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The 2016 Trading Technology 40: Gil Mandelzis

No. 14 Gil Mandelzis, EBS BrokerTec (ICAP)

Gil Mandelzis
Chief Executive Officer
EBS BrokerTec (ICAP)
Last year: 15

What happens when a company that’s No. 1 in its field turns into something completely different? Having bulked up in technology and electronic trading since the turn of the century, ICAP, the longtime leader in interdealer brokerage, agreed in November to transfer its voice and hybrid brokering and related information businesses to rival Tullett Prebon. The new ICAP becomes what group CEO Michael Spencer calls “a pure posttrade services and electronic trading group.” The e-trading business, which produced £259 million ($384 million) of ICAP’s total £1.3 billion in revenue in the fiscal year ended in March 2015, is led by Gil Mandelzis, who describes the redefined ICAP as “a true fintech company and supermarket of liquidity.” Mandelzis joined the London-based firm in 2007, when it acquired transaction processor Traiana, which he founded and which now resides in the posttrade segment (£228 million in fiscal 2015 revenue, led by Jenny Knott). Mandelzis moved on to become CEO of ICAP’s EBS foreign exchange marketplace. Late in 2014, ahead of the integration of fixed-income platform BrokerTec with EBS, Mandelzis was named CEO of EBS BrokerTec. That combination results in powerful “operating leverage,” he says. Capital investments of more than $100 million over several years and upgrades in EBS technology and products now extend to BrokerTec as well. Mandelzis, 47, believes the unit’s size and synergies raise “barriers to entry” that will keep potential competitors at bay. “The market will converge around fewer ‘supermarket’ players, highly integrated and with economies of scale,” he says. For ICAP “the addressable market expands massively — any institutional client, any trading style, anywhere in the world.”

2016 Trading Technology 40

1. Raymond Tierney III
2. Richard Prager
3. Chris Isaacson
BATS Global Markets
4. Jonathan Ross
KCG Holdings
5. Bradley Peterson
6. Brad Levy
7. Dan Keegan
8. Ronald DePoalo
Fidelity Institutional
9. Raj Mahajan
Goldman Sachs Group
10. Ari Studnitzer
CME Group
11. Mayur Kapani
Intercontinental Exchange
12. Gerald O’Connell
CBOE Holdings
13. Nicholas Themelis
MarketAxess Holdings
14. Gil Mandelzis
EBS BrokerTec (ICAP)
15. Bill Chow and Richard Leung
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
16. Rob Park
IEX Group
17. Philip Weisberg
Thomson Reuters
18. John Mackay (Mack) Gill
19. Robert Cornish
International Securities Exchange
20. Paul Hamill
Citadel Securities
21. Eric Noll
22. Tyler Moeller and Joshua Walsky
Broadway Technology
23. Rishi Nangalia
REDI Holdings
24. Veronica Augustsson
Cinnober Financial Technology
25. Alasdair Haynes
Aquis Exchange
26. Manoj Narang
Mana Partners
27. Gaurav Suri
28. Robert Sloan
S3 Partners
29. Anton Katz and Stephen Mock
AQR Capital Mgmt
30. Stu Taylor
31. D. Keith Ross Jr.
PDQ Enterprises
32. Donal Byrne
33. Alfred Eskandar
34. R. Cromwell Coulson
OTC Markets Group
35. Masayuki Hosaka
36. Peter Maragos and David Karat
Dash Financial
37. Amar Kuchinad
38. Jennifer Nayar
SR Labs
39. Dave Snowdon
40. Dan Raju

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