SIFMA fills top European comms role

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has hired Claire Hunte to its top European comms role.

She joins from Cross Border, publisher of IR Magazine, where she was – until last month– comms director.

SIFMA is the trade group representing securities firms, banks, and asset management companies across the globe. It was formed one year ago after the merger of The Bond Market Association and the Securities Industry Association.

Hunte becomes the body’s first strategic communications director. She said: ‘SIFMA is an association that has a measurable impact on the global capital markets. Its expertise and knowledge is invaluable particularly in these uncertain times.’

The one year-old organisation says its mission is to ‘to champion policies and practices that benefit investors and issuers, expand and perfect global capital markets’.

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