About Head of Trading

About us

www.headoftrading.com is a niche online news service dedicated to providing relevant and timely information to high level executives in pre-trade, trading and post-trade. We cover issues ranging from research, data provision, high speed automated trading, best execution all the way down the chain to clearing and settlement and collateral management.

As the avalanche of new regulations and directives descends on front, middle and back office executives, it has become clear that pre- and post-trade operatives can no longer operate in their separate spheres. Heads of trading and heads of operations now need to work together on issues around the liquidity and movability of collateral and counterparty risk. It has now become essential that front and back office need to communicate and understand each other as never before.

Capital Markets Media Ltd successfully launched ISS Magazine in 2010, and has, since then, been successfully providing post-trade, back and middle office, securities services with vital thought leadership white papers and up to the minute news. We have therefore identified the need for the front office to be given its own dedicated online news service that, nevertheless has a firm foot in the post-trade camp. Our unique position allows us to do this.

Since its launch ISS Magazine has become known for its speed and its ability to reach individuals directly, through using the tools of social media backed up with a solid base of readers. We only use the best journalists and we only cover what will be of interest to our readers. We will now use our expertise, our contacts and our energy to replicate our stunning success in the front office.

Advisory Board

Chair – Kiri Self – Independent

Alasdair Haynes – CEO of Aquis

Peter Randall – Independent – ex CEO and founder of Chi-X

Alexandra Foster – Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, BT

Martin Abbott – Independent, Ex CEO of LME

Christian Voigt – Senior Regulatory Adviser, Fidessa

Susan Cuff – Talentflow