FINRA Taps Ex-BNP Paribas Executive for Top Surveillance Role

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has named Feral Talib as its
new Executive Vice President and Head of Surveillance and Market Intelligence.
Talib will assume his new role on 2 January 2024.</p><p>FINRA Appoints New
Executive to Lead Surveillance and Market Intelligence</p><p>Talib will
oversee FINRA's market surveillance program in this newly created position,
which monitors trading activity across equities, options, and fixed-income
markets to detect potential violations. He will be tasked with finding ways to
enhance FINRA's surveillance capabilities through innovation and technology.</p><p>"By
combining advanced surveillance and detection with FINRA's traditional
investigative expertise, I look forward to continuing and building upon the
excellent work FINRA is already doing in this space," Talib said.</p><p>According
to the release, Talib brings extensive experience leading large-scale
surveillance operations. He previously served as the Global Head of Market
Surveillance at BNP Paribas Group, overseeing monitoring across 64 countries.
Before that, he held various surveillance leadership roles at BNP Paribas
Corporate and Institutional Banking.</p><p>Talib also
has past expertise from Goldman Sachs, where he managed the firm's Market
Surveillance and Investigations group. At FINRA, he will report directly to
Stephanie Dumont, the Executive Vice President and Head of Market <a href="">Regulation</a>
and Transparency Services.</p><p>In the
announcement, Dumont expressed confidence that Talib's background positions him
well to bolster FINRA's surveillance excellence. Talib cited the
"evolutionary leap" in AI-enabled surveillance as an area of focus in
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