Wavelength Podcast Episode 165: Roman Ginis on Trade Execution

The founder and CEO of Imperative Execution looks at how trade execution is changing and what that means for the buy side.

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After the Soviet Union broke apart, Roman Ginis and his family left Ukraine and came to America. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the California Institute of Technology, and then landed engineering jobs at Intel, IBM and BAE Systems. From there, he moved to Wall Street as a junior quant at UBS, developing execution technologies and quantitative analytics for electronic market-making for the investment bank. That led to a job at Cubist Systematic Strategies, the quant trading arm of Point72 Asset Management.

After seven years at the hedge fund, he shipped off to create a startup called Imperative Execution, the parent of IntelligentCross, a dark pool that uses AI to improve match times on a security-by-security basis to reduce market impact. Imperative Execution is backed by a consortium of investors, including Point72.

Ginis talks about his career, the challenges of creating a startup, and how the world of trade execution is evolving.


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Episode 158: Giancarlo’s Swan Song; Crypto Madness; DTCC/ASX Blockchains

Episode 159: Simon Hazlitt on Cloud Challenges

Episode 160: Pete Cherecwich of Northern Trust

Episode 161: Gerard Francis of Bloomberg

Episode 162: IEX on the Transaction Fee Pilot

Episode 163: Tony Amicangioli on Cloud, Race to Zero

Episode 164: Changes at WatersTechnology

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