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.
Ralph Bird is the CTO & Head of Product for CurveGlobal. He has responsibility for new contract specifications and listings as well as the definition of enhancements to system functionality to meet the markets’ requirements.
Ralph joined CurveGlobal in April 2015 directly from his role as the Head of Special Projects at NYSE Euronext where he was heavily involved in the transition of the listed markets from the NYSE Euronext UTP trading platform to the ICE Trading Platform following the merger with ICE. Before that Ralph was the Head of Business Analysis and Test at NYSE Euronext having joined LIFFE as Technology Development Manager.
Ralph has a BSC (hons) in Computing Science with Economics and started his career in listed derivatives when he joined the London Commodity Exchange as a Senior Systems Engineer working on one of the industry’s first electronic trading platforms (FAST) in 1990. He lives in Radlett with wife Sue, sons James, Matthew and Charlie and daughter Isobel.
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 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 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.
After completing the MSc Finance degree at the London School of Economics (LSE) Milain joined the London Stock Exchange Group.
Milain started out in LSEG Group Risk shortly before moving to the risk team at SwapClear (LCH). The main focus of his role at SwapClear was on risk modelling and analytics as well as Liquidity Risk and Default Management.
Milain joined CurveGlobal in January 2016.
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.
Robert is a graduate of St. John’s University, and currently sits on the St. John’s University Board of Gov’s. He joined JP Morgan & Co out of University in 1990 and after 5 years, was offered a job trading at a Hedge Fund he covered in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has worked on both the “Buy-side” (trading for 13 years) and the “Sell-side” during his career in Fixed Income, but spent the past 10 years of his career running Rates Sales for the Financial Institutional Group at JPMorgan (2007-2009) and the last 7 yrs at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the Global Head of Rates Sales. (Living in London for 2013 & 2014) He last ran the Electronic Trading Sales group and retired in 2016.
Rob last ran the Non-Profit “Boys Hope Girls Hope NY”, in Brooklyn. He has been a board member for over 10 years. BHGH NY is a residence program that boards, and sponsors at-risk inner-city scholars to Private High Schools and prepares them for College.
Rob has served on Industry groups, and CCP Steering Committees, including the OTC Swaps Clearing Steering Committee.
Robert M Grillo & Catherine Grillo have three children and have recently moved to Stuart, FL. They also have a home in Mattituck , NY.
Rob joined the CurveGlobal team in December 2019, and is based out of Florida.
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.