The startup data-pooling network for corporate bonds, Glimpse Markets, has hired veteran fixed-income sales, Mike Thorpe, as a senior sales advisor for its launch.
Thorpe joins Glimpse Markets as Senior Sales Advisor for the Mosaic Smart Data bond analysis platform where he was Sales Manager since January of last year.
Previously, he spent 15 years as European Sales Manager at Tradeweb and over three years as UK Sales Manager at MarketAxess. Earlier in his career, Thorpe held currency sales positions at investment banks Citi and Merrill Lynch.
“I am delighted that Mike has agreed to join our growing business. His considerable sales experience and market knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to onboard more buying institutions and move closer to launch, ”Paul O’Brien, CEO of Glimpse Markets, told The TRADE.
“This is an exciting time for Glimpse – I look forward to working closely with Mike as we make high quality and affordable trading data available to the buying community.”
In his new role, Thorpe will be responsible for managing the buying relationships and accelerating the selling efforts at Glimpse Markets.
His appointment follows a series of buy-side roundtables over the past few months as the company seeks to finalize its business model and platform governance structure ahead of its official launch date.
“I am thrilled and delighted to join Glimpse Markets as a Trade Advisor and look forward to working with Paul and the team to help provide affordable trade data to buyers,” Thorpe said.
Outlining the startup’s plans last August, Glimpse Markets planned to launch late last year after announcing to The TRADE that more than 20 asset managers were going through legal review processes to make part of the network.
In October, Allianz Global Investors became the third asset manager to officially join the pooling network.