Miles Kumaresan, Founder & CEO
Miles has 25 years of experience from buy side, sell side and hedge funds – where he has held senior Trading and Portfolio Management roles. His preoccupation with enhancing Trading quality was the primary motivation for him pursuing a PhD in Mathematics focusing on “Optimal Execution of Orders in a Liquidity Fragmented Market Place”.
Most recently, as the Global Head of Trading & Fintech at Nordea Asset Management, Miles contributed to the transformation of the asset manager’s Trading operation into one where traders were empowered with technological tools to minimise total cost of trading.
Prior to Nordea AM, Miles was the Global Head of Algorithmic Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort, where we built from ground up the entire algorithmic trading product range. He was also the Head of Electronic & Quantitative Systematic Trading at TransMarket Group and a systematic trader at Credit Suisse’s proprietary trading desk.
Over the years, Miles has been active in proprietary trading in the form of Statistical Arbitrage and Electronic Market Making. Throughout his entire career, he has actively developed complex realtime trading software.
Academically, he has a BSc in Computer Systems Engineering, an MPhil in AI & Robotics and a PhD in Mathematics.
He is an avid skier. He also enjoys surfing and indoor climbing.