Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange PLC: a creator and facilitator of next-generation financial markets through the provision of accessible, simple and efficient stock exchanges, trading venues and technology.
One of the FT1000’s fastest-growing companies in Europe (and in the UK’s top 100), Aquis is a challenger and innovator in capital markets. It consists of three divisions: Aquis Markets, a subscription-based exchange offering pan-European cash equities trading; Aquis Technologies, which develops and licenses next-generation exchange technology globally; and Aquis Stock Exchange, a growth and regulated primary exchange delivering capital to companies via the listing and trading of shares.
In addition to running Aquis, Alasdair is the Chairman of TheCityUK’s Business Council and he also sits on the FCA’s Practitioners’ Panel. Prior to establishing Aquis, Alasdair was CEO of Chi-X Europe (now Cboe) and CEO of ITG International (now Virtu). Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks, including HSBC and UBS.