BMLL CEO Paul Humphrey recognised in the Financial News ‘20 Most Influential in Trading & Technology’
London, 7th November 2023: We are delighted to announce that our CEO Paul Humphrey has been recognised in the inaugural ‘Twenty Most Influential in Trading & Technology’ 2023 list by Financial News. The list celebrates the key players in the European industry, from those leading the main exchanges or the markets businesses of the biggest investment banks to those at the top of emerging fintech firms.
Paul Humphrey was appointed CEO of BMLL in December 2019, tasked with scaling the business globally. Under his leadership, BMLL has experienced significant growth, securing Tier 1 clients, successfully closing a USD 26 million Series B funding round, and launching its data visualisation product - BMLL Vantage. Over the last 12 months, the company extended its data coverage to APAC and South Africa; expanded geographically by adding a Go-to-Market presence in the US; and grew the team across all areas of the business. Most recently, BMLL secured additional investment from Snowflake Ventures and entered a global data partnership with Snowflake. Snowflake Ventures joins existing investors Nasdaq Ventures, FactSet and IQ Capital’s Growth Fund.
Prior to BMLL, Paul held senior positions, including Global Head of FICC at Euronext NV and interim CEO of Euronext London, where he spearheaded the development and execution of strategies in Fixed-income, Rates, Foreign Exchange, and Commodity markets and a member of the Euronext managing board. His leadership acumen was also evident during his tenure as CEO of Electronic Broking & Information at Tullett Prebon, global head of eCommerce for ABN Amro and in various senior roles at renowned institutions such as, Thomson Reuters, Van der Moolen, SLK/Goldman Sachs, and ICAP.
David Robinson, Chief Technology Officer, BMLL, said: "It's an absolute pleasure to work with Paul. Undoubtedly his drive, vision and commitment to the business have been transformative. He inspires the whole company with a real sense of shared purpose for our mission”.
Angie Sadler, Head of People, added: "When Paul sets out his vision for BMLL, you listen. He maps it out with a passion and conviction so strong that it is impossible not to follow. More importantly, you put your trust in him because you know that he not only believes in that vision but knows what we need to do to achieve it. This is what makes him a true leader."
The full Twenty Most Influential in Trading & Technology 2023 list is here.
BMLL Technologies is the leading, independent provider of harmonised, Level 3 historical data and analytics to the world’s most sophisticated capital market participants, covering European and US equities and ETFs as well as global futures.
BMLL offers banks, brokers, asset managers, hedge funds, global exchange groups, academic institutions and regulators immediate and flexible access to the most granular Level 3, T+1 order book data and advanced pre and post-trade analytics. BMLL gives users the ability to understand market behaviour, accelerate research, optimise trading strategies and generate alpha more predictably.
Founded in 2014 in the machine learning laboratories of the University of Cambridge, the platform enables researchers and quants across global financial services firms to apply complex statistical techniques to BMLL’s unique big-data sets with applications such as market impact, pre and post trade analytics, order book simulation and compliance. Users no longer need to buy, curate and harmonise data. With BMLL, they gain cost-effective, instant access to a cloud-native Data Science environment via a single web portal, with a long history of the most granular, full order book data across global equities, futures and ETFs for back-testing and simulation, delivered directly into their workflows.
BMLL secured $26 million in their Series B funding round in Q4 2022, led by Nasdaq Ventures, FactSet and IQ Capital’s Growth Fund to fuel further product and geographic expansion. Snowflake Ventures joined the investment round in September 2023.