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The 2016 Trading Technology 40: Mayur Kapani

< The 2016 Trading Technology 4011Mayur KapaniSenior Vice President, TechnologyIntercontinental ExchangePNR

If a career in trading technology is long enough, it likely bears witness to some early breakthroughs in market automation. For Mayur Kapani that happened at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in the mid-1990s: He wrote software that automated the printing of tickets directly from the trading floor, and he had a hand in migrating what is now the Nasdaq-owned PHLX options exchange to a hybrid electronic-human operation. After a decade in Philadelphia, where he rose to vice president of options development, Kapani moved in 2006 to Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange as a vice president of its futures exchange. Today, ICE owns seven futures exchanges, and Kapani, senior vice president of technology since 2013, has responsibility for all. Besides overseeing the global tech strategies of ICE and NYSE Group markets, the 47-year-old is involved in start-up businesses like the ICE Trade Vault data repositories and ICE Benchmark Administration, as well as the postmerger integrations of market data company Interactive Data Corp. and European energy-trading-systems provider Trayport. With IDC, which ICE bought for $5.2 billion in December, Kapani is working to accelerate the delivery of fixed-income prices via the Continuous Evaluated Pricing service. “Even for computation-heavy analytics and information [in fixed income], people want it in real time,” he notes. Kapani, who has a bachelor’s of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, says ICE is addressing blockchain in earnest this year. “Many other exchanges and financial institutions are hyped about the technology and looking at blockchain as a technology problem rather than a business problem first,” he says. “We’re looking at where the customer will see value and take that as a use case to implement, rather than the other way around.”

 

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1. Raymond Tierney IIIBloomberg2. Richard PragerBlackRock3. Chris IsaacsonBATS Global Markets4. Jonathan RossKCG Holdings5. Bradley PetersonNasdaq
6. Brad LevyMarkit7. Dan KeeganCiti8. Ronald DePoaloFidelity Institutional9. Raj MahajanGoldman Sachs Group10. Ari StudnitzerCME Group
11. Mayur KapaniIntercontinental Exchange12. Gerald O’ConnellCBOE Holdings13. Nicholas ThemelisMarketAxess Holdings14. Gil MandelzisEBS BrokerTec (ICAP)15. Bill Chow and Richard LeungHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
16. Rob ParkIEX Group17. Philip WeisbergThomson Reuters18. John Mackay (Mack) GillMillenniumIT19. Robert CornishInternational Securities Exchange20. Paul HamillCitadel Securities
21. Eric NollConvergex22. Tyler Moeller and Joshua WalskyBroadway Technology23. Rishi NangaliaREDI Holdings24. Veronica AugustssonCinnober Financial Technology25. Alasdair HaynesAquis Exchange
26. Manoj NarangMana Partners27. Gaurav SuriArcesium28. Robert SloanS3 Partners29. Anton Katz and Stephen MockAQR Capital Mgmt30. Stu TaylorAlgomi
31. D. Keith Ross Jr.PDQ Enterprises32. Donal ByrneCorvil33. Alfred EskandarPortware34. R. Cromwell CoulsonOTC Markets Group35. Masayuki HosakaRakuten
36. Peter Maragos and David KaratDash Financial37. Amar KuchinadElectronifie38. Jennifer NayarSR Labs39. Dave SnowdonMetamako40. Dan RajuTradier