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 joined Applied Financial Technology in 2016. He worked for six years in private banking in Switzerland, speaks four languages and is a qualified financial and mortgage adviser.

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.

Alexander Moore
Trading Operations Associate

Alex joined Applied Financial Technology in 2021 to assist with the monitoring of the trading algorithms, as well as providing suggestions for improvement and implementing them. He obtained an MChem in chemistry from the University of Durham and previously completed an internship at Paul Murray Investments.