Dash Financial Technologies, a capital markets technology and execution provider, has appointed James Doherty as Managing Director, Head of Equity Product.
Doherty (pictured), joins Dash following a nearly twenty-year tenure at Credit Suisse, where he co-founded the Advanced Execution Services (AES) electronic trading platform and managed the day-to-day product development of its algorithmic equities trading business. Prior to joining the AES group, he worked in the firm’s Equities Proprietary Trading, Fixed Income, and IT divisions. Most recently, Doherty was Managing Partner of a machine learning-driven investment firm he co-founded.
Dash Financial Technologies CEO Peter Maragos, says: “The buy side is working every day to implement new technologies that help optimise workflow, improve execution performance and derive new analytics to drive alpha, and that fits the Dash model perfectly. With MIFID II as the catalyst for the general unbundling of services, we have seen a huge upsurge in entities looking for new and innovative cash equities solutions being offered by firms outside their existing providers. This demand has resulted in us providing a host of interesting solutions to improve workflow, execution performance and analytics at a variety of institutions. We are delighted to welcome James to the team, as he is the right person to help us push innovation and continue the advancement of our award-winning suite of products and services.”
Doherty says: “I’ve been fortunate enough to work at the intersection of technology and the capital markets for more than twenty years. During that time, the buy-side clients I’ve encountered have always known their businesses best, and today the technology finally exists to allow them to craft the precise solutions they need to meet their unique requirements. Dash has been one of the genuine innovators in this field since launching eight years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team and help the firm continue to grow.”