We’ve experienced what worked but more importantly, what didn’t

We’ve worked with most of the leading vendor platforms and found them either too complex, too expensive or difficult to extend. We took a step back and started again with an innovative, client centered approach. Here's what sets us apart:

 
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Simplicity and Design

This is a core tenet of Glide from the intuitive user interface to the simple API functions.

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Cloud-based technology

We started in the cloud, it wasn’t an after-thought and it means you can access your data from anywhere.

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Open and extensible

Create and extend the core features of Glide. Make it yours.

 
 

 

Run by tech experts, backed by leaders in finance

 
 

Jon Hodges

FOUNDER & CEO

Jon has worked in financial software development for over 10 years. He initially worked on auto-trading systems specialising in FIX protocol and order book management. Later he moved onto the buy-side working with more complex derivatives including Credit Derivatives (CDO’s, CDS) and Fixed Income (Bonds, Repos, ABS, MBS) before founding Alphakinetic in 2009.

Tony Roberts

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

With software development experience ranging from hedge funds, sell side institutions, systematic trading, the games industry and running his own successful software company, Tony knows what it takes to deliver exceptional software. Since joining AlphaKinetic in 2015 he has been pushing the Glide platform forward to give users the best experience possible.

 

Peter Luthy

CHAIRMAN

Peter Luthy, aged 65, started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston before moving to Lehman Brothers in 1982. In 1990, he co-founded a credit focussed bond broker, Luthy Baillie Dowsett Pethick and Co. Limited ("LBDP") whose shareholders included Deutsche Bank AG, Robert Fleming Limited and Swiss Bank Corporation. Dresdner Kleinwort Benson acquired LBDP in 1996 where he was Global Head of Credit Products. In 1998 he became Global Head of Investment Banking at Barclays Capital. He was a Managing Partner of Banquo Credit Management Limited between 2004 and 2014.

Adrian King

BOARD MEMBER

Adrian is COO and CRO of Serone Capital. Previously, Adrian was Executive Director and Head of the Multi Asset Class Group within the Prime Brokerage unit at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for managing and developing the fixed income and FX platform for hedge fund clients. Previously he managed the Fixed Income Client Service Group at Morgan Stanley, which provided middle and back office functions for the fixed income client business in Europe.
Adrian holds a BA Honours in Finance from Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Brian Collings

BOARD MEMBER

Brian has over 25 years experience of team, project, executive and board level management in a variety of high profile roles in the financial sector. He is the CEO of Torstone Technology, a provider of middle and back office solutions. Previously he was CIO and COO of KBC Financial Products, before which he worked at UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Join us and help to continue building true innovation in risk and fund management

We’re looking for passionate thinkers and doers to join our agile team. People with a drive to innovate and know that there is always a better solution than sticking to outdated legacy systems or lazy workarounds. If you have strong technical skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

 
 
 
 

Headline mentioning award nominations and about being a Goldman Sachs alumni

Most Innovative Technology Solution (2016 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Best IT Consultancy Service (2016 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Most innovative technology solution for small and start-up firms (2015 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Best IT Consultancy Service (2015 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)

 
 
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