• Margaret Bailey joins from Lombard Risk
  • Appointment reflects UnaVista’s commitment to expansion of services into the US.

London Stock Exchange Group today announced that Margaret Bailey has joined its UnaVista division as Head of Sales for the Americas. Margaret has over 20 years financial services experience, having previously worked for Lombard Risk, Traiana and Fortis Bank.

Margaret will oversee UnaVista’s sales team in the Americas region based out of the Group’s New York office. Margaret’s extensive regulation and financial services technology experience made her the ideal candidate for the role.

Michael Leach, Head of Sales for Software & Data, Information Services at London Stock Exchange Group commented:

“We are very excited to welcome Margaret to London Stock Exchange Group. Margaret has a proven track record of leading sales teams, which will be vital as we continue to expand UnaVista’s offering of matching and reconciliation services in the US.” 

Margaret Bailey added:

“I am delighted to be joining London Stock Exchange Group. UnaVista provides a multi-asset solution addressing the needs of organisations across the post-execution, post-trade, and post-settlement, which is becoming increasingly important in this new regulatory environment.  I’m looking forward to developing the business in the US, providing solutions which will enable organisations to fulfil their obligations under Dodd-Frank and other regulations.”

UnaVista opened their Asian office, based out of Hong Kong, in 2010 and last year expanded their global presence into the Americas with their New York office. UnaVista provides a number of regulatory services to the market including pan-European Transaction Reporting, and solutions for Dodd-Frank, Form PF and EMIR.

UnaVista is LSEG’s secure, hosted platform for all validation, matching and reconciliation needs. UnaVista provides its community of over 500 clients and nearly 7000 global users, with a range of flexible, asset-class neutral business solutions designed to improve the efficiency of their operational risk and regulation whilst maintaining a complete audit trail for the trade.

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Lucie Holloway   Press Office +44 (0)20 7797 1222

Notes to editors:

About Margaret Bailey:

Margaret Bailey’s financial services experience covers both software sales and working within banks. Margaret started her career in banking; where she held both controller positions at SEB and Generale Bank. Margaret took her banking knowledge to Misys, where she was formally trained for Sales and focused on OPICS, the front-to-back cross-asset trading system. From Misys, Margaret joined Traiana to focus on the OTC Prime Brokerage space. Margaret was chosen by smartTrade Technologies, a French based company whose software is a cross-asset Liquidity Management system to be their Director of Sales for North America. In Margaret’s five years with smartTrade, she built both their US office and their business. Margaret most recently comes from Lombard Risk where she focused on Regulation including Dodd-Frank and EMIR Transactional Reporting and Collateral Management initiatives in North America.

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access to an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,900 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com