I haven't fallen into a dark pool [of shares] Thursday, October 30, 2008
It was an easy mistake for those kind enough to send me congratulations to make - but sadly I'm not the John Wilson that has just been appointed to be the CEO of Baikal, the London Stock Exchange venture which plans to launch a dark pool for pan-European equities trading.
The future of the Baikal project has been in doubt following the collapse of the LSE's former joint venture partner Lehman Brothers. Planned to launch in early 2009, Baikal was going to utilise Lehman Brothers technology.
Apparently my namesake had previously served on the executive committees for both equities and fixed income and as head of equity and fixed income research at Lehman Brothers.
Good luck John Wilson.