The International Stock Exchange (TISE) has appointed Anthony Byrne to the new role of Head of Bond Markets.

Based in Ireland and operating across primarily Dublin and London, Mr Byrne joins The International Stock Exchange Group (TISEG) from today [1 February] having previously held senior executive positions at both the Irish Stock Exchange and Euronext.

Cees Vermaas, CEO of TISEG, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Anthony to TISE. We are already well positioned as a leading exchange in Europe for listed debt securities but Anthony brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in business development within debt capital markets. His contribution to our team will be hugely valuable to us as we look to grow our market share and expand our reach internationally.”

Mr Byrne has nearly 15 years’ experience working in a stock exchange business development and client relationship capacity with particular expertise in international primary bond markets. He holds a degree in Law from the National University of Ireland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Services and Securitisation from the Dublin Institute of Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP University, London.

Mr Byrne said: “I am delighted to join TISE. I have been closely watching TISE’s impressive growth trajectory over the last number of years, particularly in the bond market, and I am excited about contributing my expertise to its ambitious plans for further growth and international expansion.

“Having spent nearly 15 years developing and promoting the international bond market offerings of two leading European Exchanges, I see significant scope to expand TISE’s bond proposition into a truly global product. While the EU and UK are at a significant crossroads, TISE will continue to provide certainty to bond market stakeholders by providing pragmatic regulation and a responsive, innovative listing and trading venue.

“I’m looking forward to getting started and to introducing my worldwide network of debt capital market relationships to TISE’s global bond offering.”