Remco Lenterman has been appointed Chairman of the FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA). He takes over from Mark Spanbroek, who takes on the role of Vice Chairman of the association.
Lenterman is returning to the role of Chairman, a position he held from 2011 to 2015, having recently been appointed Head of Global Business Development at Citadel Securities. He previously spent five years as Managing Director of IMC in Amsterdam before leaving in August 2015 to move to London with his family. During his absence from FIA EPTA’s Executive Committee, Lenterman has continued to make a significant contribution to the work of the association.
Mark Spanbroek, who has served as Acting Chairman of FIA EPTA since 2015, said: “The membership and I are very pleased to have Remco back as Chairman. He was there at FIA EPTA’s start and has been a great advocate for our industry. With Remco’s knowledge and experience, we will continue to reinforce the message that principal trading firms are a critical and consistent source of liquidity for the markets.”
Remco Lenterman said: “I strongly believe in the work of FIA EPTA, which continues to deliver significant benefits to its members as well as the markets. Principal trading firms provide important liquidity to the marketplace, which ensures the European capital markets operate efficiently and cost effectively for the benefit of all investors. I want to thank Mark for his on-going stewardship of the organisation and I look forward to working together with our members and stakeholders to ensure we have an appropriately calibrated regulatory framework that contributes to safe and efficient capital markets in Europe.”
Separately, Willem Sprenkeler retakes his position as a member of the FIA EPTA Executive Committee, having served as Vice Chairman for the past year. Sprenkeler is a Corporate Affairs Manager at Optiver and has more than fifteen years of experience in the finance industry.
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About FIA EPTA
The FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) was established in June 2011 to represent firms from across Europe who trade with their own capital. FIA EPTA voices the opinions of its members to legislators and regulators in Europe, helping to guide legislation through a better understanding of trading practices. FIA EPTA’s 29 members engage in manual, automated and hybrid methods of trading and are active in a variety of asset classes, such as equities, foreign exchange, commodity derivatives and fixed income. Members of FIA EPTA are a critical source of liquidity in the on-venue markets, allowing those who use the markets to manage their business risks to enter and exit the markets efficiently. FIA EPTA believes that the best markets for all investors are those which are well-regulated, safe and transparent, and that are open to competition and guarantee fair access to all participants. FIA EPTA is an affiliate of FIA, the global trade organisation for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.