Markit Group has appointed Will Meldrum as Director of Acquisitions and Strategic Development. Meldrum, who will be London-based, will focus on the firm’s global acquisition strategy and the development of significant growth opportunities. Prior to joining Markit, Meldrum worked at Deutsche Bank for four years, as Director and Head of Global Markets Strategic Investments. In this role, he managed Deutsche Bank’s interests across a diverse portfolio of investments with a key focus on industry consortia, electronic trading systems and data. In August 2003, he worked on Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs’ sale of RED (Reference Entity Database) to Markit.
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