Head of Pro Trader
Steve Hills has worked in the City for over 35 years. Starting on the floor of the London Stock Exchange, he ran the option market making department of Morgan Grenfell Securities until setting up his own proprietary trading and broking firm in 1989. With Steve as the Managing Director, this business was acquired by Fortis Bank and BinkBank in 1998 and subsequently sold to Van der Moolen in 2006. During this period, Steve served over 7 years as a Director of LIFFE (Holdings) PLC, Chaired a number of Exchange Working Groups and sat on several exchange Membership Committees. He became a non-Executive Director of Schneider Trading Associates in October 2010 and became the Director responsible for Compliance and Business Services in February 2011. He joined Marex Spectron as part of the acquisition of the Professional Trader Services business of Schneider Trading Associates in May 2012 and was Co-Head of the Marex Spectron Pro Trader Division before becoming the sole Head of the Division in September 2014.
Steven Rose has worked in the city for over 26 years. Between 1989 and 1999 he worked for various regulated entities and has run back offices, operations teams, been a compliance officer, and a Managing Director in a futures company. In 1999 he became a partner in an Electronic Trading business called MacFutures. This company trained and supported professional traders moving from the London trading floors onto the screens. This business was acquired by Refco in 2004, and during this time the business grew to well over a 1000 traders, with over 10 offices based in UK, Europe, North America and Asia. When Refco went into administration in 2006 the European business was acquired by Marex Spectron.
Head of Trading Services
Mark Codd started on the LIFFE floor in 1994 as a Runner. He progressed to phone broking and Bund Arbitrage before moving into trading various different contracts in the Exchange “Pits”. Mark was one of the first generation screen traders that made the transition into electronic trading when LIFFE ceased open outcry. He successfully traded his own funds for a number of years. It was during his time at MacFutures and their subsequent takeover by Refco, that an opportunity was presented to Mark to run their London training programme and oversee the running of all other Refco Trading Services Training Programmes globally. He accepted the offer and coupled this role with that of Trading Manager. After taking time out in 2005, he returned to the newly formed Marex in 2006 to resume both roles. Mark now assumes the role of Head of Trading Services which encompasses different facets of our business including Trader Management and Business Development.
Head of Business Development
Harvey Moses started his career in the City working on the floor of the IPE in the mid-80’s as both a local trader as well as a broker for Prudential Bache. He then joined Kyte Group focusing on trading Financial Futures. Moving away from actively trading, Harvey joined Patsystems (PATS) as a founding member and played an integral part in the migration of open outcry trading to fully electronic markets. Harvey successfully floated PATS onto the LSE in March 2000 and conducted all of the platform demonstrations to potential investors during the flotation period. Following on from Patsystems (PATS) Harvey joined Calyon Financial. Here he was an office based listed derivatives electronic broker. During his time here he helped to grow the traditional voice based activity by introducing innovative electronic solutions to create efficiencies among the team. Harvey then made the move into Business Development at Kyte Group (more recently RJO’Brien). Focusing on listed futures and options and with a strong focus on the new breed of automated trader, Harvey successfully grew company revenues with the introduction of new clearing customers. Harvey joined as Head of Business Development at Marex Spectron Pro Trader in 2017 and looks forward to growing and developing the client base here in the UK and internationally.