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Jean-louis Bernardo

SocGen Securities appoints Russia deputy head

Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Jean-Louis Bernardo as deputy head of securities services and head of business development for SGSS in Russia.

SGSS operates within Société Générale group subsidiary Rosbank, one of the largest privately owned banks in the country.

Bernardo replaces Mathieu Maurier, who became SGSS global head of sales and relationship management in January this year.

Based in Moscow, Bernardo reports locally to Mikhail Bratanov, head of SGSS Russia (Rosbank) and to Philippe Huerre, head of emerging markets for SGSS in Paris.

He will contribute towards developing SGSS' business in Russia, as a leading international fund services provider in the country.

The company provides local clearing and custody capabilities to Russian and international corporate clients, financial institutions and institutional investors.

It also acts as fund depositary and registrar for local asset management companies.

Bernardo started his career in 1995 with Citibank capital markets in Paris, where he held various positions in operations.

In 2000, he joined SGSS' global sales and relationship management team as product manager and in 2007 became deputy head and head of operations of SGSS Spain.

Since August 2009, he has managed the implementation of a complete securities services platform for SGSS in Egypt to cope with the rapid expansion of the securities services there.

Henrik Wareborn

Senior commodities appointments at Natixis

Natixis has announced managerial changes to strengthen its commodities business and expand its brokerage and clearing offering.

Henrik Wareborn has joined Natixis as global head of commodities with overall responsibility for commodities activities within fixed income, commodities and treasury (FICT) and have direct oversight of OTC trading.

He started his career at Goldman Sachs in London, where he became head of refined products derivatives trading, he has also worked at Lehman Brothers and Hetco, and was the global head of crude oil trading at BP prior to joining Natixis.

Andy Gooch has been appointed to head the commercial development of the ‘clearing project', developing the infrastructure to provide a third party offering for both listed and OTC-cleared products in a number of asset classes.

He will continue in his position as head of commodity sales and brokerage and will remain the managing director of Natixis Commodity Markets.

Pierre-Henri Denain, senior country manager and head of capital markets at Natixis London, said Gooch will play a "pivotal role in developing our clearing business; a new and important initiative for Natixis."