Simpson will provide guidance and advice on Cantor's European strategy and will play an important part in guiding the group's European operations in the current regulatory environment.
'As our first non-executive board member, we believe Anthony will provide invaluable expertise as we continue to progress our plans for expansion and growth', said James Rowsell, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. 'A seasoned, experienced and respected leader, Anthony brings insights, industry contacts and new perspectives to our management team'.
Simpson said, 'I am excited to be a part of the Cantor organization in Europe. The quality of Cantor's European operations, unique world-class services, and unremitting focus on meeting the needs of its clients all make for tremendous prospects ahead'.
Simpson is Managing Director of MKP Capital Europe, based in London. Prior to joining MKP, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Head of Global Business Development at Financial Risk Management. Earlier, he served as Co-Head of Global Business Development at Ramius and at Merrill Lynch where he held a number of senior business development roles. Simpson also held a number of sales leadership roles at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs in London. Simpson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance from Dartmouth College.
Simpson's appointment has been approved by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Cantor is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority (reference number 149380), and is a member of the London Stock Exchange.