Source: Contango News
Date: Apr 7, 2014
Author: David Setters
Kevin Green joins Contango from Santander
Contango, the specialist derivatives consultancy, is delighted to announce a key addition to its burgeoning team of industry specialists with the arrival of Kevin Green, most recently, executive director at Santander as Director, Sales and Account Management.
Green has over 30 years experience in wholesale financial markets including fixed income, equities, repo and exchange traded and OTC derivatives across the asset classes. He spent 14 years at Banc One as Global Head of Clearing prior to moving into senior sales roles at Dresdner and Mizuho Securities before joining Santander.
His vast knowledge of all aspects of the operational process chain including markets, technology, operations and providing facilities management services for a number of large global institutions adds considerably to the already strong Contango team of experts. “I am delighted to be joining Contango at this exciting time,’’ said Green. “Companies in the derivatives space are facing a multitude of challenges. Not simply the competitive commercial pressures you would always expect, but also the increasing regulatory changes they need to respond to. Contango’s knowledge base and wealth of experience means that they operate at the very heart of the derivatives industry, that they can quickly understand specific challenges and provide appropriate solutions. I am pleased to be adding my knowledge and experience to broaden our reach even further.”
Leading derivatives consultancy strengthens project management capability
The addition of Green comes at a time when Contango is also strengthening its resources in terms of project managers and business analysts. “Our clients can now benefit not only from our virtually unrivalled derivatives domain knowledge,” says Contango’s Managing Director, Clive Furness, “but also from our ability to run major projects in the financial markets, using the experience of well qualified project managers with significant expertise in business change, continuous improvement and Lean Sigma methodology.”
Green joins Furness and his team, which includes many well-known names from the derivatives industry including Richard Wilkinson, Director, Post Trade Solutions (previously Director - Clearing & Infrastructure Sales RBC), Jonathan Cowan, Director, Technology Solutions (previously founder of Eccoware and Global Head of Futures & Options at BGC) and Brian Cooke (previously President & CEO, Rolfe & Nolan USA Inc).
The firm also recently announced a partnership with Kynetix, a specialist technology solutions provider. The two firms are jointly committed to provide sound product development & technology solutions that will equip the derivatives market with the tools to tackle some of the more complex administrative & reporting challenges posed by EMIR.
Founded in 1999 by Furness, a former commodity trader and director of business/market development at both the LCE and LIFFE, the consultancy is already well known for a series of innovative product and business development projects for exchanges, brokerage firms, specialist IT vendors, market users and governmental institutions around the world.
David Setters, Director, Business Development, Contango – email@example.com Tel: 07710 271291; Clive Furness, Managing Director, Contango – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07931 372586 Website – www.contango.co.uk
Clive Furness founded Contango in 1999 and the company has developed into one of the world’s leading capital markets and commodities consultancies. The company delivers highly focused consulting and business development services to clients in the global derivatives marketplace. We provide them with the knowledge and opportunity to enter areas of the derivatives markets that they are not currently in or wish to expand into. Its success is founded on an unrivalled source of derivatives knowledge & experience - combined, we have over 200 years of practical, hands on experience in futures, options and OTC derivatives in the global financial and commodity markets - we have traded them, graded them, managed them, developed them, operated them, written about them, built them and merged them. The Contango team is drawn from experienced market professionals each of whom has held senior positions within commercial companies specialising in all sectors of the OTC and exchange-traded markets.
It specialises in product and market development for exchanges, banks, IDBs, clearing houses and other primary market participants for a blue chip client base. Our product expertise extends across the entire range of cash and derivatives asset classes. Technology companies are a key client segment. We assist them in development of new products and services for the derivatives and cash markets. We also work with these organizations on M&A activity: from strategy development and target identification through to detailed due diligence and negotiation tactics. This combination of knowledge of both product and technology expertise provides clients with a unique resource upon which to draw. Our results focused approach means that clients value our input and return to us, in some cases many times over, for further projects.