Bourse Consult LLP announces new senior partner

PRESS RELEASE

London, 29 April 2013

BOURSE CONSULT LLP ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR PARTNER

Bourse Consult LLP, the leading capital markets infrastructure consultancy, today announced that Hugh Simpson has been appointed as Senior Partner of the partnership. Hugh takes over the running of the partnership from its founder, Lynton Jones, who becomes Chairman Emeritus.

Hugh SimpsonHugh has been a leading member of the partnership since 2005 and has participated in several major projects. He is currently Advisor to the European Central Bank on their T2S securities settlement project and is a non-executive director of CME Clearing Europe. Prior to joining Bourse Consult, Hugh has been CEO of Crest (whose merger with Euroclear he led) and held senior positions at the Bank of England and the IMF.


Lynton Jones, who is stepping down as chairman of the partnership after leading it since its inception in 2002, said .“I am delighted that Hugh is taking over the management of Bourse Consult. He brings a broad range of expertise to the position and is a very well regarded senior figure in the industry. His specialised knowledge of settlement has been a major advantage to Bourse Consult in the many projects it has now completed and I have no doubt that the partnership will continue to grow and prosper under his leadership.”

Hugh added “It is a great pleasure for me to be taking on this role. I am fortunate to have as colleagues in Bourse Consult several individuals who have an eminent background in the capital markets infrastructure field and I am honoured by their vote of confidence in me. I feel sure that the excellent reputation Bourse Consult has established in this field over the last eleven years will continue to be enhanced in the years to come, and I look forward to playing a leading role in that growth.”

NOTE TO EDITORS

Bourse Consult was founded in 2002 and since then has participated in a number of major projects. It led the project to create the Dubai International Financial Exchange (now Nasdaq Dubai), and participated in the project to build the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange. More recently it has led the research into the creation of a Renminbi market in London and has authored a number of well-received publications on, inter alia, The Competitive Impact of London’s Capital Market Infrastructure, The Future of Clearing and Settlement in Europe and the City’s Role in Providing for the Public Equity Financing Needs of UK SMEs. It has during recent years worked for clients in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Israel, the Gulf, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Poland, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.

CONTACTS:

Lynton Jones: Email Lynton or call +44 7771 993 048

Hugh Simpson: Email Hugh or call +44 7976 357 360