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Brian Pomraning was managing director at JP Morgan and head of EMEA equities execution services until April 2016 when a reshuffle was
At the time of publication, Pomraning was scheduled to move back
across the pond as part of a shake-up of the investment bank’s equities
Prior to joining JP Morgan at the end of 2010, Brian held sales and
product roles at Bloomberg Tradebook, Lehman Brothers and Barclays
Capital across equities, futures and options.
Brian is responsible for managing the strategic direction, design and
delivery of the end-to-end suite of client-facing execution products, includ-
ing liquidity management, execution algorithms and quantitative analytics.
“In my view, the most important thing going on right now is the impact
of the digital revolution on the evolution of the financial industry, and the
inevitable transformation of the way business will be conducted in the
future,” he says.
“The ability to capture and harness information from massive data sets,
coupled with the exponential growth in processing power and advance-
ments in machine learning techniques, has transformed, and will continue
to transform, our product offerings and our ability to improve performance.
“Quantitative analytics, delivered through web and mobile applica-
tions, will allow us to provide actionable information and greater transpar-
ency to our clients. There are also many unanswered questions that we
need to consider.”
Pomraning says there is much work to be done by institutions to under-
stand how innovations can enable businesses to solve problems better
than they do today. He explains: “Where does blockchain fit in? How will
client relationship management help us to tailor our products and ser-
vices, in order to improve how we serve our clients?” n
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