I have always been interested in markets. There is a proliferation of data out there but the difference between working in markets and other fields is the ability to test ideas and generate results "in real life" quickly. I have traded swaps at Morgan Stanley, worked with a Cambridge Professor to predict stock prices using neural networks, designed and traded high frequency algorithms on many markets worldwide at what was then the largest HFT firm in the world. I have also put the odd spread trade on between election bets and financial positions.
Despite my academic experience, I have always been more of a "doer" than a thinker. I am motivated to work with exceptional people and achieve real results. One of my colleagues described me as "having the will to get the job done". Whilst studying for my latest PhD I did not confine myself to pure research. A summary of my experience in the world of work is below.
Aug 2023 - Sep 2023
Conducted a feasibility study of using common deep learning methods from industry to improve the client’s quantitative trading process.
Jan 2021 - Dec 2021
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Advised on data science and machine learning matters, including the hiring of talent.
Jun 2020 - Jan 2021
Cambridge and London
Acted as expert witness for the Defendant in a high profile case in the High Court. The case involved an intellectual property dispute regarding high frequency trading.
2014 - 2019
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2007 - 2013
London and Singapore
Getco was the world's largest high frequency trading firm. The firm traded in over 50 markets globally and was consistently among the top 5 participants by volume on many venues.
2004 - 2006
Hired by a Cambridge Professor to conduct research on the use of Bayesian neural networks to the problem of stock price prediction. Employed while studying for a PhD.
2001 - 2004
Traded swaps, swaptions, caps and floors in major European currencies.
1997 - 1998
University of Cambridge
Professor Hawking's general assistant both in Cambridge and whilst travelling.