Global head of digital markets
MD, Head of Systematic Market Making, Risk Centralization & Data Science
Asita joined as Managing Director, Head of Systematic Market Making, Risk Centralization & Data Science at Barclays in July 2017. Prior to that she was MD, Systematic Market Making at Goldman Sachs between 2010 and 2017,
Asita has a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Wholesale chief digital officer
Professor Carol Alexander
University of Sussex
FinTechConnex & FinTechAxis
Chief operating officer
Nick Philpott is a market structure specialist with 15 years of industry experience and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Zodia Markets, a cryptoasset brokerage and exchange business based in the UK.
He joined Standard Chartered’s graduate programme in 2006 after a short career in the British Army. He followed that with roles in Financial Markets Sales in Lagos, Nigeria, and COO positions across FX, Rates, Credit and Repo trading in both London and Singapore.
He joined the Financial Markets e-Trading team in 2015 where was the Head of Market Structure, moving to the Bank’s SC Ventures arm in 2020 to co-founded Zodia Markets.
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO at NextWave Consulting. Tony has a unique blend of big-firm consultancy, start-up and enterprise delivery and commercial experience, across business, digital and technology within Financial Services. His consultancy experience includes projects at 10 of the world’s leading financial institutions and leadership positions for 3 consultancy scale-ups, including 2 successful exits. Tony is a passionate advocate and advisor on all things Digital, has a strong industry and Fintech network and acts as a mentor to aspiring professionals through the NextWave One4One social enterprise programme.
Editor, FX markets
Lukas Becker is the derivatives desk editor for Risk.net. His topics of interest include over-the-counter derivatives pricing, collateral management, market infrastructure and legal risk. He is based in London.
He was previously the Europe, Middle East and Africa editor of Risk magazine.
Global editorial director
Duncan Wood is the London-based editor-in-chief of Risk.net. He was promoted to the role at the start of 2015, to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Wood had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.
In the intervening years, Wood was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up ERisk.com. He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work featuring in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles. Wood has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has won Incisive Media's journalist and editor of the year awards.