BNY ConvergEx Group Appoints Thomas Carroll As New Chief Technology Officer

16 September 2008

BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC, a leading provider of global agency brokerage and investment technology solutions, announced today the appointment of Thomas Carroll as Executive Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer.

In this role, Mr. Carroll will have global responsibility for the technical infrastructure, software development and business processes of ConvergEx and for directing company resources in support of accelerating new product development and innovation.

Mr. Carroll has over 20 years of financial service information technology experience and has managed diverse, global technology organizations, with production and development teams in New York, London, Hong Kong, and India. Prior to his new appointment with ConvergEx, Mr. Carroll served as a Managing Director and Global Head of eMarkets and Client Connectivity for HSBC Bank USA, where he reported to the CIO of HSBC’s investment banking unit. In this position he was responsible for the design and development of HSBC’s Global Fixed-Income electronic trading platform and Cross-Asset FIX connectivity application. He has also held similar positions with Fidelity Investments, Lehman Brothers in New York, London, and Tokyo, and Salomon Brothers in Tokyo.

Joseph M. Velli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY ConvergEx Group, commented, “The ongoing success of our firm rests squarely on our ability to continue to create sophisticated investment technology solutions that truly add value for our clients. We are extremely pleased to have a person of Tom’s caliber and extensive experience in the development of trading technology take on a leadership role that is essential to maintaining a strong ConvergEx franchise.”

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