CLS appoints Masami Johnstone as Head of Information Services

6 September 2019

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing and data solutions, announces today that Masami Johnstone has been appointed as Head of Information Services.

Masami joins CLS from Euronext, where she was Head of Buy Side Sales, responsible for advanced data sales and development. Previously she was Head of Institutional Quant Research. She will be responsible for the ongoing development of CLS's data business and building our world class analytical capability, based on the largest single source of FX-executed trade data available to the market.

Prior to Euronext, Masami spent a decade at ITG Europe, working in their EMEA Analytics Product and Research team, before being appointed as Head of Consulting EMEA Analytics. Masami began her career at Baring Asset Management, where she held several analytics roles.

Commenting on the appointment, Alan Marquard, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, CLS, said, "CLS's data business is an important part of our product portfolio where we apply our unique position at the center of the FX market to solve industry problems for market participants. Masami will be able to draw on her extensive industry experience to build on the success of the data business by expanding our offering to clients with insights for improved trading strategies, smarter business decisions and better FX risk management."

Masami Johnstone, Head of Information Services, CLS, added, "CLS is fulfilling a vital role in the FX industry by providing high-quality transaction data, which enables market participants to gain a better view of overall global FX trading activity. I am looking forward to working together with the industry to further develop CLS's offering in data analytics products and assist market participants with valuable insights into global FX market activity.”

CLS's market data products are platform agnostic and strongly support a range of applications, including trading strategies, predictive analytics, best execution, transaction cost analysis, market positioning and risk management.

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