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Head of EMEA
Quantitative Brokers (QB) decided to bring its buy-side algorithmic broking business for rates futures products
to London in January 2014, appointing Jonty Field to head
up its office.
Field’s experience in systematic trading, algorithmic
execution and trading analytics made him the perfect fit
for the broker looking to expand its business in the futures
markets in Europe.
His clients in London now consist of asset managers,
hedge funds and commodity trading advisers active in the
derivatives market. Field is charged with building the business
outside of the US and meeting the demands of Europe’s buy-side interest.
As head of EMEA, Field has ambitions to keep expanding
“The future for QB is exciting as we expand on our
product coverage (options on futures) and also expanding
our coverage to Asian markets,” said Field.
“My role at QB sees me working closely with systematic
and discretionary traders to improve their execution practices
and benefit from QB’s algorithmic execution expertise.”
Field spent 10 years at AHL prior to joining QB,
beginning his career as a quantitative research analyst
after completing an MSc in Statistics at the London School
Field said that his research interests then moved into
market microstructure and minimising transaction costs and
worked closely with the trading team to build AHL’s electronic
trading platform VTrader.
“It was in this new role as an e-trading specialist that I
began to develop algorithms to improve execution on a range
of asset classes before founding the Trading Analytics team to
analyse, monitor and optimally balance human, internal and
external algorithmic execution flow,” Field adds. n
Senior equity trader
BLUECREST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Described as ‘outstanding’ by his peers, Derek Flynn joined
BlueCrest Capital Management
as the senior equity trader in
May 2013, trading predominantly
for the BlueCrest Equities Fund.
He was previously working
at Nomura on the centralised
dealing desk in London.
He worked as a trade floor
support IT analyst at Lehman
Brothers between September
2007 and February 2012. Flynn
also worked in a trading floor
support role at Nomura in
the three years before joining
He is a graduate of
the University of Limerick
with a Bachelor’s degree in
Computer Systems, Systems
Analysis, Database Design
and Programming, which he
completed in 2007. n
Exchange Traded Product (ETP) group Source hired Stefan Garcia in 2009 to build its commodities
platform from ETF Securities, where he was a founding
Garcia has been key to raising the profile of
Source over the past two years and responsible for
significant inflows during that time.
A Russian speaker, Garcia moved to London in
2003 when he competed his Master of Business
Administration at the London Business School.
He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and
Managerial Economics from Brown University. n