SYDNEY – 3 May 2017
The board of Yieldbroker Pty Limited is pleased to announce that Anthony Robson has been appointed to the position of Managing Director and CEO commencing 3rd May 2017.
Mr Robson has extensive experience managing participant firms in both Yieldbroker’s markets and the broader market beyond. Previously he worked at Commonwealth Bank, Barclays, UBS and Westpac where he had a range of responsibilities primarily across Fixed Income Trading and Sales businesses. He has lived and worked in Sydney, London and New York and travelled extensively building client oriented businesses. Of note, Anthony represented UBS as an early shareholder nominee director on the Yieldbroker board in 2002.
Mr Robson remarked “I am thrilled to take over the leadership of Yieldbroker. Having been involved with the company in its infancy and used the platform as a customer for many years, this is an exciting opportunity to continue the company’s innovation at the heart of Australia’s capital markets. I join the company at an exciting time, as OTC markets are automating rapidly. Yieldbroker is ideally placed as participants are seeking solutions that reduce compliance risk and transaction costs whilst also improving liquidity. The Yieldbroker team has built a remarkable business over the last decade and I look forward to the opportunity to lead Yieldbroker to a new level of market adoption.”
Yieldbroker’s Chairman, Richard Korhammer, said “On behalf of the board I am pleased to welcome Anthony to the company. We are confident that his experience, energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset in continuing Yieldbroker’s innovation and growth for the next generation of opportunities for our clients, employees and shareholders.”
The board extends its gratitude to Richard Swift who announced his decision to step down as Managing Director and CEO in December 2016. In his fifteen years with the company, the business has expanded substantially and become a highly regarded and respected service provider in the OTC debt and derivatives markets.
Yieldbroker provides the systems infrastructure, regulatory framework and compliance oversight necessary to facilitate the growth of orderly electronic marketplaces in Australian and New Zealand debt securities and derivatives. Commencing operation in 2001, Yieldbroker’s dealer and client market has become the dominant electronic trading platform in the local debt marketplace. An Interdealer market was added to the platform in 2007. Yieldbroker also operates an auction system that is utilised by AOFM for the issuance of Australian Government Treasury Bonds, Treasury Indexed Bonds and Treasury Notes, by the RBA to conduct long-end liquidity operations and by a number of semi-government borrowers. For more information about Yieldbroker, please visit www.yieldbroker.com
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