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Mark Weeks appointed chief executive of ETF Exchange

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ETF Securities has hired Mark Weeks as chief executive of ETF Exchange, an exchange-traded fund platform.

ETF Securities has hired Mark Weeks as chief executive of ETF Exchange, an exchange-traded fund platform.

The appointment is part of ETF Securities’ expansion plan to join forces with some of the largest financial institutions to create ETF Exchange and form Europe’s leading ETF issuer. 

Weeks will be responsible for driving the ETF exchange strategy, business development and coordinating with all parties involved.

He joins from UBS where he ran the securities lending franchise in Zurich. Prior to this, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs International, where as a managing director he was responsible for running the European securities finance sales and trading desk, and servicing major institutional and hedge fund clients.

Graham Tuckwell, chairman of ETF Securities, says: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of someone of Mark’s calibre and experience. He brings a wealth of experience to the business and brings an important to new dimension to our team with his expertise in the field of securities finance. This appointment reflects our dedication to forge ahead with the building of the ETF exchange, with a view of becoming the most recognised ETC and ETF player in the marketplace. We fully expect Mark to achieve great things with the ETF Exchange which we expect will set the standard in Europe."

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