Tradefeedr taps ex-UBS Christian Gressel to advise on products for data analytics platform

Rick Steves

Tradefeedr brings the sell-side, buy-side, regional banks, hedge funds, brokers and central banks together on a common and truly independent data layer enabling all market participants to connect, share and analyse their trading data.

Tradefeedr has appointed Christian Gressel to the FX data analytics platform’s client advisory group, which was founded to create a forum to advise Tradefeedr on product development and alignment with industry-wide needs.

The client advisory group comprises a mix of liquidity providers, buy-side clients, and industry experts, including members Tim Cartledge (ex NEX), Richard Turner (Insight Investment), Jeremy Smart (XTX), Ian O’Flaherty (ex Deutsche Bank), and Michal Marcek (ex PIMCO).

Christian Gressel has over 20 years of experience in FX, Futures and Options, having most recently served as Global Head of ETD and FX Electronic Execution at UBS in London.

Prior to spending 15 years at UBS, Mr. Gressel worked in sales roles at J.P. Morgan in London and Raiffeisen Zentralbank AG in Austria. His deep domain experience of the FX market structure and algorithmic trading will prove valuable to Tradefeedr’s client advisory group as the independent trading database looks to further grow, catering to the sell-side, buy-side, regional banks, hedge funds, brokers, and central banks, who want to connect, analyze their trading data, and collaborate.

FX clients and LPs join Tradefeedr for transparency

Christian Gressel, the new member of Tradefeedr’s client advisory group, said: “Tradefeedr brings the sell-side, buy-side, regional banks, hedge funds, brokers and central banks together on a common and truly independent data layer enabling all market participants to connect, share and analyse their trading data without friction. I look forward to helping them further develop and refine their product offering.”

Balraj Bassi, Co-Founder of Tradefeedr, commented: “Over the past year we have added numerous FX clients and LPs to our network, improving transparency for all parties. Under the direction of the Advisory Group, our goal is to interconnect all Liquidity Providers, trading platforms and ECNs directly with their clients through an independent unified data API, which negates the need for TCA providers, who tend to be owned or operated by the market participants whose liquidity is being assessed.”

In June 2021, Tradefeedr launched its ground-breaking data analytics platform with more than 15 leading sell-side and 20 major buy-side firms onboarding and another 20 in the pipeline.

In December 2021, Reactive Markets partnered with Tradefeedr in which Switchboard clients can choose their Crypto and FX post-trade data to automatically stream to Tradefeedr.

Reactive’s Switchboard is a cross-asset trading and price streaming network. It is an open and transparent liquidity network for Crypto and FX trading, where clients can trade on a fully disclosed basis with their relationship LPs at no cost.

The new service is live and fully integrated with Switchboard, meaning that clients can connect via a single high performance API or front end trader desktop and see their post-trade data streaming from Switchboard to Tradefeedr within minutes.

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