Begin-up knowledge pooling community for company bonds, Glimpse Markets, has employed a hard and fast earnings gross sales veteran, Mike Thorpe, as a senior gross sales advisor in preparation for its launch.

Thorpe joins Glimpse Markets as a senior gross sales advisor from bond analytics platform Mosaic Sensible Knowledge the place he had been head of gross sales since January final yr.

Previous to that, he spent 15 years as head of European gross sales at Tradeweb and over three years as head of UK gross sales at MarketAxess.  Earlier in his profession, Thorpe labored in FX gross sales positions at funding banks Citi and Merrill Lynch. 

“I’m delighted that Mike has agreed to affix our rising firm. His appreciable gross sales expertise and market data might be invaluable as we proceed to on-board extra buy-side establishments and push nearer to launch,” Paul O’Brien, chief govt officer of Glimpse Markets, instructed The TRADE. 

“That is an thrilling time for Glimpse – I sit up for working intently with Mike as we make prime quality, reasonably priced buying and selling knowledge accessible to the buy-side neighborhood.”

In his new position, Thorpe might be answerable for managing buy-side relationships and accelerating gross sales efforts at Glimpse Markets.

His appointment follows a collection of buy-side roundtables over latest months because the agency appears to be like to finalise its business mannequin and governance construction of the platform previous to its official launch date.

“I’m delighted and excited to be becoming a member of Glimpse Markets as a gross sales advisor and really a lot trying ahead to working with Paul and the group to assist ship reasonably priced commerce knowledge to the buy-side,” stated Thorpe. 

Outlining plans for the start-up final August, Glimpse Markets deliberate to launch on the finish of final yr after telling The TRADE that greater than 20 asset managers have been going by means of authorized evaluation processes to change into a part of the community.

In October, Allianz International Traders turned the third asset supervisor to formally be part of the pooling community.