The 2017 Trading Tech 40: John Fawcett

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34. John Fawcett
Chief Executive Officer
Quantopian
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Quantitative investment firm Quantopian is built on crowdsourcing. The platform connects more than 100,000 members from 180 countries who have created more than 400,000 algorithms. “Anyone with interest in coding and a passion for finance can get paid if their algorithm is chosen to be included in our investment management business,” its website says. Founded in Boston in 2011 by John Fawcett and Jean Bredeche, Quantopian has raised about $50 million in venture capital from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, and Spark Capital. Joining that group last summer was Point72 Ventures, an arm of Point72 Asset Management, the family office led by SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven Cohen. Concurrently, Point72 Asset Management committed to allocate up to $250 million to Quantopian’s algos.

CEO Fawcett, 39, was a founder and chief technology officer of Tamale Software, developer of an investment research management system, which was acquired in 2008 by Advent Software, now part of SS&C Technologies. Quantopian CTO Bredeche also worked at Tamale and Advent. Jonathan Larkin, formerly of Hudson Bay Capital Management and BlueCrest Capital Management, joined Quantopian last June as chief investment officer.


The 2017 Trading Tech 40

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1. Richard Prager
BlackRock

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2. Chris Isaacson
Bats Global Markets

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3. Bradley Peterson
Nasdaq

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4. Brad Levy
MarkitSERV

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5. Dan Keegan
Citi

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6. Glenn Lesko
Bloomberg Tradebook

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7. Bryan Durkin
CME Group

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8. Mayur Kapani
Intercontinental Exchange

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9. Mike Blum
KCG Holdings

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10. Raj Mahajan
Goldman Sachs Group

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11. Ronald DePoalo
Fidelity Institutional

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12. Nick Themelis
MarketAxess Holdings

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13. Jenny Knott
NEX Optimisation

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14. Billy Hult
Tradeweb Markets

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15. Rob Park
IEX Group

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16. Bill Chow & Richard Leung
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

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17. John Mackay (Mack) Gill
MillenniumIT

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18. Paul Hamill
Citadel Securities

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19. Eric Noll
Convergex

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20. Veronica Augustsson
Cinnober Financial Technology

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21. Tyler Moeller & Joshua Walsky
Broadway Technology

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22. Alasdair Haynes
Aquis Exchange

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23. Gaurav Suri
Arcesium

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24. Manoj Narang
Mana Partners

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25. Michael Chin & Neill Penney
Thomson Reuters

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26. Robert Sloan
S3 Partners

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27. Anton Katz & Stephen Mock
AQR Capital Management

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28. Donal Byrne
Corvil

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29. Stu Taylor
Algomi

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30. Alfred Eskandar
Portware

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31. Steven Randich
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

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32. R. Cromwell Coulson
OTC Markets Group

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33. Peter Maragos
Dash Financial

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34. John Fawcett
Quantopian

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35. Donald
Ross III
PDQ Enterprises

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36. Jennifer Nayar
Vela Trading Technologies

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37. Dan Raju
Tradier

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38. Susan Estes
OpenDoor Trading

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39. David Mercer
LMAX Exchange

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40. Oki Matsumoto
Monex Group


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