Kx Hires Data Analytics Vet Sykes to Expand kdb+ Uses

Sykes, a long-time kdb+ user in previous roles at banks, will help expand the tick database's use to new industries.


Before joining Kx Systems, Sykes was a partner at a private investment fund, prior to which he was global head of algorithmic solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2010 to 2013, where he managed the quant, trading and technology teams and introduced an FX execution platform built on kdb+. He has also served as director of foreign exchange at Citigroup and as director and head of algorithmic trading at Deutsche Bank, where he implemented the bank's first tick history database using kdb+

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