Team - Applied Financial Technology
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Rob Smith
CEO

Rob is an experienced, versatile, global professional occupying a unique niche in the Financial Technology space. He has a demonstrated track record of creating and managing diverse teams of varying sizes. He is currently the CEO and founder of Applied Financial Technology Ltd. The company, based in London, is a proprietary trading firm, aiming to redefine the concept of risk and risk management in financial markets through the innovative use of technology. Prior to his current role, he led GETCO LLC’s Asia-Pacific business, entering into all major markets in the region. These include Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, India, and Malaysia. He represented the firm to Regulators, Exchanges, Clearing firms, and other stakeholders. He served as Chairman of the Board for GETCO Asia (Singapore), GETCO Hong Kong, and GETCO Australia. Before his time in Singapore, Rob was the CTO for GETCO LLC. There he led the development of a world-class, multi-currency, multi-asset class, globally distributed trading platform. He participated in all day-to-day and strategic management of the company as part of the four person executive committee. Rob holds a Master of Science in Finance from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Selim Aydin
Finance

Selim worked for six years in private banking in Switzerland. He joined the AFT ranks early 2016. Speaks four languages and is a qualified IFA and mortgage adviser.

Richard Bambury
Trader

Richard joined the trading team at Applied Financial Technology in 2016, with a focus on the development and implementation of systematic options trading strategies. His background is in trading listed fixed income options, initially training at Mako Global Derivatives as a market maker followed by developing relative value volatility trading strategies across a broad range of markets, subsequently joining Hehmeyer Trading Group as a member of their German government bond options trading desk. He holds a first class MSc in computational finance and BSc in mathematics.

Ye (Chloe) Tian
Quantitative Developer

Chloe joined Applied Financial Technology in 2018 as a quantitative developer.
She currently focuses on the development of the post-trade and risk related AFT Activity platform, and Profit and Loss (PnL) related analysis. Before joining Applied Financial Technology, she worked as an intern in the Investment team of Albany Investment Limited and the Risk Consulting team of Maven Global LLP in London.
Chloe earned a MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering from Imperial College London and a BSc Applied Mathematics from University of Liverpool.

Alexander Currin
Trading Operations Associate

Alex joined Applied Financial Technology in 2019 to assist with the management and running of the futures and option trading strategies, as well as providing suggestions for improvement. He obtained degrees in MSc Financial Mathematics and BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Economics from the University of Exeter.

Michael O’Sullivan
Trading Operations Associate

Joined Applied Financial Technology in July 2019 as Trading Operations Associate where his duties include managing and monitoring the various trading strategies that the company is running. Before joining AFT, he worked as a futures trader for two years with Positive Equity in Dublin. Experience with a diverse range of products from the equity, commodity and fixed income spaces. Earned a BSc in Geology from University College, Cork in Ireland.