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PRESS ROOM

Boost ETP adds a Senior Lawyer and Head Of Product Operations

Monday 19th November '12

Jose Poncela as Senior In-house Legal Counsel and Richard Kent as Head of Product Operations join the Boost ETP team.

Before joining BOOST ETP, Jose worked for Nomura International as a VP in its Corporate Equity Derivatives Structuring group. Before Nomura he worked for UBS as a structurer in the Fund-Linked Derivatives and ECM/Corporate Equity Derivatives teams, and at La Caixa (Spain’s third largest financial entity and Europe’s largest savings bank) as In-house Counsel.  Jose started his career at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Jose holds a MBA from the London Business School and brings 10 years of experience to Boost ETP.

Richard brings with him 17 years of product operations experience. Richard previously worked at UBS Investment Bank as a Director in the Equity & Fund-Linked Derivatives team where he managed the successful launch of a UCITS & non-UCITS fund platform, as well as the launch of a number of equity and fund-linked structured products to the market. Richard has also worked at Barclays Capital and holds the Investment Management Certificate.

Hector McNeil, Co-CEO of Boost ETP said: "Jose has a solid legal and product development background that will add significant value to Boost. He has an integral role in bringing the product platform to market".

"Richard brings all the relevant background we need to set up Boost’s state of the art operational infrastructure. He will focus on ensuring Boost has one of the most efficient product platforms in Europe. Both hires show Boost’s intent to lead the way in the European ETP market."