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LedgerEdge Appoints Kate Karimson as Chief Commercial Officer and Mark Leahy as Chief Commercial Officer


Tracks the continued momentum of the leading institutional-grade DLT-based corporate bond trading platform

LONDON & NEW YORK, 09 January 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LedgerEdge, the next-generation trading ecosystem, announces the appointments of Kate Karimson and Mark Leahy to its leadership team, effective immediately. Mark Leahy joins as Chief Commercial Officer and will oversee operations and customer partnerships. Kate Karimson joins as chief commercial officer and will lead product, sales and lead new strategic opportunities.

Kate Karimson is a high impact executive with deep knowledge of the fixed income trading space. She joins LedgerEdge from CME Group, where she most recently led and built from the ground up BrokerTec’s global reseller to the client, BrokerTec Quote, and led its interbank repo business globally. She has been instrumental in major strategic initiatives across CME Group’s asset classes and previously held senior roles including Head of Fixed Income Products. Previously, Karimson was responsible for the delivery and operation of innovative new electronic corporate bond solutions at ICAP, in addition to being a corporate bond trader at Barclays Capital.

Mark has a proven track record of transforming technology companies and his career spans significant experience in fixed income and capital markets. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at Trumid XT, where he played a significant role in leading the electronic credit trading joint venture SGX and Trumid & Hillhouse. Mark has also held senior fixed income positions at SGX, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, UBS and HSBC.

Commenting on the news, President and Founder David E. Rutter said, “The industry recognizes that LedgerEdge’s innovative trading model delivers new efficiencies that emphasize control and ease of execution in a historically illiquid. Kate and Mark bring a tremendous amount of energy and experience. to our leadership team and will play a pivotal role in helping the company achieve a leadership position in the market as we fully embrace and integrate the product. »

Kate Karimson commented, “I am thrilled to join LedgerEdge’s outstanding leadership team and help shape the next important chapter for the business. We are entering an exciting new era for LedgerEdge as fixed income markets move faster than ever. will work with market players to transform the way they find liquidity and execute, redefining the future landscape of electronic markets. I look forward to taking the company’s business strategy to its next level of success.

Mark Leahy added: “It is rare to have the opportunity to join such an innovative start-up with so much potential, in the field of electronic fixed income trading. I am impressed by the approach of team on the future of corporate bond trading and markets. LedgerEdge addresses legacy inefficiencies in this space, while making trading easier and faster for participants on both sides of the market. Having spent nearly 10 years in fintech working with cutting-edge technology platforms, I look forward to applying my experience to LedgerEdge and working closely with the team to accelerate customer reach as the market grows. business evolves.”

LedgerEdge’s online trading platform is now available in the UK as the first DLT-based trading platform fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a multilateral trading system. LedgerEdge was designed in collaboration with the world’s largest banks, asset managers and market makers.

About LedgerEdge
Founded in 2020 to improve engagement between market participants, starting with corporate bond trading, LedgerEdge is the next-generation ecosystem for corporate bond trading – powered by secure technology, reliable and advanced. LedgerEdge gives you more control, better opportunities, and better execution. For more information, please visit or our LinkedIn and Twitter pages.

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