Trading Technologies makes crucial hires to address buy-side and multi-asset expansion

Rick Steves

“As we continue to grow into new asset classes and significantly broaden our appeal to the buy side, we have been steadily fortifying our leadership team – as well as subject matter experts within each of our newly aligned business lines – with seasoned professionals to ensure we have all the building blocks in place to achieve our ambitious goals.”

Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a prominent SaaS technology platform provider for global capital markets, has announced the appointment of three seasoned industry leaders to its executive team, effective January 1, 2024.

The new appointments aim to bolster the firm’s multi-asset growth and enhance its offerings in fixed income, futures, and options.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones as COO, Christopher Heffernan on Fixed Income, Alun Green on Futures & Options

Justin Llewellyn-Jones, with nearly three decades of experience in fintech and financial services, will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Llewellyn-Jones’s career spans across significant positions in London and New York, including roles at Broadridge, ION, and Fidessa. His expertise in business operations and product strategy, especially in derivatives, will be instrumental in leading TT’s market-facing business.

Christopher Heffernan, appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Fixed Income, brings over two decades of experience in this field. Heffernan’s extensive background includes building fixed income trading businesses with a focus on electronic and algorithmic trading. His previous roles at Flow Traders and SumRidge Partners, as well as his early career at Morgan Stanley, have equipped him with a deep understanding of the fixed income market and client relationship management.

Alun Green, joining as EVP of Futures & Options, has a 24-year career in financial markets and technology. His experience includes managing director positions at Fidelity Information Services (FIS) and SunGard, along with multiple technology-focused roles at Calyon Financial. Green’s expertise in post-trade derivatives and securities will be valuable in expanding TT’s core futures and options franchise.

“Seasoned professionals to ensure we have all the building blocks in place”

TT’s CEO, Keith Todd, stated the importance of these appointments in the context of the company’s growth into new asset classes and the broadening of its appeal to the buy side.

“As we continue to grow into new asset classes and significantly broaden our appeal to the buy side, we have been steadily fortifying our leadership team – as well as subject matter experts within each of our newly aligned business lines – with seasoned professionals to ensure we have all the building blocks in place to achieve our ambitious goals. Justin, Chris and Alun bring to the team a wealth of talent, skills, experience and deep relationships, and we’re thrilled to have them join TT in the new year.”

Trading Technologies is a leading SaaS provider in the global capital markets industry. The platform connects to major international exchanges and liquidity venues, offering solutions in listed derivatives, fixed income, and cryptocurrencies.

TT provides advanced tools for trade execution, order management, market data, analytics, trade surveillance, risk management, and infrastructure services.

Its client base includes Tier 1 banks, brokers, money managers, hedge funds, proprietary traders, CTAs, commercial hedgers, risk managers, and exchanges.

WATCH: FinanceFeeds interview with TT’s Keith Todd and Abel Noser’s Peter Weiler

In October, FinanceFeeds Editor-in-Chief Nikolai Isayev spoke with TT’s CEO Keith Todd and subsidiary Abel Noser Solutions CEO Peter Weiler for a sideline interview at the FIA EXPO 2023.

From the integration of newly acquired Abel Noser Solutions into TT’s multi-asset ecosystem to the rapid advancements in Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA), the discussion offered a keen glimpse into TT’s strategic vision and what the industry can anticipate as we approach 2024.

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