Mike Wilkins

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Mike Wilkins
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Occupation Business Development Manager
Employer Fidessa
Location London
Twitter @MikeWFidessa
Personal Twitter @ilkandcookies
LinkedIn Profile
Website fidessa.com

Mike Wilkins is a Business Development Manager for Fidessa Group Plc; a provider of trading, investment and information solutions for the global financial community. Currently based in London, Wilkins is responsible for growing Fidessa's presence in the derivatives space, with a keen focus on managed funds and commodities. Prior to his current role, Wilkins worked in Fidessa's Trader Support group, where he trained and supported Fidessa's user base in Chicago and New York. [1]

Before joining Fidessa, Wilkins was the pre-sales executive for North America at SunGard Global Trading. [2] He was responsible for the technical aspects of the sales process for the group's product suite including proposal writing, presentations and product demonstrations.

Wilkins is also an active trader in equity index and Treasury futures. He has been quoted in publications including Crain's Chicago Business and Futures Magazine on a wide variety of topics ranging from the role of social media in financial markets to trends in commodity trading. Wilkins has also moderated and spoken on several panels at industry events.

Background

Wilkins began his career as a clerk and then later a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. He then moved into an electronic execution role at a Japanese bank where he was first exposed to trading technology.

Wilkins has held business development and education roles at optionsXpress, Orc Software,GL Trade, and SunGard before joining Fidessa in 2011.

Education

Wilkins attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied Economics and American literature.

MarketsWiki Questions: Exploring Financial Technology

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Wilkins participated in the MarketsWiki Questions: Exploring Financial Technology interactive video series. See his responses to the following questions:

References

  1. Fidessa Press Release. Fidessa.
  2. Mike Wilkins Profile. LinkedIn.