The 2015 Trading Technology 40: Ronald DePoalo
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The 2015 Trading Technology 40: Ronald DePoalo

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#10 Ronald DePoalo, Chief Information Officer, Fidelity Institutional

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Ronald DePoalo

Chief Information Officer

Fidelity Institutional

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Ronald DePoalo has financial technology in his blood. His father, Phillip, was head of technology at Salomon Brothers. “I spent a good amount of time learning about the business from him,” says the younger DePoalo, now chief information officer of the Fidelity Institutional unit of Boston-based Fidelity Investments. He went on to “put technology at the heart of my degree,” a BS in management information systems from Ramapo College in New Jersey (later supplemented by an MBA from Saint Peter’s University). His “baptism by fire” came shortly after entering a Merrill Lynch & Co. training program in 1986, as a developer in mortgage-backed securities. Back then technology was “the necessary evil of financial services, with lots of batch processing,” the 50-year-old recalls. “I was there at the beginning, witnessing how technology became more and more central.” At Merrill he rose to chief technology officer for global wealth management, leaving in 2008 to oversee Fidelity’s $3.5 trillion-in-assets brokerage platform, which serves the retail and workplace businesses s well as the technology for the institutional business. It includes National Financial, Institutional Wealth Services, Financial Advisor Solutions, Capital Markets Services and Family Office Services. “We are building out trading tools and systems to bring institutional-type quality for all different clients,” DePoalo says. Last year saw enhancements to the PB Optimize price transparency tool for securities lending and the launch of a crossing system for block trades. This year’s priorities: fixed-income trading and transaction cost analysis for equities and options.


 

The 2015 Trading Technology 40



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Kevin Kometer

CME Group Richard Prager

BlackRock Raymond Tierney III

Bloomberg Tradebook Jonathan Ross

KCG Holdings Charles Vice

Intercontinental Exchange 6

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Zef Nikolla

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Chris Isaacson

BATS Global Markets Bradley Peterson

Nasdaq OMX Group Brad Levy

MarkitSERV Dan Keegan

Citi Ronald DePoalo

Fidelity Institutional 11

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Mark McQueen

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Margaret Fox

Gerard Beatty

Goldman Sachs Group Gerald O'Connell

CBOE Holdings Brenda Hoffman

TMX Group Billy Hult

Tradeweb Markets Nicholas Themelis

MarketAxess Holdings 16

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Steve Randich
Martin H. Simon

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Todd Plitt

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Bina Kalola

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Gil Mandelzis

EBS-BrokerTec (ICAP) Steven Randich

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Jerry Dobner

GFI Group Michael Liberman

BlueMountain Capital Management 21

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Dennis Degnan

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Paul Elledge

Bill Chow and Richard Leung

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Jamie Selway

Investment Technology Group Brad Katsuyama

IEX Group John Mackay (Mack) Gill

MillenniumIT Jamil Nazarali

Citadel Execution Services 26

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SENATE BANKING
Andrew Harrer

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Takashi KATO

Robert Cornish

International Securities Exchange Tyler Moeller andJoshua Walksy

Broadway Technology Rishi Nangalia

REDI Holdings Manoj Narang

Tradeworx,

Thesys Technologies Oki Matsumoto

Monex Group 31

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Douglas Kurn

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Luludi/LUZ

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Alasdair Haynes

Aquis Exchange Veronica Augustsson

Cinnober Financial Technology Stu Taylor

Algomi Luís Otávio Saliba Furtado

BM&FBovespa Tal Cohen

Chi-X Global Holdings 36

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Donal Byrne

Corvil R. Cromwell Coulson

OTC Markets Group Alfred Eskandar

Portware Richard Korhammer

SR Labs Hazem Dawani

OptionsCity Software


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