Tradefeedr appoints new member for advisory group

Karthik Subramanian

Tradefeedr, the community-based FX data and analytics provider, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michal Marcek as its new member to its advisory group that would advise the management team regarding its products and strategy.

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Tradefeedr is a common and independent platform that brings together market participants across the sell-side, buy-side, regional banks, hedge funds, brokers, and central banks to connect, analyze their trading data and collaborate so that they can make better and easier trading and investment decisions. Tradefeedr has also launched its FX data analytics platform with more than 15 leading sell-side and 20 major buy-side firms onboard.

Commenting on the appointment, Seth Johnson, Chair of Tradefeedr, said: “As Tradefeedr gains traction amongst the foreign exchange community, we must continue to accrue expert industry knowledge which provides a solid basis on which to deliver our solution. We are delighted to have the rich industry expertise and depth of understanding of the FX market that Michal brings. We welcome him to the advisory group.”

The advisory group within Tradefeedr advises the leadership team on product development and strategic roadmap delivery to ensure alignment with industry-wide needs. It is composed of a mix of senior liquidity providers, buy-side clients, and industry experts that includes Tim Cartledge, previously at Barclays and NEX Markets; Richard Turner, Senior Trader, Currency Solutions at Insight Investment; Jeremy Smart, Global Head of Distribution at XTX Markets; and Ian O’Flaherty, industry expert.

Dr. Marcek said: “Tradefeedr’s exciting and unique proposition has solved for a deep pain point in the market, delivering on a real need in foreign exchange to trade using correct and standardized data, allowing faster and more accurate flows, better decision making, and better relationships. I look forward to engaging with them and the market as the business creates a powerful network effect, as more and more users join the ecosystem.”

Dr. Marcek had previously worked as a portfolio manager on PIMCO’s Global Fixed Income desk, focusing on global macro strategies and currency trading. He was the lead portfolio manager on a $100+ billion currency hedge overlay platform. He had also worked as a portfolio associate on PIMCO’s European FX desk and has serviced German fixed-income clients at Allianz Global Investors (AGI). He has a total of 14 years of investment experience and Tradefeedr would hope to utilize his experience in building a strong platform.

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