Nex Group’s Knott untangles banks’ trade challenges

Post-trade business reorganises with a focus on cost cutting and simplification

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Jenny Knott: “I wanted to do something where I could have some fun and grow again, and create something transformative”

Over the course of 30 years in financial markets, constant change has remained Jenny Knott’s loyal companion. Moving between banks, roles and countries multiple times, she has borne witness to an ever-evolving industry. “All that career rotation, working in different functions – finance, operations, risk, legal, technology – has led me very naturally to where I am now,” she says.

Knott heads Nex Optimisation – the business unit built around what used to be the post-trade services division of Ic