about cassini SYSTEMS

Cassini’s software services enhance front office trade decisions with visibility and analytics of post trade costs, and also provide post trade optimization and estimation tools for treasury and operations.
EXPERIENCED INNOVATORS

EXPERIENCED INNOVATORS

The founders of Cassini have extensive experience building successful and innovative businesses in the software and digital arenas. 


FORWARD THINKING

FORWARD THINKING

Our approach to software has always started with the question ‘what will be needed next?’. We identify industry needs and deliver solutions that only the most forward looking participants in the market have started to consider.


AWARD WINNERS

AWARD WINNERS

The Cassini solution represents a number of innovative services which have been designed to solve new and increasing challenges for our customers. We have several industry awards, and plan to keep on going!


PROBLEM SOLVERS

PROBLEM SOLVERS

Time and again, we have been told “it can’t be done” only to create new ways of applying intelligence to the financial software area. As the market develops. we will always be leading the way in finding new solutions to your business challenges. 


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

The Cassini team believe in partnering with our customers. This means we endevor to completely understand your problems in the aim to solve them. as well as your goals to help you move past the competition. 


Origin of the Name
The Satellite
The name Cassini first stuck in our imagination when we started the company because of the inspiring Cassini satellite which was at that time on its mission to explore Saturn and its moons to help us learn more about the second largest planet in our system. This satellite was sending back so much fascinating information, especially about Saturn and Enceladus, and we were intrigued to find out what the origin of Cassini’s name was.
The Man

It turns out Giovanni Cassini was an all round engineer and mathematician, and a giant of scientific and particularly astronomical history. Highlights of his life include discovering and defining the rings of Saturn, defining a branch of mathematics known as Cassini Curves, and creating a true topographic map of France. The Cassini logo is, indeed, inspired by the Cassini Curves!

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Our Team

LIAM HUXLEY
Liam Huxley
Founder and CEO

Liam ran investment banking development groups in both the UK and the US before co-founding Syncova which developed the market leading platform for Hedge Fund portfolio margin and financing - providing calculation & optimisation for both Prime Brokers and Hedge Funds. Syncova was acquired by Advent Software in 2011. Liam then founded Cassini with a forward looking concept of providing the buy side with full modeling of all the new costs and constraints created by clearing and related regulations, to allow more efficient trading and portfolio management. He is currently CEO at Cassini Systems.


HOWARD MERGELKAMP III
Thomas Griffiths 
Head of Product
Thomas Griffiths has almost two decades worth of experience in the capital markets and financial technology sectors. Starting his career at ABN Amro bank in the early 2000s, Thomas has since held numerous senior management roles including head of Equity Exotics Trading at RBS and in business management at TriOptima. Most recently, Thomas  contributed to TriOptima triCalculate’s successes in his role as co-CEO. Now, Thomas is Head of Product at Cassini Systems, and the primary driver of the Product vision; overseeing the development and management of the product's roadmap and creation of solutions that deliver value to both customers and business goals.

MARC KNAAP
Marc Knaap
Head of Business Development

Marc has a 25 year track record in the financial services & technology sectors. He has held a number of roles at various companies within the financial industry, including ITRS Group PLC,  Omgeo (a DTCC company) and Misys Risk Management. 


SAMUEL HYMAN
Samuel Hyman
Head of Americas

Samuel is Head of Americas, Cassini Systems. Hyman has over 15 years’ experience in the derivatives markets. He began his career at SupeDerivatives (now ICE Data Services) before moving on to a similar role at Bloomberg. Most recently, he worked in Sales Management at Nex -TriOptima (formerly ICAP). Samuel is situated in the firm's New York office. 

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