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The 2016 Trading Technology 40: Stu Taylor

< The 2016 Trading Technology 4030Stu TaylorChief Executive OfficerAlgomiLast year: 33

Formed in 2012, Algomi was a novel fixed-income start-up. Rather than further crowd the field of e-trading platforms, CEO Stu Taylor and co-founders Robert Howes (the firm’s COO), Usman Khan (CTO) and Michael Schmidt (chairman) built a networking engine to support sales and trading with pertinent data and analytics. Young though it is, the London-based company has changed course technologically: The late-2014 release of Honeycomb transformed Algomi from a peddler of technology running on bank premises into a live-network operation. The reaction? As of February, 15 dealers and 160 buy-side firms, including 75 of the 100 biggest in fixed income, were on board. That was up from only two buy-side firms at the start of 2015. “Honeycomb gives investors eyes and ears into the world’s dealing floors,” says Taylor, 43, who in 2010, as UBS’s global head of matched principal trading in fixed income, launched the PIN-FI platform for bonds and credit default swaps. A buy-side firm can rely on Honeycomb to identify the best dealer for a given bond transaction, regardless of how frequently the issue trades, Taylor says, adding, “Users get a continual update of a bank’s ability to move a particular bond.” Currently reporting monthly volumes exceeding $50 billion, with average inquiry size above $8 million that is typically voice-executed, Algomi has also reorganized. Its head count is 140, compared with 90 in early 2015, but it’s down from a peak of 148 in November, when Algomi put an emphasis on client service and deployment. Signaling a commitment to U.S. growth, the firm signed a ten-year lease last fall for new office space in New York City, now with 20 people and the capacity to expand to accommodate 50.

 

 2016 Trading Technology 40Click below to view profiles
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