Onur AlbayrakResearcher, 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 PollinaManaging Director, Global Head of Commission Management and Hedge Fund Business Development
Yossi BrandesBusiness Development
Yossi Brandes is responsible for business development in EMEA and manages ITG’s analytical products and research group in the UK.Read more >
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.
Philip PearsonCFA, Director, ITG Algorithms
Duncan HigginsManaging 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.Read more >
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.
Aoife CareyBusiness Development & Head of Commission Management, EMEA
Milan BorkovecManaging 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 UrrutiaManaging Director, General Counsel, EMEA
Juan Pablo joined ITG in April 2011 to head legal and compliance in the EMEA region.Read more >
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
Michael SparkesDirector, ITG Analytics, Europe
Michael Sparkes is a Director in ITG’s London office, responsible for business development of Analytical Products in Europe.Read more >
He has more than 25 years experience in the investment industry, specializing in international portfolio management, product development and transaction cost analysis.
Jim CochraneDirector, ITG Analytics
Jim Cochrane joined ITG in 2012 as product manager for the firm’s Transaction Cost Analysis offering for Foreign Exchange.Read more >
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.
Ben PolidoreManaging Director, Head of Algorithmic Trading
Clare WittsDirector, 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.Read more >
She also runs ITG’s Commission Management and CSA program in Asia and Australia.
Ofir GefenManaging Director, Head of Electronic Brokerage, Asia Pacific
Mr. Gefen is a Managing Director and Head of Electronic Brokerage in Asia Pacific.Read more >
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.
Doug ClarkManaging Director, Head of Research, Canada
Erin StantonManaging Director, ITG Analytics Asia Pacific