John McNiven, Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
After a long, courageous journey with cancer, John passed away in August 2020. The team at XTB will continue his legacy to make the predictable income of quality corporate bonds accessible to all Australian investors.
During his career, John held senior positions at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. He worked in Melbourne, New York, London and Hong Kong.
J. P. Morgan
Based in London and New York, John was involved in the creation of the international bond markets in Australian and New Zealand dollars and associated interest rate and exchange rate derivative markets.
Based in London, John was Co-Head of Global Debt Capital Markets. After this, he was appointed Co-Head of Asia Pacific Investment Banking, Debt and Equity Capital Markets based in Hong Kong. Following this he returned to Australia with his family.
John held a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University. He recently set up the McNiven family scholarship to help students struggling to access higher education.
Pioneer of Global Bonds: John was featured in Euromoney’s 50 anniversary edition of the biggest names in capital markets. He was acknowledged for his key role in the development of the global bond market.