Mike O’Hara is a veteran of the Capital Markets industry, having started his career in the mid-1980’s as a junior trader for UBS, in the Gilt Options pit on the LIFFE floor. Describing himself as more of a geek than a trader, he spent most of the 1990’s working for technology vendor SunGard, before leaving to set up the UK operations of software firms Iris Investment Support Systems in 1998 and Alysis Technologies in 2000. Since 2002, he has run his own consultancy firm, providing business development services to financial technology vendors.
He originally created the High Frequency Trading Review as a blog in early 2010, out of an interest in the fast-developing world of high frequency &algorithmic trading and a desire to have a platform to discuss the players, the technology, the news stories, the controversy and everything else that makes HFT such a fascinating topic. Since then, the HFT Review has gone on to become one of the top-ranked websites worldwide for information related to HFT and algo trading.
A keen musician in his spare time, Mike works out of an office and studio in the Kent countryside.
Ken Yeadon is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of VC firm, Thematic Capital Partners He is a recognised innovator in financial technology, with over 25 years experience in management, trading, technology, large technology project management, and venture investing.
He was the former head of trading, sales and e-commerce for HSBC Asia-Pacific and has a successful track record in angel and venture investing in financial technology, high frequency trading, stat-arb and quantitative/arbitrage trading, liquidity management infrastructure and financial CRM projects.
Ken has an MBA from John Cass Business School and a BA in economics from Nottingham.