Dash Financial Adds Credit Suisse Veteran as Head of Equity Product

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James Doherty, Managing Director, Head of Equity Product at Dash Financial

Dash Financial Adds Credit Suisse Veteran as Head of Equity Product

November 14, 2018

Dash Financial TechnologiesDoherty is a former talent at Credit Suisse, having co-headed the Advanced Execution Services (AES) electronic trading platform and US Equities Trading. The appointment shows the firm’s commitment to performance and innovation in the equity vertical.

Dash Financial Technologies, an industry leader in order routing transparency, visualization, and customization solutions, has announced the appointment of James Doherty as Managing Director, Head of Equity Product.

The leading capital markets technology and execution provider will leverage his nearly twenty-year tenure at Credit Suisse, where he was Head of US Equities Trading Product and co-head of Advanced Execution Services (AES). Doherty co-founded the AES electronic trading platform and managed the day-to-day product development of its algorithmic equities trading business.

His time at Credit Suisse also includes roles in the firm’s Equities Proprietary Trading, Fixed Income, and IT divisions. Most recently Mr. Doherty was Managing Partner of a machine learning-driven investment firm he co-founded.

Peter Maragos, Chief Executive Officer of Dash Financial Technologies
Peter Maragos, Chief Executive Officer of Dash Financial Technologies

Peter Maragos, Chief Executive Officer at Dash Financial Technologies, commented: “The buy side is working every day to implement new technologies that help optimize workflow, improve execution performance and derive new analytics to drive alpha, and that fits the Dash model perfectly. With MIFID II as the catalyst for the general un-bundling of services, we have seen a huge upsurge in entities looking for new and innovative cash equities solutions being offered by firms outside their existing providers. This demand has resulted in us providing a host of interesting solutions to improve workflow, execution performance, and analytics at a variety of institutions. We are delighted to welcome James to the team, as he is the right person to help us push innovation and continue the advancement of our award-winning suite of products and services.”

James Doherty, Managing Director, Head of Equity Product at Dash Financial, said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to work at the intersection of technology and the capital markets for more than twenty years. During that time, the buy-side clients I’ve encountered have always known their businesses best, and today the technology finally exists to allow them to craft the precise solutions they need to meet their unique requirements. Dash has been one of the genuine innovators in this field since launching eight years ago, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team and help the firm continue to grow.”

In August 2018, Stino Milito rejoined the company as Co-Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to CEO Peter Maragos. In June, the firm appointed former Goldman Sachs Robert Boylan as Managing Director of Business Development.

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