Plus Markets Group has appointed Ian Patrick Lauder as head of trading services, a role covering the stock exchange's execution offering to trading members.
Lauder (pictured) will be responsible for cultivating and fostering the exchange's relationships with existing and prospective broker and market maker customers.
Plus is currently rolling out trading platform enhancements including a new dark order book for small and mid-cap securities.
The exchange offers trading in over 7,500 securities including London-listed shares (FTSE 100, FTSE Fledgling, FTSE Small Cap), European liquid shares, dual-trading Aim stocks and Plus stocks.
Lauder joined Plus in 2008 in charge of business development for Plus Real Time Products, where he expanded the exchange's customer base in the distribution of its market data.
Business development director Cyril Theret says: 'We are delighted to have Ian as our new Head of Trading Services at Plus Markets Group. We look forward to his invaluable contribution in advancing our market offering as we roll out our dark order book, Plus-pool, in the small and mid-caps and look to further enhance our trading services product set.'