I have significant 'front office' experience across the principal asset classes; namely, the equity, fixed income, commodity and foreign exchange markets. This knowledge covers cash, securities and derivatives products.
My background and experience as a broker, proprietary trader and derivative fund manager have equipped me with the tools to analyse complex disputes from the perspective of different participants from across the Capital Markets.
This hands-on experience is enhanced by a deep knowledge of market best practice and regulatory obligations. Allied to strong communication skills, this allows me to communicate complex and alien concepts in a clear and concise manner.
In addition to my trading background, I have a strong understanding of the business functions that support the Capital Markets. This expertise spans all business operations; namely, IT (including data management), risk management, treasury and compliance functions. The effective management and control of these business functions is essential to the compliant delivery of financial products and services.
I traded actively in the listed derivatives (or futures) markets and so typically provide expert advisory services in this domain. In addition I have also advised in equity market matters and fund management disputes.
I have broad regulatory experience; as Managing Director of ICAP Futures I had oversight responsibilities for FSA authorised activities and, with NFA Series 30 and 32, I was the branch manager for the UK branch of a US regulated futures broking division.