Roger Barton founded the Financial Reform Consultancy in March 2011, specialising in the business impact of financial market reform. In this role, Roger has conducted work with a range of market participants, infrastructure organisations and service providers, helping them prepare for the practical and strategic implications of the forthcoming changes. The creation of Financial Reform Consultancy was inspired from his experience heading Tradeweb’s regulatory policy, examining and preparing for the impact of market structure change.
Previously, as a Managing Director at Tradeweb, Roger served as head of Tradeweb’s European and Asian business. Until 2005, Roger headed European e-commerce at Goldman Sachs, during which time he worked with a range of e-commerce platform providers and partnered with heads of fixed income and equities businesses at Goldman Sachs to formulate strategic plans relating to e-commerce.
Earlier on in his time at Goldman Sachs, which began in 1994, Roger acted as Co-Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s exchange traded derivatives business. He also served on secondment to BrokerTec, to initiate the development of futures trading and clearing facilities.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Roger was extensively involved in the setting up and subsequent development of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE).
Roger has served as a director on the boards of the Securities and Futures Authority, the London Clearing House (where he also chaired the Risk Committee), LIFFE, the Futures & Options Association, and ICE Clear Europe (also chairing the Risk Committee). He has a first class MA in Maths from Cambridge and a second degree in Operational Research.