ConvergEx's RealTick® Appoints Senior Managers, Expands Global Customer-Facing Staff

New York - 3 August 2011

New Hires Position RealTick to Accelerate Global Growth.

ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, today announced that RealTick, its award-winning global execution platform, has appointed two senior business development heads, Daniel Rooney and Ian Mawdsley.

Mr. Rooney has been named president of RealTick and head of Global Business Development. Reporting to RealTick CEO Stuart Breslow, Mr. Rooney will direct all global sales and marketing, customer on-boarding and product management activities.

Mr. Rooney brings more than 25 years of relevant experience to his new role. For the six years prior to joining RealTick, he was a managing director of Sales and Business Development in ConvergEx's LiquidPoint unit. Before joining LiquidPoint, he held a number of business development roles at Reuters and the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Rooney will be based out of RealTick's Chicago headquarters.

Mr. Mawdsley has been named head of International Business Development, reporting to Mr. Rooney. Mr. Mawdsley has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with expertise in both electronic and traditional trading. Most recently he was responsible for the development and growth of TradingScreen's listed derivatives business. Prior to TradingScreen, he worked with the equity prime services arm of UBS. Mr. Mawdsley will be based in RealTick's London office.

RealTick also announced today that in order to accommodate its rapidly growing global customer base, it has added 15 new sales and service personnel in the U.S. and Europe during the first half of 2011. These new hires are in RealTick's origination, relationship management and customer services units.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dan, Ian and all our new employees to the team," said Stuart Breslow, chief executive officer of RealTick. "Dan brings a wealth of industry experience and insight to build and manage our global growth and Ian's years of experience with global, multi-asset electronic trading and disciplined approach to business growth will be critical elements to helping us achieve our international objectives. We have seen tremendous growth in the last year and these new hires position RealTick well as we move forward."

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