Daniel Mayston, PhD, FRM, Managing Director, is Head of Market Structure and Electronic Trading in BlackRock's Global Trading organization in Europe. He also leads the Market Structure and Trading Research teams globally.
Dr. Mayston is responsible for overseeing electronic trading initiatives, adapting the trading platform in the light of market structure evolution, and delivering execution research across all asset classes. His role's mandate includes strengthening the role of quantitative data, modelling and technology in the trading process to drive execution performance. His research responsibilities include the delivery of execution and liquidity models which combine econometric techniques with innovative machine learning approaches.
Dr. Mayston partners closely across BlackRock's modelling, risk management and investment teams to provide thought leadership on liquidity and liquidity risk for the firm. He also represents BlackRock externally on various industry bodies and at conferences to advocate for trading and market structure solutions in the interest of the end investor.
Dr. Mayston earned a PhD in Finance from the University of Cologne. His academic focus was on liquidity risk. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charter holder.