Stephen Aikin has over 35 years financial markets experience. He started his career in 1985, working for Kleinwort Grieveson, Credit Suisse and SBCI, principally in derivatives. He founded a proprietary trading company, which became a regulated member of ICE/LIFFE and LCH, and this company experienced consistent operation and profitability throughout its 20 year operation. The company specialised in high frequency relative value trading, focusing on rates, energy products and emissions markets.
Stephen switched from derivatives trading to training in 2007 after the publication of “STIR Futures”, a book which was (twice) bulk purchased by LIFFE for their interest rate education program. Stephen has also written several articles for European and American magazines on credit spread and yield-curve capture trading strategies.
Stephen is educated to MSc Finance and holds several professional qualifications in the finance sector. He joined Barclays in 2013, designing and delivering capital markets and derivatives training to their enterprise wide population.