AxeTrading for the Sell-side

2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Electronic Trading Solution, with detail specific to Sell-side Institutions. 

AxeTrading for the Buy-side

2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Execution Management System (EMS), with detail specific to Buy-side Firms.

AxeTrading for Agency Brokers

2-page overview factsheet on AxeTrading's Fixed Income Electronic Trading Solution, with detail specific to Agency Brokers. 

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Meet the Team

Ralf Henke
CEO & Co-Founder

Co-founder of AxeTrading, Ralf has over 15 years' experience in Fixed Income electronic trading and is responsible for technology and software development at AxeTrading. Holding a degree in Computer Engineering, his past experience includes designing and implementing bespoke Fixed Income pricing and trading systems for JP Morgan and other leading Fixed Income dealers. Ralf is a strategic business developer with familiarity of trading markets in different countries. Prior to co-founding AxeTrading, he contributed to the start-up and development of several other successful Fixed Income trading technology companies, each of which remains successfully in business today.

Dinos Daborn
COO & Co-Founder

Dinos co-founded AxeTrading in 2009 and has over 25 years' experience in Fixed Income broking, sales and electronic trading. His previous experience includes, among others, a senior role in credit e-sales at Citigroup and a Fixed Income electronic trading dealer sales specialist role at Bloomberg: both positions held in London for 5 and 7 years respectively. Having acquired more than 16 years' experience in Fixed Income/Repo trading and electronic brokerage, Dinos' in-depth technical and business knowledge in this sector has earned him a strong reputation among his peers, colleagues and clients.

Mark Watters
CCO & Co-Founder

Co-founder of AxeTrading, Mark is responsible for sales and business development at AxeTrading. He has over 17 years’ experience at Bloomberg, including senior roles in Fixed Income electronic trading. Mark gained specialist experience in selling and implementing bond auction systems, trading platforms, and primary and secondary market Fixed Income trading systems in developed and emerging markets. He has worked with national treasuries, issuers, and the Buy- and Sell-side implementing Fixed Income electronic trading in many countries around the globe. Mark brings additional in-depth Fixed Income electronic trading experience to the AxeTrading team.

Hannes Kurth

Hannes is AxeTrading's Chief Technology Officer. With a Masters Degree in Computer Science and over 10 years’ experience in Fixed Income electronic trading systems, he leads the software development and testing team of AxeTrading. With a solid understanding of business and technology, his expertise includes product design for electronic trading of Bonds, FX and Derivatives as well as evaluation and implementation of market data systems. Hannes’ skills-set enables AxeTrading to respond quickly and accurately to our clients' requirements.

Ivan Mihov
Sales Director,

Ivan joined AxeTrading in late 2017 to lead sales and product development for AxeTrading’s Buy-side Fixed Income EMS. He previously worked as a senior salesperson at MarketAxess, growing the Fixed Income eCommerce business in German speaking regions and CEE. Ivan contributed to increasing the market share in Cash bonds e-trading and built Open Trading’s client base and participation in the region.

Ivan started his career as a Fixed Income specialist in Bloomberg and gained his expertise in e-trading technology during his role at Bloomberg’s Sell-side Trading Systems, selling TOMS and ETOMS solutions in Emerging Markets, Germany and the UK. Leveraging an extensive Sell-side and Buy-side network, Ivan has been able to marry the technology solutions needs from both sides of the market to help us define a future-proof product roadmap in line with the evolution of the Buy-side trading workflows in Fixed Income.

Ivan holds a BSc in Financial and Business Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jennifer Khong
APAC Sales,
Head of Singapore Region

Jennifer started her career with Bloomberg in 2005 and has held various roles in Hong Kong and Singapore with a Fixed Income specialisation. 

During the course of her career, Jennifer was pivotal in launching the Bloomberg E-Bond platform in Asia which provided electronic trading and market surveillance tools for participants in the Fixed Income market, including primary dealers, investors and market authorities. Within the South East Asia region, Jennifer has vast experience in working with and developing relationships with a range of Fixed Income market participants from both the Buy- and Sell-side, exchanges and central banks, stemming from helping emerging markets build their technical infrastructure.

Jennifer holds a B.A. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Kem Husain
Head of APAC,

Kem has over 18 years of capital market experience and joined AxeTrading in late 2017 to lead sales in the APAC region. Over the last 8 years he has worked as a senior sales figure in Societe Generale and HSBC’s Fixed Income ecommerce teams. Kem helped to grow the Rates, Credit and Emerging Markets businesses through his expertise in electronic trading, market structure and execution advisory services.

Kem honed his etrading knowledge with roles at both Bloomberg and Reuters but started his career at Hemscott in the late 90’s. Having worked at both Sell-side and vendor institutions, Kem has been able to have unique insight of market structural changes over the last 10 years.

Kem holds a Business Administration degree from the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Peter Rank

Peter joined the AxeTrading Sales team in 2018 to focus on EMEA Sell-side sales and spearhead the new BGC Partners relationship. Having initially started his career in the City in 2004 working in FX within the Sell-side institutions he moved from JPMorgan in 2010 to Bloomberg to do Sales and Relationship Management for the Buy-side OMS platform AIM, with a particular focus on Hedge Funds in London, Switzerland, Paris and Malta. This gave him exposure to a multi-asset OMS as well as integration and connectivity to the multiple Bloomberg Trading Platform and other E-Trading vendors. The perfect springboard was selling to and running multiple client implementations for Fixed Income focused funds with trading strategies from Emerging Market Credit to CDS & CDSO.


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