Leading US structured products fintech Luma expands European presence with senior hire
Written by Chris Olson on Apr 06, 2021
April 6, 2021 – Luma Financial Technologies (“Luma”), the largest independent, multi-issuer structured products platform in the US, is expanding its presence in Europe with the hire of Konstantinos Pampoukidis from Leonteq Securities.
Konstantinos joins Luma’s business development team in Zurich, where the platform recently opened its first European office. He will report directly to David Wood, Managing Director of Luma’s International Business, who is spearheading the platform’s expansion into Europe.
Konstantinos previously spent more than five years at Leonteq Securities, most recently as a director in the smart hedging issuance platform team where he gained extensive experience hedging structured products using over the counter (OTC) derivatives. Prior to Leonteq, he worked at Credit Suisse in Switzerland, where he performed several market risk and investment strategy roles.
Konstantinos appointment comes as Luma, which is backed by three of the world’s largest banks, continues to expand globally, having entered the Latin American market in 2020 before launching into Europe in January 2021.
“We are pleased that Luma’s entry into Europe has been so well received and the addition of Konstantinos to the team is another exciting step forward as we seek to bring our technology to wealth managers and private banks across this important market,” said Wood. “Konstantinos’s experience, particularly in key areas like hedging with OTC derivatives, will provide us with another crucial edge as Luma expands to meet the needs of clients around the world.”
Konstantinos Pampoukidis said: “Luma has transformed the US structured products market with its cutting-edge technology and it is exciting to be part of its plans to expand into Europe. I believe advisers will be keen to embrace the efficiency benefits Luma can provide to their businesses and look forward to working with David to drive the platform forward in what is a crucial market for structured products globally.”
Launched in 2011, Luma has helped advisers in the US and Latin America to more efficiently learn, source, compare, create, price, and implement structured products to better meet their clients’ investment objectives. The Luma platform is fully interactive and customisable to match each individual adviser’s desired offerings, unique product approval, work ﬂow and certiﬁcation requirements.
For more information on Luma Financial Technologies and the specific features the platform provides, please visit https://www.lumafintech.com.
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About Luma Financial Technologies
Luma Financial Technologies is the creator of Luma, a fully customizable, independent, buy-side platform that helps financial advisors more efficiently learn, create, order and manage market-linked investments such as structured products, structured annuities and more.
Launched in 2011, Luma is one of the largest and longest-tenured structured product platforms in the U.S. market and is used by broker/dealer firms, RIA offices and private banks to automate and optimize the full process cycle for offering and transacting in market-linked investments. This includes advisor education and certification; creation and pricing of custom structures; order entry; and post-trade actions. Luma is multi-issuer, multi-wholesaler and multi-product, thus providing advisors with an extensive breadth of market-linked investments to best meet clients’ specific portfolio needs.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Luma also has offices in New York, NY, and Zurich, Switzerland.