Christoph Landis was arguably no surprise when he was chosen to
replace outgoing CEO Christian Katz.
Having been involved with the
firm since 1992, his roles have included serving as a manager of member
support taking special responsibility
for its Elektronische Boerse Project
Involvement at a senior level commenced in 1999 when Landis was
appointed as a deputy to the CIO while
managing across various departmental
projects before serving as CIO over a six
year period from 2004-2010.
Even more senior roles followed
firstly as head of SIX’s operations for
nearly six years before his appoint-
ment as division CIO was confirmed in
Amid all of these roles, Landis has
maintained a vested interest in the
firm’s technological operations since
1999 and such an interest has made
a crucial contribution to the development of the Swiss electronic stock
Under his responsibility, SIX Swiss
Exchange became one of the world’s
leading stock exchanges in technology
terms and under his leadership such
developments look set to continue.
SIX Group is owned by 140 national
and international financial institutions. n
Division chief executive officer
SIX Swiss Exchange
Few would have a clearer or more rounded insight on matters in the
market than those who have worked on
both the buy and sell side.
Richard Semark, managing director
(equities) and chief executive officer of
UBS’s Multilateral Trading Facility can
count himself in this category.
Starting his career with the asset
management branch of UBS, Semark
spent 14 years working in, amongst
others, index funds, trading desks and
eventually took control of the trading
desk in Europe.
In 2001, Semark moved to AXA
Investment Managers where he ran
the European trading desk initially in
equities but eventually also cash, FX
and fixed income.
Semark moved to UBS in 2004 running the UK-to-UK sales trading team.
He has since become involved in client
execution strategy responsibilities and
firmly believes this is an area where he
adds the most value.
“When you’re on the buy-side your
portfolio managers and your end investors
are your clients, so there is a great deal of
similarity when you move.
“Having been a contributor to industry thoughts and developments around
market structure, I think I have developed
a good relationship with clients for understanding the issues that affect them.” n
Chief executive officer, MTF