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Olivetree appoints Bell as chief executive of US business

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Equity brokerage and technology firm Olivetree Financial Group has appointed David Bell as chief executive of its US subsidiary, Olivetree USA.

Bell will report into Daryn Kutner, chairman and chief executive of Olivetree Financial Group.
Bell will be responsible for spearheading Olivetree’s continued growth in the US with a particular focus on Olivetree Solutions’ OTAS platform to US-based buy-side institutions, including asset managers and hedge funds. OTAS is a suite of content and tools that provides traders and portfolio managers with unparalleled insight into the risks and signals relevant to them.
Bell joins Olivetree from Redburn Partners where he was chief executive of its US business and a member of its management committee. Before that he spent 12 years at UBS Investment Bank where he was a managing director. He started his career at SG Warburg in London.  He has been involved in a number of technology companies and is currently a non-executive board member of Empathica, a provider of customer experience management (CEM) software.

Daryn Kutner, chairman and chief executive of Olivetree Financial Group, says: “David joins Olivetree at an exciting time. He has a unique perspective, one that combines a deep understanding of financial markets with a strong appreciation of the importance of technology. Under David’s leadership Olivetree is well placed to support its US clients through the structural changes that are rapidly reshaping the industry. The US market is core to our strategy as investors are receptive to non-traditional, differentiated business models.”
Bell says: “I am thrilled to be leading Olivetree’s continued expansion into the US market.  Olivetree is perfectly positioned to leverage the rapidly changing dynamics of this industry.  As the market leader in pre trade intelligence, Olivetree is relied upon by institutional investors to deliver better performance, risk management and cost reduction through the use of OTAS, its proprietary technology.  With the US buy side facing unprecedented challenges, I am delighted to be part of an organisation that is at the forefront of helping institutions overcome these.”

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