Peirson was a director overseeing
client relationships for Barclays’ futures and
options business in the prime services division.
SEB’s hiring of Peirson may be a result of the
departure of Steve Martin, head of SEB Futures, a few weeks
ago. Martin is now head of futures EMEA at State Street Global
Martin left, Gregg Cowie, global head of trading at SEB
Enskilda, was given overall responsibility for SEB Futures.
Martin’s responsibilities were split between John
Gammer and Kevin Ferris, reporting to Cowie. Gammer had
previously been on the clearing side of the business, while
Ferris had been responsible for client relationships.
Peirson is now joining the team as head of
futures sales and marketing. He will report to Attila Olesen,
head of securities finance, and Gregg Cowie, head of futures,
who are both co-heads of equities. Peirson originally joined
Barclays de Zoete Wedd’s futures division in
London as a clearing sales manager in 1996. Before that, he
worked at Central Hispano Bolsa, where he restructured the
operations and client services departments. He has also worked
at Ahorro Corporacion Financiera and Mercavalor in