Appointment: Swift Americas hires markets initiatives director
Swift has hired David Lefferts as managing director, market initiatives for the Americas. Lefferts joins Swift after eight years at Markit, where he held product development, cross-product strategy, and senior business development roles over his eight year tenure.
Prior to joining Markit, Lefferts was vice president for fixed income strategy at FINRA, the independent securities regulatory body in the US, where he was responsible for developing its fixed income strategy as well as for running its TRACE reporting service for bonds.
In his new role at Swift, Lefferts will be responsible for ensuring that its products and services continue to evolve to meet customer requirements that are changing rapidly as a result of market, regulatory and technological developments. He will report to Chris Church, chief executive, Americas and global head of securities.