Cassini Systems, founded in 2014, is an innovative financial technology company with teams based in both US and UK. The founders and key personnel have extensive backgrounds in creating new and innovative financial technology and strong experience serving the asset management, hedge fund and investment banking communities.
Since 2014 we have been developing a comprehensive and cohesive set of solutions to address the challenges now facing asset managers and hedge funds trading derivatives.
Origin of the Name
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 figuring out the rings on Saturn, defining a branch of mathematics known as Cassini Curves, and creating a true topographic map of France. Indeed our logo is inspired by a Cassini Curve.
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LIAM HUXLEYFounder 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 IIIChairman
Howard has over two decades of investment banking, private equity, operating and corporate law experience in financial technology, transaction processing/electronic payments and financial services. Howard has been principal or advisor on over $157 billion of strategic transactions across over 100 completed deals of all types and structures, working with executive management teams and boards at companies with market capitalizations from $1 million to $43 billion.
MARC KNAAPHead of Business Development
Marco 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 HYMANHead 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). He is currently head of Americas at Cassini Systems and situated in the firms New York office.
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