People and Leadership
Our people are our greatest asset – they matter the most to our business. It is only with the determination, values and dedication of our team that we can serve clients, generate long-term returns for our shareholders and contribute to a better marketplace.
Chief Executive Officer
Manu leads macro strategy, expanding key strategic partnerships and building out the product suite. Manu has over 16 years of front office derivative sales experience in the financial services industry. He joined us from Lloyds Bank, having previously worked at Barclays Investment Bank.
Chief Revenue Officer and Founder
Michael comes from a Financial Services background. His specialty is Regulatory Technology, Market Data and multi-asset class trading systems with a particular affinity for building from the ground up, operating and distributing of electronic foreign exchange trading venues used by top tier institutions.
People and Leadership
Andrew co-founded Smart Pension to give real people simpler ways to save and access their savings throughout their lives. In recent years many world-leading institutions and governments have partnered with Smart Pension helping it become one of London's fastest growing FinTech Unicorns,
Previously, Andrew was an international managing director, with roles in banking and finance. He also works with cutting edge innovation foundations – awarding funding and offering advice to promising UK fintech companies and social entrepreneurs, including those who work with open banking.
Experience of Proprietary Trading, Derivatives Structuring and Derivatives Sales management, including detailed cross asset product knowledge and marketing experience of vanilla, structured/exotic derivatives and Wealth products.
Advising on the mitigation of market abuse, calibrating market abuse surveillance systems, remediating market abuse failures subject to US, UK and European regulatory action, and advising on strengthening product governance within multiple trading institutions.
Implementing front office process controls & governance to address reg issues eg MiFID, MAR, TCF.
Chris is a financial services professional with 25 years of experience across leveraged/M&A financing, liquid asset financing, corporate banking, retail banking, capital/financial markets.
Leader and specialist with over two decades origination experience in both Corporate and Investment Banking. Expertise in ‘Behavioural Capital’, Corporate Finance and Products Structuring across loan & derivative asset classes. Extensive markets & professional network.
Strong sales professional, skilled in Leveraged Finance, Structured Finance, Risk Management and Derivatives.
Senior Non-Executive Advisor
Greg has 25 years experience providing resource management & consulting services to the financial industry, with many C suite relationships.
Greg has run an FCA regulated incubation platform for financial funds and a research and analytics business across London, India, and Asia.
Greg provides agenda-free advice that is based on facts and real experiences.
Advisor and Partnerships EMEA
Helmut Friedrich is a founder and the CEO of Systrade AG. He has acted as a broker since 1979 and actively accompanied the development from the earliest futures markets to today’s highly liquid trading platforms.
Helmut Friedrich has built up an international network that can offer both “private” and “institutional” customers optimal structures.
As CEO of Systrade AG, Helmut Friedrich coordinates the development and realisation process of innovative financial services.
Thomas is a business leader with decades of experience with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, BNPP Paribas, HSBC, and Santander in building and running large end-to-end digital programs across multiple geographies with a focus on innovation.
He brings decades of FX experience having built various multi asset execution platforms across the industry.