Horizon appoints Ben Wood as EMEA & Americas Senior Sales Executive

29 June 2017

Award-winning Horizon Software announced today that Ben Wood has joined as new senior sales manager, responsible for business development across the US and EMEA. Horizon is the leading provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology to the world’s exchanges, banks, brokers and fund managers. Wood is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience of delivering brokerage and trading technology to clients worldwide. He was most recently at ACTIV Financial, and prior to that held senior roles at companies including Commerzbank, FlexTrade and Otkritie Securities.

Sylvain Thieullent, CEO of Horizon, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Ben to the Horizon team. This is a new position, and was created because of our rapid growth both in EMEA and in the Americas. I am confident that with Ben’s previous experience, Horizon will continue to expand and go from strength to strength and, most importantly, provide our clients with great service. I am looking forward to working with Ben and bringing added value to our clients.”

Ben Wood said: “I am delighted to join Horizon and am particularly impressed with the company’s ‘Trade Your Way’ approach to user engagement, which is clearly working well. I will be focusing on EMEA and North America and am particularly looking forward to contributing to Horizon’s continued expansion and success.”

Horizon provides a complete solution for derivatives trading and algo design, from equities to fixed income, ETFs, currencies and commodities. Horizon’s Platform can be used to create strategies, scripting, views and charts; the source code is available to clients for customisation.

Clients come to Horizon because of our Trade Your Way philosophy, which means the trader’s needs are our top priority. Uniquely, in a world where traders have always had to adapt their trading and risk management requirements to fit the technology available, Horizon does the opposite by building the solution around the user, providing the best mix of tools for systematic trading, market-making, speed, functionality, flexibility, openness and scalability. The result is a high-functionality trading system configured to the needs of each user, but without the costs and uncontrolled risk usually associated with bespoke development.

With reference sites ranging from global banks to boutique hedge funds, clients value the expertise of our people, the adaptability of our solutions and the fast delivery, which gets you up-and-running and trading your way very quickly. Horizon gives every client a clear trading advantage from the outset, with the best technology, functionality, support and cost base in a one-stop gateway to the world’s equity and derivatives markets.

Horizon Software is a multi award-winning company having won the FOW Buy-Side Trading System of the Year award in 2016 and the Intelligent Trading Technology Best Sell-Side EMS award in 2017. Horizon has offices in Europe and Asia, providing algorithmic trading software to a wide range of financial institutions, including investment firms, proprietary trading houses and some of the world’s largest investment banks.

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