Simon Bird

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at the firm Objectivus Financial Consulting, which provides expertise in the areas of Compliance, Regulation and Risk Management through the deployment of market professionals who have a deep understanding of clients' typical issues from first-hand experience. Simon is an experienced trader, risk manager and operations expert, covering over-the-counter derivatives trading, client focused algorithmic, rules based trading, portfolio and electronic trading. His 28 year tenure in the Financial Services industry has included starting up new businesses for major investment banks, restructuring existing businesses and advising regulators. Prior roles include equities and derivatives trader for Natwest Securities (1986-1999), Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns (1999-2008), and Chief Operating Officer at City Index (2008-2014). At Bear Stearns Simon led the building and running of the Global Portfolio Trading and Algorithmic Trading departments, managing teams in London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Since Sept 2013 Simon has been working as a consultant for the Financial Conduct Authority as an expert advisor in the field of market abuse.