward and help clients navigate their way through the rather complex and still unfolding process of regulatory reform into new trading environments in the US and Europe,” says Rhode, who is relocating to New York. "Regionalization will be a major theme going forward, so a strong understanding of local idiosyncrasies will be essential to the practice's international success."
Launched in June 2011, TABB’s fixed income research is currently being used by legislators, regulators and market participant worldwide to make strategic and policy decisions surrounding fixed income trading and OTC derivatives reform. The service includes deep dives on swap execution venues, central clearing, prime brokerage, fixed income technology, derivatives market data and compliance.
Rhode’s research and commentary at TABB have covered corporate bonds; credit and rates; equity options; centrally-cleared CFDs; holistic latency monitoring; alternative emerging market; derivatives; exchange-traded derivatives; MiFID II; post-MIFID market surveillance; hedge funds; organized trading facilities; financial transaction tax; OTC regulatory reform in Europe; MiFIR; fixed income dealers and Greece; consolidated tape in Europe; Russian e-trading; and Asia.
Rhode joined TABB in March 2010, bringing 14 years’ experience as a financial journalist specializing in the risk management and derivatives industry, as editor, Americas for Risk magazine in New York and editor of AsiaRisk magazine in Hong Kong. In demand as a speaker, he has presented at conferences across Europe, in Russia and the US. A novelist with three thrillers published and translated into five languages by major international publishing houses, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
About TABB Group
TABB Group is the financial industry’s only strategic advisory and research firm focused solely on capital markets, based on the proven interview-based research methodology of “first-person knowledge” developed by founder Larry Tabb. For more information, visit www.tabbgroup.com. In 2010, TABB launched TabbFORUM, the online global capital markets community featuring peer-to-peer opinions and analyses on covering current industry issues, tracked daily by over 11,000 industry professionals.