FMSB today announced three new joiners to its Secretariat. In an announcement, CEO Myles McGuiness wrote: “As we move forward in our shared mission to make the financial markets fairer and more effective, we have three new joiners who bring technical, professional qualification and communications expertise into our fold”.
The new joiners are:
Ted MacDonald, Senior Technical Specialist, a financial services practitioner who helped transform banking teams and whole organisations during a 35-year career, which includes leading major industry change initiatives for the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Ted is a fully accredited Mediator and maintains strong links with academia, is an unofficial ambassador for the Ivey Business School and the Leader Character Program.
Ted will work closely with Chris Rich, FMSB’s General Counsel, supporting the development of qualifications and thought leadership workstreams.
Vic Silverman, Head of Communications, a Reuters-trained journalist, Vic has worked across the media and financial sectors for more than 15 years, including at Deloitte, ITV, Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv and London Stock Exchange Group.
A former director in Thomson Reuters’ Innovation group, Vic moved to support Refinitiv’s CEO and leadership team ahead of its acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group in February 2020.
She has a master’s degree in criminology from Wolfson College, Cambridge, is an advisor to the charity Urban Synergy and a Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators, UKI.
Vic will be responsible for all aspects FMSB’s communications, both internally and externally.
Mimi Yan has over a decade of experience in regulatory policy change across Capital Markets structuring, Risk, and Treasury functions.
Following her BA (Hons) in Law from Trinity College, Cambridge, Mimi began her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch first in M&A financing, and then as a hybrid bond structurer in Debt Capital Markets, predominantly covering financial institution clients.
At Credit Suisse, Mimi served as acting head of EMEA Treasury Capital, before transferring to the Zurich office. There, she was global lead for Recovery Planning at Credit Suisse, working closely with Risk, global desk heads, chief operating officers and regulators, including FINMA, PRA, HKMA.
Mimi most recently took an LLM in Law at Birkbeck University, focusing on Regulation, Data Privacy and Intellectual Property.
Mimi will work closely with Chris Rich, FMSB’s General Counsel, on the development of the various FMSB publications, including supporting outputs from the Spreads, Rates, ESG and Post-Trade workstreams as well as the Legal Working Group.
CEO Myles McGuiness added in his announcement: “I know you will join me in welcoming Ted, Mimi and Vic to FMSB. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and diversity of thought and look forward to working with you and the team.”