Divento adds industry veteran Templer as advisor

Divento adds industry veteran Templer as advisor

Former head of futures at Morgan Stanley and UBS Bill Templer has joined Divento Financials as an advisory consultant in the latest high-profile appointment at the proprietary trading and training firm.

The industry veteran has joined the team to oversee the expansion of its accredited education programme, and also the company’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) agenda.

Templer was most-recently working on the London Stock Exchange’s CurveGlobal project. He left in November after more than two years running the LSE’s ambitious futures initiative.

He worked on the secret LSE project as a consultant and left less than three weeks after the LSE finally went public with the new European interest rates market.

A hugely respected figure in the derivatives community, Templer also serves as a trustee for the industry charity Futures for Kids.

Since leaving the LSE project, he has been providing advisory services to firms in the listed and over-the-counter derivatives space through his consultancy, Faventus Consulting, where he is a managing director.

Before joining CurveGlobal, Templer was the head of futures at Morgan Stanley, a role he left in 2012 after nearly three years with the firm. He joined the investment bank from UBS where he spent more than 14 years. During that time he spearheaded the rapid growth of the Swiss bank's exchange-traded derivatives business.

Prior to this he held positions at LCH and Rolfe & Nolan.

Templer told FOW Wednesday he was “attracted by the company’s genuine desire to create opportunity for individuals through their employer led, work ready education programme". He added: "Bridging the very real gap between education, and obtaining successful, sustainable employment.”

In the advisor role he will help the firm attract new potential trading talent from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Former CME Europe chief operating officer David Feltes and Barclays' head of executive development Hana Searson joined the Divento board as non-executive directors in February, as first reported by FOW.

Feltes left CME Europe in October last year, as reported by FOW, after serving as COO of the exchange for nearly three years. Searson has been with Barclays for the last six years and currently serves as head of executive development.