BTON Financial makes two senior hires

BTON Financial, an independent outsourced dealing desk for asset managers, has appointed Emmett Cawley as Head of Data Science and Algos and Justin Hudson as Head of Sales. 

Cawley and Hudson will be instrumental in delivering BTON Financial’s mission to support asset managers in taking advantage of the emerging liquidity and execution opportunities while also ensuring regulatory compliance.

Cawley, a former quant trader and CERN physicist, has more than 15 years experience in data focused trading and quant strategies. Previously, he held senior quantitative trading tenures at Nomura, Millenium, Credit Suisse and UBS. As Head of Data Science and Algos. Cawley's appointment highlights BTON Financial’s unique data and technology offerings and will leverage smart data usage and analytics to drive future trading results from past trading performance using  the latest in technology.

Hudson joins from the London Stock Exchange, where he spent nearly a decade in senior technology sales roles. As Head of Sales at BTON Financial Justin will lead the sales team and support the increasing demand for BTON Financial’s outsourced dealing desk. His focus will be on the asset management community, building upon his longstanding relationships with firms in the UK and across Europe.  

Together, they join BTON Financial to drive adoption of its outsourced dealing desk. By using BTON Financial, asset managers are able to maintain an edge over their peers, implement trading strategies effectively, ensuring that investment intentions are not undermined by poor execution quality as a result of inadequate legacy technology.

Cawley says: "BTON Financial places data and technology at the core of its offering. Outsourcing presents a significant opportunity for asset managers looking to remain competitive and adapt to the changes driven by regulation and cost, to enhance performance through automation.”

Justin Hudson, Head of Sales, BTON Financial, says: “The asset management industry is ready for an independent outsourced dealing desk and has been ripe for innovation for a long time. I am excited about the opportunity to help drive that innovation as part of a dynamic and forward-thinking company. I am looking forward to applying the knowledge and contacts that I have developed over the last 10 years to help BTON Financial achieve their growth ambitions.”  

Dan Shepherd, CEO & co-Founder, says: “We are delighted to welcome Emmet and Justin onboard and I am certain that they will fit in excellently to our team and culture. The fact that we have been able to attract people of Justin and Emmet’s calibre is a great endorsement of the strength of our proposition; the wealth of their experience and extensive network will help accelerate our growth trajectory.”