CurveGlobal Team

CurveGlobal Team

Andy Ross
Chief Executive

Andy was previously a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he was the Global Head of Listed Electronic Execution & European Head of Derivatives Clearing.   Andy joined Morgan Stanley in June 1998 as an analyst in Operations, serving in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility.  Following a short stint at Deutsche Bank, Andy returned to Morgan Stanley in June 2004, with promotion to Vice President in Operations.  After a diverse career in Operations, Andy moved to the Counterpart Portfolio Management where he was promoted to an Executive Director.  Andy then led the OTC clearing business in Europe and was promoted to Managing Director, responsible for listed and OTC clearing in Europe and global electronic listed execution in his last role at Morgan Stanley.   

Andy is a known industry expert, and heavily involved in a number of key industry initiatives in the listed, OTC and counterparty risk management space; including having previously served on CCP risk committees and industry association boards. 

Based in London, Andy resides in Buckinghamshire, with his wife Sam, their daughter Lottie and his twin boys Elliott and Jackson.

Andy joined CurveGlobal in March 2016.

James Brinsden
Chief Operating Officer

James was previously the Head of Operations and Change at ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) responsible for establishing the IBA business and for transitioning multiple systemically important benchmarks to IBA from their incumbent administrators (e.g. LIBOR).

Prior to embarking on his Programme Management career in Financial Services in 2004, James spent several years as a Management Consultant, for Accenture and DiamondCluster International.  Prior to consulting James also served 6 years in the British Army as a Royal Engineer Officer.

James lives in beautiful North Norfolk with his wife Sophie, his son Ben, and daughter Emily.

James joined CurveGlobal in February 2016.

Ian Murphy
Business Development

Ian began his working career in the private client department of stockbrokers Phillips & Drew before transferring to the newly formed Futures Department. Ian joined their LIFFE floor team as a Yellow Jacket working at The Royal Exchange. Ian later transferred to the Futures Sales Desk and started his coverage of Real Money Fund Managers and lifelong interest in technical analysis.

Ian joined Manufactureres Hanover Limited in 1988 to work for the Finance Director before becoming part of the FX Proprietary Trading Team. In 1992 Ian returned to Futures Broking, working for Deutsche Bank before joining RBS in 1995 to set-up their Front Office Future Sales Team.

After working within the treasury at EFG Private Bank, Ian re-joined the Deutsche Bank Futures Sales Team before joining State Street in 2014 to set-up their EMEA Futures execution coverage.

Ian and family have recently moved to the edge of Dartmoor and enjoys the A303 weekly commute.

Ian joined CurveGlobal Business Development Team in November 2016.

Chris Bennett
Head of Sales

Chris has a 28 year background in financial sales and trading. He has run his own trading businesses and played a critical role in the sale of two start ups to major global financial institutions. As well as his European interest rate and bond experience, Chris has spent some considerable time in Singapore and Hong Kong over the last four years developing business in physical commodities such as Oil, Iron Ore, Freight and Coal.

Chris started his career on the LIFFE floor in 1988 with Kleinwort Benson, trading Gilts and Short Sterling. He moved to Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank and in 1993 became a ‘local’ and traded his own book through the end of open outcry into the early 2000s. Life after LIFFE consisted of stints at Cantors running a 24 hour trading desk dealing in FX, Equity Indices, Metals and Commodities. At MF Global he ran an options book then formed a company that traded oil on a propriety basis until 2010 when he decided to bring a close to his trading career. Since then he played a key role in the sale of an Asian commodity exchange to the Deutsche Borse Group and most recently at an American financial software start up he significantly grew the European business and started their Asian business from scratch.

Chris joined CurveGlobal in November 2016.

Samuel Hale
Product Development

After receiving a First Class Honours in BSc Economics at The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) Sam joined The London Stock Exchange Group.

Before joining CurveGlobal’s Product Development team Sam worked in various teams across LSEG including the Digital Product Team within SwapClear (LCH) and the Issuer Services team within Capital Markets.

Sam joined CurveGlobal in May 2021.

Matteo Carminati
Product Development

Matteo joined the London Stock Exchange Group in 2015, after completing a PhD in Computer Engineering with a focus on self-aware embedded systems.

Matteo spent his first 4 years in LSEG working on the derivates trading platform, first as a technical architect, then as a technical product manager. He was part of the team that designed, implemented and delivered the interest rate derivatives matching engine currently used to trade CurveGlobal products.

When not in the office, Matteo is probably travelling or hiking in some remote corner of the world.

Matteo joined the product development team in CurveGlobal in November 2018.

Chantal Bradford
Business Development

Chantal joined the CurveGlobal team in February 2020 from a business development role at KRM22 Plc. Prior to this she worked in Investor Relations roles in two FTSE 350 companies.

Chantal is an ACA qualified accountant and has an MA in Spanish and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

Out of the office she enjoys art, tennis and kite surfing.