Dinosaur Merchant Bank Ltd. (DMBL), the independent, international investment bank, has hired Ashley Pover as its Managing Director for Fixed Income and Repo. Pover will also be responsible for the development of its European business and will join the Senior Executive Committee.

Pover, who will be based in London, brings a wealth of experience in the financial markets. He was the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Met Zurich LLP, a boutique firm that specialized in fixed-income brokerage and execution, real-estate lending and capital raising. Prior to that, he had a long career at Cantor Fitzgerald, including a stint as CEO of its Canadian business and establishing the firm as the leading on-screen broker of European government bonds.

Pover also serves as a senior advisor to financial-technology startups, including ConeXXion Markets, a cloud-based secure platform serving liquidity pools, and Boosted.ai, a machine-learning tool for investment professionals.

Glenn Grossman, founder and CEO of Dinosaur Merchant Bank/Group, says: ``We are thrilled to have Ashley come aboard. His combination of deep market experience and contacts in emerging technologies will help us build out our European operation.

Pover says: ``I am excited to join a disruptor, a cutting-edge firm that will expand in  the fixed income and repo markets.’’

DMBL is a full-service investment bank with offices in London, New York Madrid and Miami. It focuses on Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.