ION announces the appointment of Robert Cioffi as Global Head of Equities Product Management
By Joy Dumasia
ION, a leading global provider of trading, analytics, business information and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities, and treasury management announced Robert Cioffi’s appointment as Global Head of Equities Product Management. Robert joins ION Markets with over 25 years’ product management experience in Financial Services.
Before joining ION, Robert spent 15 years at UBS Investment Bank, where he recently held the role of Executive Director and Product Manager, Securities eCommerce. During his tenure at the investment bank, Robert led the Cash EQ Product Management team before moving to product management of the award-winning UBS Neo Platform, which grew to 1.8 million users.
A former Vice President at Instinet, an institutional broker and independent equity trading arm, and the electronic trading platform MarketXT Inc, Robert joins ION with a deep understanding of Low Touch, High Touch, and Block Trading workflows.
As an early adopter of technology within the industry and an articulate communicator of technical information, Robert’s leadership and expertise will be essential in developing talent, forging cross-functional partnerships, and promoting cultures of engagement, collaboration, and transparency at ION Markets.
Hishaam Caramanli, ION Group Chief Product Officer, said: “Robert’s in-depth knowledge of the sector will help strengthen ION Markets as it continues to innovate in the increasingly complex equities trading space. Advanced technology is required for businesses to grow, facilitating the unification of business operations, simplification of automation of workflows, and improved efficiencies.”
Robert Cioffi, Global Head of Equities Product Management – ION Markets, Equities, said: “As equities trading faces increased complexity, ION’s award-winning solutions will continue to automate and simplify trading across worldwide markets with its reliable and efficient technologies. I am excited to join the team for its next chapter, working with Fidessa to improve the execution outcomes for clients through ION’s own innovation and expansion.”
IBS Intelligence recently reported that MarketFactory, part of ION Markets, a leading global provider of trading, analytics, and risk management solutions for capital markets, announced a new partnership with Tradefeedr, the leading independent FX data and analytics provider.
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