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Managing Partner

Fadi Kassis

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tel: +44 (0)207 0994 950

1999 - Graduated University of Sydney – Economics & Finance
2001 - Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities of Australia
2001 - Joined Merrill Lynch middle office in the US Client Services
2001 - Joined Commerzbank as middle office in Equity Derivatives
2002 - Promoted to Equity Derivatives Trader on the Interbank Listed and OTC Desk
2005 - Moved to Dresdner Kleinwort to Equity Derivatives Single Stocks
2008 - Founded Forte Securities as an inter-dealer broker in Equities and Equity Derivatives

Senior Partner

Steven Robert Seman

steve@fortesecurities.com

1995 - Graduate University of Oxford - Physics
1995 - Joined UBS as Option Trader for proprietary book on Liffe
1998 - Became Market maker and risk manager for CZK & GRD Swaps, FRA’s and Bonds
1999 - UBS AG Frankfurt, German equity derivatives trader
2001 - Promoted to Director of UBS AG Frankfurt
2002 - Head of Pan European Single Stock derivatives UBS AG London
2003 - Trading Pan European single stock derivatives Deutsche Bank London
2007 - Trading Pan European single stock derivatives Credit Suisse London

Senior Partner (Compliance Oversight)

Giovanni De Bustis Figarola

2000 - Graduated from European School of Economic – International Business
1996 - Liceo Scientifico Gianbattista Vico, Rome Italy
2000 - Assistant Trader Esperia Capital Management London
2002 - Joined Banca Intesa Caboto as Equity Derivatives Trader covering warrant on the market making desk
2004 - Moved to Dresdner Kleinwort to Equity Derivatives team
2007 - Moved to UBS AG as a team to trade Oils, Utilities ands Insurance Books
2009 - Merrill Lynch as head of Equity Derivatives trading for 5 Sector books
2011 - Joined Nomura to run Equity Derivatives for client facilitation and proprietary trading

CFA - Chief Financial Officer

Marco Bach

marco@fortesecurities.com

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1995 - Abitur at OSZ Handel business school in Berlin
1996 - Started a apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank
1997 - Joined Commerzbank moved to the trading desk in 2002 developing and implementing strategies
2006 - Moved to Citigroup London to run the TMT book main focus was to develop proprietary trade ideas
2006 - Marco worked extensively with cash traders to increase the use of derivatives by Citigroup’s institutional clients

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason@fortesecurities.com

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1989 - Graduated from Kent University - Accountancy
1992 - Lehman Brothers International Europe 15 years within both the Equity and Fixed Income divisions
1992 - During his last 7 years at Lehman Brothers International Europe Jason was an integral part of the team building the electronic execution trading desk, focussed on high volume trading.
2007 - Jason joined MF Global UK Ltd to build the European Electronic platform.
2009 - Head of European Electronic Execution Services – MF Global.
2010 - Co-founded Linear Investments Limited
2012 - Launched Mini Prime services within Linear Investments

Managing Director

Paul Mccerlain

paul@fortesecurities.com

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1989 - Graduated from University of Victoria NZ BA
1991 - Joing Lehman Brothers USA on the FX Trading and Proprietary Trading
1997 - Paul moved to AIG International eventually becoming Global Head of FX Trading
2003 - After AIG Paul moved to the Hedge Fund side of the business including time with Citadel and then Bluecrest as a global macro trader
2008 - Paul was instrumental in pioneering The FX Agency business as we know it today and brings a wealth of product knowledge and invaluable experience.
2014 - Paul has over 20 years experience primarily in Foreign Exchange and brings a wealth of product knowledge to the management team and invaluable experience.

 

 

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