Matteo Cassina, Adaptive Non-Exec Director, talks to Trista Kelley of Financial News about his extensive experience in financial innovation, what links financial acumen and high-performance sports, and what lies in store for the future of the trading floor.
Matteo has a solid international financial services experience which spans over two decades.
After working at a number of big banks including BNP Paribas, he joined Goldman Sachs as Head of Prime Access SM, supporting the needs of the first wave of Fintech players (online brokers and digital wealth managers) across EMEA.
He subsequently moved to Merrill Lynch as Head of Total Trader SM, providing electronic execution (DMA and ALGORITHMIC) for broker dealers, proptrading shops and retail aggregators. The service includes clearing, financing, stock loan, and custody for all asset classes.
Later on, he served as President of Citadel Securities Europe, before joining SAXO bank where he was CEO (UK), member of the board of Directors (France), and member of the global executive committee of Saxo Bank (Copenhagen). Matteo has also been on the board of Nasdaq Europe and Boerse Berlin.
He is a member of the Board of IT Software in Milan, and is passionate about cycling where he holds private investments.