Thinking

Contributors

  • Onur Albayrak

    Researcher, Financial Engineering

    Onur Albayrak joined ITG’s Financial Engineering department in 2015 as a Researcher and works on transaction cost modeling and measurement in FX. Prior to joining ITG, Mr. Albayrak worked as a research assistant in Carnegie Mellon University’s physics department, receiving a PhD in experimental particle physics.

  • Jack Pollina

    Managing Director, Global Head of Commission Management and Hedge Fund Business Development
  • Yossi Brandes

    Business Development

    Yossi Brandes is responsible for business development in EMEA and manages ITG’s analytical products and research group in the UK.

    He has coauthored articles on market microstructure, transaction costs, algorithms measurement, and portfolio construction. Mr. Brandes has held a number of other positions within ITG, including Head of Trading Analytics.

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  • Philip Pearson

    CFA, Director, ITG Algorithms
  • Duncan Higgins

    Managing Director, Head of Electronic Sales, EMEA

    Duncan Higgins joined ITG in January 2010 and is responsible for the sales of algorithmic execution, electronic liquidity access products, and the Triton EMS for European markets.

    Prior to ITG, Duncan was at Turquoise, leading the Sales and Marketing teams.  He also spent nine years representing UBS on the boards of BOAT and Turquoise.

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  • Aoife Carey

    Business Development & Head of Commission Management, EMEA
  • Milan Borkovec

    Managing Director, Head of Financial Engineering

    Milan Borkovec joined ITG’s Financial Engineering department in 2001 as research analyst and since 2006 has headed the department. Mr. Borkovec holds a PhD from the Munich University of Technology and taught at Cornell where he originated new research in credit risk modeling and pricing of derivatives, heavy-data traffic modeling as well as asymptotic theory of sample autocovariance and autocorrelation functions of financial time series.

  • Juan Pablo Urrutia

    Managing Director, General Counsel, EMEA

    Juan Pablo joined ITG in April 2011 to head legal and compliance in the EMEA region.

    Prior to ITG, Mr. Urrutia spent five years at Goldman Sachs in positions including Executive Director leading the cash equities sales and trading team in the EMEA Legal Department and more recently, as acting Co-Head of Government Affairs for EMEA

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  • Michael Sparkes

    Director, ITG Analytics, Europe

    Michael Sparkes is a Director in ITG’s London office, responsible for business development of Analytical Products in Europe.

    He has more than 25 years experience in the investment industry, specializing in international portfolio management, product development and transaction cost analysis.

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  • Jim Cochrane

    Director, ITG Analytics

    Jim Cochrane joined ITG in 2012 as product manager for the firm’s Transaction Cost Analysis offering for Foreign Exchange.

    Previously, he was a senior foreign exchange analyst for emerging markets at Thomson Reuters and held institutional FX sales roles at Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Standard Chartered banks. He began his financial services career at Merrill Lynch where he helped design and build their first emerging markets FX and fixed income database.

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  • Ben Polidore

    Managing Director, Head of Algorithmic Trading
  • Clare Witts

    Director, Commission Management Services, Asia Pacific

    Clare Witts is responsible for the strategy and implementation of ITG’s interaction with institutional clients, regulators, exchanges and the media across the Asia Pacific region.

    She also runs ITG’s Commission Management and CSA program in Asia and Australia.

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  • Ofir Gefen

    Managing Director, Head of Electronic Brokerage, Asia Pacific

    Mr. Gefen is a Managing Director and Head of Electronic Brokerage in Asia Pacific.

    Mr. Gefen oversees ITG’s electronic and block trading, as well as algorithmic and dark pool product development in Asia Pacific. Mr. Gefen has been with ITG for over 15 years and in this time has developed experience across all regions through roles in product development and execution services.

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  • Doug Clark

    Managing Director, Head of Research, Canada
  • Erin Stanton

    Managing Director, ITG Analytics Asia Pacific