Profile: Spotlight on James Leonard

Looking ahead is never a bad idea. With market-changing regulations including Reg NMS and MiFID on the horizon, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has placed James Leonard in the newly created role of managing director of strategic planning, to anticipate the impact of market changes and to more fully address the buy side's needs. Interview by Stewart Eisenhart

Which areas of financial services did you focus on before joining the DTCC?I was with a broker/dealer, Kaizan Capi