Billy Hult is President of Tradeweb Markets and also serves on the board of directors.
Mr. Hult is a central figure in electronic fixed income trading having led the development of several new and innovative marketplaces connecting liquidity providers and consumers. Appointed President in 2008, he has been instrumental in working with clients, partners and investors. Additionally, he was named to Institutional Investor’s annual Trading Tech 40 for five consecutive years.
Hult joined Tradeweb in 2001 as a product manager. He oversaw the creation of a platform for institutional electronic trading in the To-Be-Announced (TBA) mortgage securities market, which enhanced liquidity from borrowers to issuers and investors. Today, the TBA market is predominantly electronic and Tradeweb is the leading marketplace for that trading.
Hult directed Tradeweb’s entrance into wholesale electronic trading. He led the acquisition of broker Hilliard Farber, creation of Dealerweb, and launch of the company’s first platform for wholesale electronic trading. Under Hult’s leadership, Dealerweb has expanded its product scope, which include government bonds, mortgages and credit.
Prior to joining Tradeweb, Hult worked in a number of trading roles at Société Générale.
Billy received a bachelor of arts from Denison University. In his personal time, he serves on the board of directors for both Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.