Market Overview

Former Bankers Launch A Financial Services Professional Network

Share:, a Professional Network solely focused on Financial Services
has been launched by a trio of former Investment Bankers - Jon Carp,
Ahmed Alsaleh and Malcolm Ford. The online community is for individuals
in Asset Management, Corporates, Investment Banking, Private Equity, VC,
Wealth Management among others. Website:
/ App Stores: Fncrowd

"The industry is in need of a smaller and specialist network for
business and career opportunities, has many exciting and
unique features, which will greatly help the sector." says Carp. Alsaleh
added "The uptake and feedback has been excellent. Many share our views
in requiring a focused community, we now have users downloading the app
and signing up on a daily basis. We will be hosting our first networking
event by the end of the year, followed by role specific events next


Jon Carp - Jon has 36 years of experience of working in Financial
Markets. Starting his career working for Cazenove. He subsequently spent
12 years working for Pont Data and Reuters. In 2000, Jon joined
Cheuvreux where he established and ran the Electronic Trading team for
Europe. Jon left Cheuvreux in 2013 to join Societe Generale Newedge in
Prime Brokerage before deciding in 2015 to follow his interest within

Ahmed Alsaleh - Ahmed started his career at TradingScreen in 2005, where
he worked between London and New York in Sales. In 2008, he joined the
Electronic Trading Sales team at Merrill Lynch. In 2016, Ahmed left Bank
of America Merrill Lynch and pursued his interest in FinTech.

Malcom Ford - Malcolm has 28 years of experience of working in Financial
Markets. Starting his sales career working for a start-up brokerage
business. He moved to Daiwa in 1992. Malcolm subsequently spent 4 years
working for Bridge Information Systems. In 2000, Malcolm joined
Cheuvreux where he became an integral part of the Electronic Trading
team. Malcolm left in 2010 to join Morgan Stanley. In 2012, he joined,
Knight Capital and Instinet in 2014, before deciding in 2017 to focus on

The team also includes Sally Jones, who worked at Citigroup and as a
Global Business Director at Thomson Reuters, as well as Carl Rogers, who
has built an extensive network working at Thomson Reuters, SS&C and S&P
Global Market Intelligence.

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