Our unique algorithm matches institutional investors who demand fixed income assets with issuers who need financing, offering both parties bespoke solutions to match their needs.
Using R3 CORDA enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology, we will provide access to a digital debt issuance platform that achieves significant time- and cost-savings by dramatically streamlining the issuance process.
Solution will automate settlement and reporting backed by an on-ledger record of ownership
Philip is a CFA Charterholder and had a fifteen-year debt capital markets and investment career and is passionate about innovation to extend and improve financial services.
Philip is the architect of the Bond180 concept and is focused on defining the growth strategy and on business development.
Education: University of Bristol BSc (Hons) Chemistry and Law,
Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA)
Parth is a technology professional and former Senior Consultant at Deloitte with strong expertise in back-end development. Parth has experience developing enterprise applications at scale, including in Java which is the programming language applicable to Corda.
Parth is focused on delivering the technology requirements to make Bond180 a reality.
Education: Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA)
Conor is a problem solver with a track-record of providing trading technology and data solutions to the buy-side for a major quantitative trading service. He is a self-taught and qualified programmer. He sees huge potential to innovate in debt capital markets.
Conor is focused on delivering Bond180. Conor will be handling the product development with an additional focus on business development.
Education: Yale University BA Economics, Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA)
Keith Bear is a fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). Keith was responsible for the strategy and development of IBM’s business in financial markets globally. He has worked extensively with financial markets infrastructure firms, trade finance organisations, and banks on the deployment of blockchain technologies. Keith is a Board Advisor to three blockchain fintechs, and a lead mentor for the Barclay’s Techstars Fintech accelerator.
Keith holds a First Class Degree in Physics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, an MSc (Distinction) in Particle Physics from University of London. He is a member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a Board Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council.
Tara Waters is a partner in Ashurst's corporate practice and co-CEO of Ashurst Digital Ventures. Tara's legal practice is focused on the technology sector and advising high growth companies on the full range of corporate matters. She leads Ashurst's high growth & VC team in London and is a key member of the firm's fintech and distributed ledger & crypto asset practices. She has written several articles and speaks regularly at international industry events on these topics.
In addition to her legal practice, Tara is co-CEO of Ashurst Digital Ventures. In this role she is responsible for the firm's in-house development and investment arm of Ashurst Advance, providing innovative technology-led solutions to clients.
Ian Hunt is a well-known authority on buy-side business process and technology, with a strong reputation for innovation in investment processes, risk, and derivatives. An acknowledged industry expert on Investment Book of Record and blockchain technologies, and an investment management expert witness on multiple investment fraud cases. A frequent conference speaker and a regular contributor to industry publications.
Ian holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCL.